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

Bumblebee on Liatris or Blazing Star

Tiger Swallowtail on Maximilian Sunflower

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

Rain Lily with tiny unknown insect

Lots of Liatris out there


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

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.


[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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