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Glory Blue

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Morning glory blue

The morning glories that Robin planted in window boxes by our back patio seem to be slow and somewhat reluctant bloomers this season. However, what they lack in enthusiasm, they make up for in beauty…

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/8, 1/5000″ exposure.

 

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Magnolia

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Magnolia blooming in our back yard

The magnolia tree in our back yard is in full bloom right now. It’s always a treat to watch the fat furry buds on this tree crack open and burst like slow motion fireworks. But, alas, it’s a short lived celebration as the blossoms are already starting to fall apart.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  218mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/5000″ exposure.

Wake Robin

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Purple trillium in bloom along Taft Road

The purple trillium—also known as wake-robin—is in bloom in the woods now. I love the deep crimson red coloring and the complex centers.

Panasonic GM5, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/8, 1/125″ exposure

Spring Beauties

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Carolina Spring Beauties blooming in the woods

The spring beauties are in full and abundant bloom in the woods up behind our house. There’s a veritable carpet of these little blossoms in a particular spot along the trails that I run in the morning, and they make for a sweetly fragrant run!

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @  32mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/250″ exposure.

Sharp Lobed Hepatica

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Sharp lobed hepatica blooming in the woods

The spring ephemeral wildflowers are picking up steam in the woods finally. Sharp lobed hepatica is on of my favorites. These delicate white-with–a-pinkish-tinge flowers bloom in small groups in lime rich hardwood forests.

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @  32mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/200″ exposure.

Blood Root

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The blood root is in bloom along Fargo Brook

One of my favorite spring ephemerals, blood root, is now blooming along Fargo Brook. This early blooming and hardy flower uses its leathery leaves to protect its blossom when the weather turns chilly, wrapping it up in a cozy shroud, and letting it open up in warmer weather. I imagine it was wrapped up tight this morning!

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/14, 1/160″ exposure.

Frosted

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Chicory frosted

Late season chicory sports a fringe of frost.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/13, 1/60″ exposure.

Daylily dream

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A bank of daylillies along East Street

Daylilies are in bloom now and the bank of naturalized blossoms along East Street are putting on a good show!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 200, f/3.3, 1/4000″ exposure

Rugosa

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Rugosa rose blooming by the pond

Fragrant rugosa roses are blooming in many locations around our property. This hearty and aggressively spreading perennial shrub can sometimes be a bit invasive, but I’ll take the sweet smell and bright blooms!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/16, 1/1600″ exposure.

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