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Om mani padme hum

This delightful little bloom was growing in the grass not far from the geodesic fruit tree. A tiny member of the lotus genus — Bird’s-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) — this jewel is not just in the lotus, it is the … Continue reading

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Big Brother is watching you

Or maybe it’s daddy or an uncle. Whatever their relationship, the antlered elder was keeping a close eye on his two spotted youngsters. When he looked our way & stamped his front hoof, we figured it was time to move … Continue reading

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‘My salad days, …

Caught in mid-chew, this white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is checking on a friend across the field while enjoying a summer salad of leafy greens.

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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Like exploding bouquets of firecracker tentacles, hazy bloom clusters burst forth from this Common smoke tree (possibly Cotinus coggygria).

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Sweet summer snow storm

Although parts of this Ivory silk or Japanese tree lilac (Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’) have begun to fade and turn brown, there were still snowy white blooms enough to entice a frenzy of bees, beetles, and ants to the sugary … Continue reading

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Ghee whiz

A glistening pair of buttercups (Ranunculus), like bright yellow rain slickers wet with liquid sunshine.

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Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

Taking a brief rest from its daily prowl, this Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) is a wafer-winged wonder.

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