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No Idea What This Is…


Not a Spot Where You’d Want to Find Your Ball…

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Honey Hole…

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Lots of nice fish in here…


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This tiny frog is superbly adapted to blend in with its environment.

Bumble Bee….Workin the Thistle.

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I was ready to discard this off-the-cuff blurry photo, but the more I looked at it, the more I was drawn to it. I like the sense of power, speed, grace and movement it portrays. It reminds me of  the Impressionist paintings of the late 1800’s. Taken in the early morning at Double Creek when the deer are still out from their night time foraging.

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Yummie Berries?…not so fast with that Polkweed…


The pokeweeds, also known as poke, pokebush, pokeberry, pokeroot, polk salad, polk salat, polk sallet, inkberry or ombú, comprise the genus Phytolacca, perennial plants native toNorth America, South America, East Asia and New Zealand. The generic name is derived from the Greek word φυτόν (phytos), meaning “plant,” and the Latin word lacca, a red dye.[2] Pokeweed contains phytolaccatoxin and phytolaccigenin, which are poisonous to mammals. However, the berries are eaten by birds, which are not affected by the toxin because the small seeds with very hard outer shells remain intact in the digestive system and are eliminated whole.

Pokeweeds are herbs growing from 1 to 10 ft (0.30 to 3.0 m) tall, although specimens as tall as 14 ft (4.3 m) have been observed. They have single alternate leaves, pointed at the end, with crinkled edges. The stems are often pink or red. The flowers are greenish-white, in long clusters at the ends of the stems. They develop into dark purple berries.

Glorious Sunrise…



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