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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Nature Notes and Our World: End of September


There were so many birds at the bird baths that I got some shots before cleaning the baths and putting in fresh water.

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Very blurry but I like the personality that comes out in the next shot of the American Robins.

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The juvenile robin was turning its nose up at me.

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At first I thought the pink grass at the NC Art Museum park had some white grass mixed in but it turned out to be dew.

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The next soft sculpture is new and it will take me a while to decide what I think about it. 

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The little girl gave scale to the next large sculpture.

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The child had on purple wellies which were adorable on her.

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The evening are getting cool which has given us some very pleasant mornings for walking.

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The new trees which went in a few years ago when the new museum addition and reflecting sculpture gardens were put in are becoming established.

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Before long there will be some bare trees which is what the next sculpture reminds me of.

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My dogwood trees are changing more every day.

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I was photographing my next door neighbor's dogwoods when I was startled to spot the pink blossom on the tree beside it.

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Their Japanese Magnolia has a few blooms which is bizarre. This tree loses its leaves in the fall and sets buds in late winter. The blossoms are in early spring before the new leaves grow. I have never seen it bloom when it has leaves at the end of the summer.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Today's Flowers: Lunch break walk













I took advantage of cooler weather this week to go on a lunch break walk during the one dry day.

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I love the way some flowers are going to seed and some are blooming.

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I like all the stages of growth and decay.

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Seedheads promise next year's flowers as well as food for the animals.


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I like the way this garden is nestled into the downtown area.


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None of the trees in this garden were changing colors yet.


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Here and there around town, I'm starting to see a few fall leaves.


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Friday, September 26, 2014

The Weekend in Black and White: Demolition







I was struck by how the play sculpture in the park blended into the demolition at a certain angle and looked like it was part of it.

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Next is a shot I took several months ago before the demolition.

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Last a wider view of after the demolition.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

SkyWatch Friday: Different every day





It's a cold rainy day today but looking back to Saturday night we had a beautiful sunset.
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Our weather is always changeable but this time of the year the changes can be the most dramatic.
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Today (Wednesday) was sweater weather.
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Sunday was pleasant and not too hot but warm enough for shorts.
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It's supposed to start drying out tomorrow and our weekend forecast looks good.
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