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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FOTD: Tomato Flowers

These flowers on my tomato plants will soon develop into tomatoes. The second photo isn’t very good but you can see the first baby tomato on the branch under the flowers! These are in a small area next to our patio. Cee’s FOTD 6/9/20

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FOTD: Juneberry

The scientific name for this large flowering shrub is amelanchier lamarckii. It is more commonly known as juneberry, serviceberry or shadbush. It is naturalized in Europe, where it is known as snowy mespilus. Cee’s FOTD 5/5/20

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