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on the naming of trees

Here in the US Midwest, this tall, fast growing tree with its distinctive leaves is a familiar presence in residential landscapes in almost every suburb and small town. Its common name is “tulip tree,” but you have to be paying … Continue reading

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the origins of wild grapes

There is an old grape vine in the scrub at the edge of the vacant lot behind the post office substation.  My cameras and I found the grapes last year, rich and purple at the end of their working life, … Continue reading

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jack in the pulpit (two stages)

Two Jacks-in-the-Pulpit* at different stages of development, side by side at the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation last weekend. *Jack-in-the Pulpits?  I am unsure of the correct plural, so I used the one I thought looked cooler. (For camera geeks: … Continue reading

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creative plurals in floral

Those lovely tropical orchard’s– so exotic.

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last year/this year

The first big macro garden walk of the new year (so early!),  yielded a number of images, some of last year, some of this.  In these two 4 x 3s, that means last year’s oak leaf hydrangea, and this year’s … Continue reading

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orange roses and digital “arts”

Phone camera forays into the  floral departments are a winter refuge for a ‘tog who like flowers. It’s no garden macro, but we will take what we can get.  Here’s the original crop-and-edit from this afternoon at the discount store, … Continue reading

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frozen solid in the backyard

Winter Gargoyle: There’s good shootin’ weather, and then there’s deep winter cold with harsh and brittle light, but I couldn’t let the new year advance to much further without a 2017 date on a new photograph.  Here are two from … Continue reading

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festivity found?

This year I had a hard time uncovering any kind of festive feeling over the holidays, even photographically, much less when it comes to a real mood.  This is a close as I came to finding it, in a friend’s … Continue reading

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the six inch zygo cactus

Otherwise known as the Christmas Cactus. There were quite a few of them in bloom at Menards today. As winter deepens, we take our flower photography where we find it.

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christmas at the grocery store

In an effort to feel even slightly festive, I have been carrying my Polaroid Cube toy camera around with me.  Today, weird poinsettias at our grocery store, which is seriously under construction.

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