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Anticipating Spring: Snowmelt and Flooding

It’s not that there was so much more snow than normal this year, but the unrelenting cold through January and February meant there was no mid-winter thaw, so a whole winter’s worth of snow is now melting. 345 more words

Native Plants

Thirsty Thursday

Wouldn’t be summer if this old squirrel didn’t show off the most striking flower around our natural ponds, and backyard ponds.

Here in the east, that’s Cardinal Flower, … 51 more words

Backyard Habitat

Mail: Benign and Hostile

Clump #228:  Send off clump of mail and clear, right away, incoming mail; day 24 of the 30-day challenge.

First, a moment of awe, please, for the Cardinal flower I spied today. 358 more words

Kayaking and Paddleboarding on the Chattahoochee River

This past Saturday (Aug. 30), my partner and I met up with a friend for some informal kayaking lessons and a guided tour of one of the gentle, flatwater sections of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area.  266 more words

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