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A different type of Autumn glory

Discussion in 'Nature' started by TonyTurley, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    The past few days have been very productive. Other than cursing them for their prolific pollen production, most people ignore Autumn weeds. I, on the other hand, always look for them because they add quite a variety to the landscape. They also attract myriad insects to their pollen. It is interesting to stand next to an Autumn meadow and watch the bees, wasps, and butterflies swarm over the flowers. These were all taken with the Yashinon-DX 45/1.7. Enjoy.

    Tony

    An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail feeds on a sea of Common Boneset.

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    Coneflowers and Cattails.

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    Jewelweed

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    A Bummblebee doing its thing on Joe-Pye Weed.

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    Joe-Pye Weed stands tall over the local road.

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    An ocean of pollen-producing color. The smell of pollen was quite pungent while standing here.

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    The dreaded Ragweed! Its flowers were still immature; when ready to spew spores, all of those little capsules on the stalks will be bright yellow.

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    Bee-balm husks, Ironweed, and Joe-Pye Weed overlook a rainy road.

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    A tall stand of Goldenrod and Joe-Pye Weed next to a wet side road.

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    Ironweed and Goldenrod next to a wet secondary road.

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    A blazing sun beams down on Ironweed, Groundnut, and Goldenrod right after an intense downpour.

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    Winged Sumac

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  2. Frank Teurlings

    Frank Teurlings TalkEmount Regular

    182
    Dec 10, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nice series, the autumn may still wait
     
  3. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks. :)
     
  4. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

    395
    Aug 19, 2013
    Wisconsin, USA
    Suzanne
    Very nice! I was sneezing just looking at them
     
  5. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    585
    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    Nice set of photos and very educational. Thanks for the post.
     
  6. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Glad you guys enjoyed them; I enjoyed walking and taking them. Sorry about the sneezes. :)