PHOTOPAGE 407

   

   

 May 2010

Approaching Summer. . .makes me wonder again about color and its relationship to the living. I see that when life ends, colors fade, converting to so called earth tones - browns and grays. - what is significant about the vivid colors of Spring and Summer? Why do most things fade?

Vivid -Origin:
163040;  < L vīvidus  lively, equiv. to vīv ( ere ) to live

 . . .just one of the puzzles to keep me wondering as I'm wandering around.

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407.11 Catalpa Catalpa speciosa

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407.12 Turtle Basking  

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407.13 Tiger Swallowtail 

   

 

Plentiful and attractive in its several forms, I've learned to walk through and touch it gently so as to avoid the rash. >>>>

 

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407.15 Northern Water Snake

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407.1 Unidentified Butterfly?   

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 407.4  Canada Geese  

 

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407.2 Dame's Rocket 2 

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407.5 Forget-Me-Nots 

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407.3 Dame's Rocket 

Hesperis matronalis

Dame's Rocket - an imported garden plant that has since 'escaped' to uncultivated areas. It is fragrant and its blossoms come in several tones and variegations.

The quality of light and water is nicely striking in the family shot below.

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407.6 Family

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407.7 Plantain  (Link) Plantago

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407.8 Purple Iris 

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407.9 Teasel Leaf 

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407.14 Stream Pattern

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407.10 Wood Ducks 

Aix sponsa

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407.16 Poison Ivy

Toxicodendron radicans

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407.17 Yellow Iris 

Iris pseudacorus

   

 
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