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Old 06-12-2012, 10:31 PM   #11
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Here are some more "big picture" a.k.a long shots...and one a bit closer (I couldn't resist) to show the little start of natives growing there (in time I hope to have huge colonies of penstemon along with native grasses and other wildflowers) :
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:44 AM   #12
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Ahhhhhhhhhh The countryside. So inviting for a stroll in the long wind blown grass.
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Nice dap! I love the rainy shot, it gives the scene a moodiness. Also the random remnant of fence is cool, it looks like someone made a jump for horses there. Nice to see your penstemons are doing well, a whole colony there would be spectacular.

I should get out and take some new photos. The butterflyweed is blooming now and we have more than ever before which is great. I was worried because we bushhogged the field last year that they wouldn't come back as strong but I was wrong, happily. Those little touches of orange are really nice amid the grasses.
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Some from today. Not great shots because I took them at midday, not in the evening when the light is best but still OK.

The last one is just because I couldn't resist, I love butterflyweed!
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that beautiful strange looking (perhaps alien) tree in the foreground!!!
And just what is the tree that is slated for execution?
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And just what is the tree that is slated for execution?

That was...is...a Japanese maple.

I tried girdling it late this winter...but it I'm finding it will take more than that to kill it. (Or maybe I didn't do the girdling well enough.)
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I like that you are keeping a path mowed so it won't fill in with saplings, and brush.
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Some from today. Not great shots because I took them at midday, not in the evening when the light is best but still OK.

The last one is just because I couldn't resist, I love butterflyweed!

The shots look fine...but I do know what you mean about early morning or late evening sun.

I love the sink hole and sycamore grove.

I don't blame you for including some close ups. My original idea was to show a beautiful cropped photo, then the setting in which it grows...maybe even successive shots close, mid, far.

Thanks for playing.
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Some how I almost missed these comments:

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Ahhhhhhhhhh The countryside. So inviting for a stroll in the long wind blown grass.
Yes, in the back of my mind, I was just a (very) little concerned about moving out into the country. I always said I was a country boy. Now I know it is true! At least I love living in the country...even if I'm not a typical country boy.

I love it!

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Nice dap! I love the rainy shot, it gives the scene a moodiness. Also the random remnant of fence is cool, it looks like someone made a jump for horses there. Nice to see your penstemons are doing well, a whole colony there would be spectacular.

I should get out and take some new photos. The butterflyweed is blooming now and we have more than ever before which is great. I was worried because we bushhogged the field last year that they wouldn't come back as strong but I was wrong, happily. Those little touches of orange are really nice amid the grasses.
I'm glad you enjoyed the rainy shot. When the rain came down with the sun still shining, I grabbed the camera. It happened last year too. Maybe next time, I'll try to get shots of something else in that lighting with the rain coming down.

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I like that you are keeping a path mowed so it won't fill in with saplings, and brush.
Who, me or linrose?

I love having paths to stroll. Without paths, how would I enjoy the yard?
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