Fractals…

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Fractals are geometric patterns that are repeated at ever smaller scales to produce irregular shapes and surfaces that cannot be represented by classical geometry. The branching of a tree is a pretty good example. The term was coined by Benoit Mandelbrot in 1975. He developed some special mathematic models to represent these patterns. Fractals can be seen in nature in things such as snowflakes and river systems or chemical compounds. They can be quite lovely when represented in art.

This post is for you Charlie!

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Dewy Web…

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I enjoy taking a walk in the woods on a foggy morning…you’re a lot less likely to walk face-first into a hidden spider web.

Interesting way to anchor a fence post…

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Break Time…

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Soaking up some rays.

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)…

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There are over 100 common names for the Northern Flicker. Among them are: Yellowhammer, clape, gaffer woodpecker, harry-wicket, heigh-ho, wake-up, walk-up, wick-up, yarrup, and gawker bird. Many of these names are attempts at imitating some of its calls. This female was pecking around on a tree, but flickers are the only woodpeckers that frequently feed on the ground”, probing with their beak.  Ants alone can make up 45% of their diet. They produce an antacid that lets them deal with the high acidity of ants.

Bald Cypress…

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Leaves are finally turning a ruddy orange, and the seeds are about ready to drop.

Stripper Well…

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Look hard…it gets lost in this fall scene. These small oil wells have played a large part in the local economy for nearly 100 years.

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