Fancy…

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In a 1930’s kind of way.

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Why is the moon so red?

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When low on the horizon, the light from the moon must pass through the maximum amount of the earth’s atmosphere. The dust particles, smoke, haze and water vapor all tend to scatter the light of longer wavelengths. This leaves the shorter wavelengths, such as reds and oranges, as the only colors able to pass through. Last nights rising moon was a good example of this. Not a great hand-held image, but this was taken very spur of the moment.

Red Velvet Ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis)…

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Also known as “cow killer”. Actually not an ant, but a wingless female wasp.¬†They are known for their extremely painful sting, facetiously said to be strong enough to kill a cow. About 3/4 inch long.

Switch Dance contestants…

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At the Pow-Wow today. In the Switch Dance, the girls dress and dance as boys and vice versa.

Sarcophagidae…aka Flesh Fly…

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Early Morning Bow…

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Nice stand of Cattail…

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Also known as Bullrush, Reedmace, Punks, and Corndog Grass. These particular bad boys have a voracious appetite for golf balls. Location is below the sixth green.

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