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Old 11-18-2014, 09:46 PM   #11
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:18 PM   #12
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Not the best photo I have taken, but bright and cheery. This was from last November. This year, my blanket flowers are all dead already!
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Thank you turttle. So nice to see a pretty flower this time of year.
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Hey dapjwy, is it hazelnut that blooms about now? Because I saw some yellow 'stringy looking flowers on some wild bushes. I wonder when those things put forth fruit if they bloom in the late fall like this? Not a particularly 'cheery' pix, but I might try to get a snapshot tomorrow.

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I actually managed to capture a photo this month worthy of the POM contest. Found this speckled kingsnake in the yard on Saturday when we had a beautiful warm day. Kingsnakes are some of my favorites, being so amazingly docile. You can pick them up and they will just hang out.

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Hey dapjwy, is it hazelnut that blooms about now? Because I saw some yellow 'stringy looking flowers on some wild bushes. I wonder when those things put forth fruit if they bloom in the late fall like this? Not a particularly 'cheery' pix, but I might try to get a snapshot tomorrow.

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That is Witch Hazel, which will keep "blooming" all winter and finish producing seed in the next fall. This allows warmer days in the fall/winter for it to get pollinators when not much else if any is blooming. Hazelnut is very early spring.
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That is Witch Hazel, which will keep "blooming" all winter and finish producing seed in the next fall. This allows warmer days in the fall/winter for it to get pollinators when not much else if any is blooming. Hazelnut is very early spring.
Thanks for the id rB. Hey lucky you ww to have Witch Hazel something that blooms in winter.
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I actually managed to capture a photo this month worthy of the POM contest. Found this speckled kingsnake in the yard on Saturday when we had a beautiful warm day. Kingsnakes are some of my favorites, being so amazingly docile. You can pick them up and they will just hang out.

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Great minds think alike kchd. A beautiful picture. Love snakes.
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Hey dapjwy, is it hazelnut that blooms about now? Because I saw some yellow 'stringy looking flowers on some wild bushes. I wonder when those things put forth fruit if they bloom in the late fall like this? Not a particularly 'cheery' pix, but I might try to get a snapshot tomorrow.

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You are thinking of witch hazel. Yes, it blooms in the fall and has "yellow stringy looking flowers"

I hope you get a great shot, it can be a photogenic plant...but I rarely capture its beauty.
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Not the best photo I have taken, but bright and cheery. This was from last November. This year, my blanket flowers are all dead already!
Can we have another mild November again next year? I'd love to still be seeing blooms. Thanks for sharing yours, turtle.
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