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Fall Beauties [Sep. 29th, 2016|02:23 pm]
e_moon60
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Lovely clear, somewhat breezy day.   So I took the camera out...

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Bumblebee on Liatris or Blazing Star

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Tiger Swallowtail on Maximilian Sunflower

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American Snout Butterfly & unk. to left of it, shadowed

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Rain Lily with tiny unknown insect

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Lots of Liatris out there

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Same butterfly on two different Maximilian Sunflower plants, both plants swaying in the wind.

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Eryngo, the other showy purple fall flower
Current tallgrasses in the propagation garden are Big Bluestem, Indiangrass, Lindheimer Muhly, Switchgrass, and Eastern Gamagrass.  We also have some shorter, mid-grass species in there and elsewhere on the place.

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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2016-09-29 11:37 pm (UTC)
These are so lovely. I haven't gotten many fall flowers going at my place, but I keep trying. I think the ragweed edges them out.

I love seeing what you have growing out there. Your place is so beautiful.

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[User Picture]From: gifted
2016-09-30 12:20 am (UTC)
These are gorgeous photos. I feel that if you took photos like these in high definition, a biology or nature journal may be very interested.

Not sure if you noticed, but there is a bee left of the snout butterfly.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2016-09-30 03:58 am (UTC)
Thanks. Yes, I noticed the other insect, but wasn't sure if it was a bee or something else--bees, wasps, flying ants and other things around.

The wing's very clear.
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[User Picture]From: seekerval
2016-09-30 02:56 pm (UTC)
Nice collection of photos. Love the colors and the feel of a wild prairie the photos provide. That swallowtail of the 2 photos looks as though s/he has been through a wind storm or two and taken wing damage, but still well able to navigate.
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[User Picture]From: shbeaty
2016-09-30 05:55 pm (UTC)

Texas wildflowers

I moved to Maryland over 19 years ago, and before that I lived in Houston for 15 years. Seeing your picture of the rain lily reminded me of how pretty they were when I lived on 5 acres between Bastrop and Elgin back in the late '70s. Hadn't thought about rain lilies in years. Thanks for the post.
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