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Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower.

One of my favorite times to visit Cades Cove and the Great Smoky Mountains is late August. Most people, myself included go to see the huge deer bucks with velvet covering their antlers, the bears feeding on wild cherries and the wildflowers. 109 more words

Equipment I Use

STOP -- and Savor Summer's Waning

I’m seeing a variety of reds in my landscape these days, most of it not attributable to leaf color — that will come later. Red flowers and fruits — and related colors in that family — are visible in nearly every corner of my yard. 426 more words

Piedmont Gardening

August Hummers

Like most birders around the world, I’m fascinated by hummingbirds and love watching them. Early August – about a month before their southern migration¬†– is my favorite time to observe and photograph: populations have peaked, natural food sources like Touch-me-not, Bee Balm and Cardinal Flower are blooming, and, last but certainly not least, I have an opportunity to visit a friend who attracts huge numbers of hummingbirds.¬† 71 more words

Nature Photography

From the blind...

The hummingbirds have been quite active lately in the wildflower garden, so I set up the blind this morning to see if I could capture some of the action. 267 more words


Spicebush Swallowtail

I used to think that there were only one or two varieties of black-colored swallowtails, but as I learned there were more such species (some deliberating mimicking each other), I’d sometimes get confused and frustrated when trying to distinguish among them. 231 more words


Sunday 10 August 2014. Surprises to the South

This morning at 5:45 AM it was 68 degrees and cloudy, and according to the phone weather ap, there was a good chance it would be storming before I got back from my ride. 830 more words