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The last time I was down at the Red Cedar Trail I couldn’t find many Pale Touch-me-nots. On a recent trip I found a lot of them blooming along the trail.

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A few weeks ago my wife and I decided to drive down to the Red Cedar State Trail for a short walk. The day before I hurt my back so I thought a good long walk would help. Since the goal was to rehab by back I left by camera at home. When we reached the trail there was a heavy fog, nice dew on the flowers, no wind and ideal conditions for photography. That’s always the way it works.

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On our hike we found the Groundnuts were in full bloom. The next morning it was foggy and no wind so I grabbed my camera and headed for the Trail. Of course when I reached the trail there was a strong wind blowing. In spite of the wind I was able to get some photos of the groundnuts.

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After a recent visit to the Duluth Rose Garden I walked back to Canal Park along the Lakewalk. There were flowers blooming all along the lakewalk.

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Gloriosa Daisy

Gloriosa Daisy

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Lily

Hosta

Hosta

Celosia

Celosia

Canada Hawkweed

Canada Hawkweed

 

 

Every few years there are large fields of sunflowers growing near Long Lake (Sarona, Wi.). This was one of those years. Fortunately we have relatives in the area who alert us when they are at their peak.

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Summer in Duluth means a visit to the Duluth Rose Garden. The Rose Garden is built over the top of a freeway providing a popular spot for photographers to gather.

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The Touch-me-nots are blooming along the Red Cedar  State Trail. They are the most prolific Flower this time of year. They are a bit difficult to photograph because they grow in a tangled mass of flowers. I like to photograph them covered in dew but there wasn’t a lot of dew on this day. I also like to use a photo stacking technique so  I can separate the flower from the background. On this day most of them were Spotted Touch-me-nots with only a few Pale Touch-me-nots.

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At least once during the summer I like to walk around the farm taking abstract photos. these are are from flowers growing around the farm.

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A few photos taken around the farm.

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Gloriosa daisy

Song Sparrow Feeding Brown-headed Cowbird

Song Sparrow Feeding Brown-headed Cowbird

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Gloriosa daisy

Splended Metallic Green Bee

Splended Metallic Green Bee

A recent walk along the Red Cedar River Trail revealed a number of flowers. The Touch-me-nots are in full bloom along the trail.

Pale Touch-me-not

Pale Touch-me-not

Wild Bergamot

Wild Bergamot

Tall Bellflower

Tall Bellflower

False Sunflower

False Sunflower

Birds-foot Trefoil

Birds-foot Trefoil

I also had a chance to photograph one of my favorite Subjects, ripples over rocks in a stream.

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The Gloriosa Daisies are in full bloom on the farm. I’m not sure why I have these growing in my prairie. What I think happened is I have a cluster of Black-eyed Susan’s planted in the yard. They are all the color of the daisy in the last photo but quite a bit smaller. At the end of the season I cut them back and dump them out in the prairie. I think these came up from seed and when they did they seemed to have taken on different characteristics.

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