FOTD: Fall-ish Plant

This isn’t really a flower, but it’s an autumnal plant growing along the shore of our West Lake, where plants are just left to grow wild. I don’t know the name of it either, but when I spotted it, I stopped to examine it, and finding it interesting, I photographed it! It has a seed […]

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FOTD: Tomato Plants

For Cee’s FOTD 8/28/20, I am posting a photo of one of our tomato plants, just bursting with round red baby tomatoes! Even though I have given away bags of them to several friends and left them in the main building for anyone to take, we still have more than we can use! Well, they […]

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FOTD: White Shrimp Plant

This unusual and interesting species that I captured at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in July is the white shrimp plant. I don’t know why, but somehow the name fits! It is also called “Squirrel Tail” and “Paper Plume” (I like this name!) and its scientific name is justicia betonica or justicia pallidior. It is native […]

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Square Perspective #31

It is only 8:30 pm CDT here in Chicagoland, so I’m still on time for the LAST (Boo hoo!) day of Becky’s Square Perspectives! Camouflage is nature’s way of helping animals protect themselves. Like this little frog… I couldn’t believe my luck to spy this frog on a crinkly lily pad! At first, I thought […]

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LAPC: Autumnal Memories

I guess I’m a bit late on this one, but here it is anyway – Lens-Artists Photo Challenge of the season of autumn. Autumn means… Fall colors and even some flowers Halloween And my favorite: family time at Thanksgiving

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