Touch-me-not Spotted

This jewelweed, also known as Spotted Touch-me-not, has sprung up in all the marshy areas.  It’s delicate and often the blossom seems to dissolve after a rainstorm.  It appears with less frequency than the Himalayan Balsam – Indian Touch-me-not – …

Big Red Ball

We’ve had cool weather but it’s been getting a bit humid and hazy.  The sunrise this morning lent a bright red sun with wisps of haze floating past.  The houses and trees are still dark.

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Sumac Fruit

The Staghorn sumac has a beautiful fruit.  The color always catches my eye, although I’d never appreciated how detailed the “horns” were until I stopped to stare at them closely.

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Day Lilies

The day lilies so common in suburban backyards have popped up along the river bank.  These orange ones are vibrant, and it is funny to see them closed in the morning as I go to work, and yet wide open …

Orange Moth

This moth was fluttering around the long grass on the west side of the railway tracks.  I stopped for a quite awhile to try to get a picture of it.  The dog was ever so patient as I slowly pulled …

Bright Lichen

This is like the weather doldrums.  Colors tend to be brown, grey, some reds, but it’s like approaching the top of a hill.  Once the summit is attained, the other side will be a mad rush into greens and then …