PHOTOPAGE 400

   

   

 

 Late September 2009

Below, the first touch of color presaging the change of season to Autumn - the first to turn is frequently Virginia Creeper, the first leaves shed are from the Sycamore, though they show no reds as they lose their chlorophyll. Deep yellow is the prominent flower color and insects are numerous on them.

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400.11 VirginiaCreeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia

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400.12 Maple Leaf  

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400.13 Riverview 

   

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400.1   Hoverfly on Chicory   syrphida  on  Cichorium intybus

On the left, in what is an apparent adaptive mimicry of the bee (or vice versa?), the Hoverfly is nicely contrasted against the Chicory flower. Chicory, one of my favorites for its unusual lavender-blue-white coloration and its stem-less blossoms, often found mixed in with Queen Anne's Lace. 

On the right, the usually reclusive Whitetail Deer that roam our town streets through the night.

 

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400.2  Whitetail Deer

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400.3 Pinkweed Polygonum pensylvanicum 

Bullthistle - May I suggest it as a euphemistic outcry when you come across something of questionable veracity?

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 400.4 Bull Thistle  

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An unusual riverbank (400.13) find - what appear to be calcified serpulid  worm tubes - this group (about a fist sized clump) - firmly attached to a rock - industrial-organic -intestinal in appearance. I couldn't dislodge them to study more closely. See link to similar tubes?

400.5 Unidentified Close-up here

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 400.6 Sneezeweed  Helenium autumnale 

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400.7 Sneezeweed  

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400.8 Goldenrod, Aster, Teasel 

Early Autumn bouquet

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400.9 Ironweed Vernonia noveboracensis

Curling bracts of the Teasel perhaps exhibit the spiral form of the 'golden ratio' long studied by physicists and aestheticians.

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400.10 Teasel and Goldenrod 

 

 

   

 
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