Bald Cypress…

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

Unharvested Milo…

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Also known as Sorghum. These plants are used for grain, fibre and fodder, as well as ethanol production. First domesticated in early biblical times.

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)…

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A very sociable bird. It’s interesting to see them perform their ‘broken wing’ act to lure predators away from their nest. While considered a shore bird, they are often found far away from water in fields and meadows.

Entry No. 1 in the Chili Cook-Off…

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Finally, a little running water…

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Turkeys in the Mist…

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A foggy morning by the lake.

Wasp on Wasp Mayhem…

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Another Hummer…

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Fat little thing.

Red Spider Lily (Lycoris radiata)…

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Mr. Don Hutton pointed me to this bloom behind the golf course clubhouse. The bulb must have been planted many years ago by someone who once owned a house there. This lily variety originated in China and is only propagated here by bulbs. The flowers pop up suddenly in late September or early October. The bulbs are deadly poisonous if ingested, and these flowers are widely associated with death in Japan and China (often used in funerals).

Flying Fickle Flamingos of Football…

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This flock periodically shows up on some unsuspecting homeowner’s lawn, the benefactor having paid a sum of money to the Ironmen Booster Club to support the athletics program. This morning the flock appeared at the Boltinghouse residence. Mike will now have to pay the boosters to have the fouls removed and relocated to another lawn. Beware, he may choose you next!  It is a clever and fun way to raise money for the program. I understand insurance is available for $10 or so to prevent this happening to you!

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