Notes from the field, essays, and observations.
The Linden path is an area at Arnold Arboretum (Boston) planted entirely with Linden trees. Here’s a view of the trees overhead at sunset with a fisheye lens:
Fall and early winter have been unusually mild – very few frosty mornings. Here’s a section of a frosty leaf:
A fall ginkgo leaf, with another ginkgo leaf for the background color:
Another monochrome image – I love this shade of yellow.
Leaves are beautiful and diverse, and in my area, they are never more colorful than they are now. Here a a few piles of fallen leaves, two new images, and one old one:
A single lantana flower, with two aphids:
With the naked eye, the aphids were just bright green specks. Taken at about 5x magnification.
A faded grass blade with a curl at the end:
I don’t know what grass species it is, but most of the blades had pale wispy ends – this curl caught my eye. The sun went behind a cloud, giving the macro scene some blue hues. Taken with a conventional macro lens.
The calyx of a spent flower, covered in raindrops:
A closeup of raindrops on a spider web. This was a sheet web, not an orderly, symmetrical orb-weaver’s web:
A fall flower I return to again and again:
A morning glory in the evening, as it started to fold up:
It’s the wildflower bindweed, not the garden variety.
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