Archive for April, 2016

Living Lawnmower

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   Our first storm of the day passed through about about 8:30 this morning, Another’s to come through before lunch.

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Two groundhogs live under our barn — a parent and a young one.

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The rain didn’t seem to bother this young one.

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It moved along, from one tasty morsel to the next.

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It must finally be full.

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It took a little time to rest before it went back under barn.

Portrait of Foliose Lichen

This lichen grows on a tree in my backyard.

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It doesn’t know its name. I don’t know its name,

which in no way diminishes my enjoyment of its discovery.

Two More Lichens

This winter was so drab. Seemed like the sun seldom shone — and it wasn’t my imagination.

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I don’t burn all the sticks/small logs I find in the yard, for obvious reasons. I wonder if anything lived in the cavity of this blister lichens (Physcia stellaris)?

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here the blister lichens grew with the Candelaria concolor lichen. It commonly grows on elm, ash and sugar maple trees.

Winter Aconite

Winter aconites grow from tubers

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and need planted about five inches deep, from base of the tuber to the surface if of the soil.

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Just leave

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them alone and

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allow the plants to die back naturally… and the patch will spread.

I photographed these on February 19.

What a Storm!!

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Heavy rain fell in sheets.

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I took pictures from the picture window near the computer. I never could figure out what was in this picture besides bricks.

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The colors and designs kept me spell-bound in this one.

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Then I solved the mystery by rotating the picture above. Then it all made sense with the tree was standing upright, instead of reflecting.