north carolina photography

FFTD: Marsh Tickseed

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It took me a while to find this one. Even Pl@ntNet had trouble. At first, I thought it was a Coreopsis but, the petals didn’t match. Then, I thought it might be a Cosmos but, the petals still didn’t match. This is a Bidens Trichosperma. I think there has been some classification shuffling but, they are all in the Asteraceae family or Sunflower family. ~Vic

March Tickside Image
09-09-2019
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Foto Friday: Furry Characters

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These four furries showed up at one of our local Farmers’ Markets on October 18, 2014. Why they appeared there, I have no clue. Their costumes were really cute. Digeri was the only one that spoke. The pictures turned out surprisingly well from my old flip phone. Click on each image for a larger view. ~Vic

Cat Image One
Digeri The Cat
Dog & Tiger Image Two
I think the dog may be a Husky
with the different colored eyes.
Fox Image Three
Siku The Fox
Group Shot Image Four
The Group Shot
One of the farmers assisted.

POTD: Cycle of Life

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I wasn’t expecting to see this. I was a bit startled and thought I might scare the bird. The small creek was quite a bit of a steep drop. This may be hard to look at but, the carrion eaters are the necessary clean-up crew. At first, I thought it might be a deer but, the tail appears to be too long. Click on the picture to see a larger shot, if you wish. ~Vic

Vulture With Lunch Image
04-09-2020

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POTD: Lovely Box

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Update:
Thanks to blogger J. T. Twissel, this is an insect trap, used to study insect infestations. Thank you, dear!

We have a small kids’ park called Turnip Patch Park. It has a little stream running through it with a covered wooden bridge, park benches, a butterfly garden and, at one time, a piece of artwork on a concrete slab. On the back side of it, adjacent to someone’s home is this lovely box. Out of curiosity, I opened it, expecting to see guano, thinking it was a bat box but, instead, I found wasps. Hm. ~Vic

Lovely Box Image
04-03-2020

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