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Tiny Verbena

September 30, 2014 - These blossoms are not much larger than a quarter of an inch wide. Teeny Tiny, that's what I call it, but the plant i...
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Back to Orange

September 29, 2014 - Matching orange for orange, this butterfly turned its back to me as it drew nourishing nectar from the flowering Zinnia.
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River of Petroglyphs

September 28, 2014 - A line of basalt rocks look like a river flowing into the distance in the Chihuahuan Desert in southern New Mexico. Ove...
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Thistle Bee

September 27, 2014 - Busy at the only work it knows and does best, this bee, its body covered in golden grains of pollen, hunts for nectar am...
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September 26, 2014 - Soon after the grooming begins, Smokey, the groomer, decides that's enough of that and starts biting Sissy, the object o...
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GoPro at the Prairie

September 25, 2014 - Just me, out for a long - 23 mile - bike ride on the Sangamon Valley Trail. Here I'm in front of the Centennial Park Pra...
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Orange on Orange

September 24, 2014 - The colors of Autumn begin here. The wings of this butterfly have the orange and brown colors that the leaves will soon...
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Pollen Gathering

September 22, 2014 - The Zinnia blooms were alive with butterflies today, gathering the sustenance and vicariously picking up pollen from flo...
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Glowing Verbena

September 20, 2014 - Verbena blooms, sitting our our deck, the sun heading towards sunset. I focused in on this small clump. I love the way...
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A Splash of Magenta

September 19, 2014 - Late blooming Zinnias are a visual delight. This magenta and pink beauty looks especially scrumptious against the green...
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Bursting With Color

September 18, 2014 - Boom! This Zinnia explodes with color against the concrete driveway.
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September 17, 2014 - A lucky shutter click. Pelicans troll the ocean near the beach, on the lookout for fish or other food beneath the waves...
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September 16, 2014 - As soon as I rounded the corner of the trail these ducks started to slowly paddle away from me. Was it something I said...
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Ripe and Ready

September 15, 2014 - These thumb-sized Cherry Tomatoes were ripe and ready on the vines in our garden. I say our garden when, in reality, it'...
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Eye on Me

September 14, 2014 - One eye firmly pointed my way, the other looking forward as it slowly crept away from the lens, this "Praying" Mantis wa...
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Bro Trio

September 13, 2014 - Los Tres Amigos! Three of eight siblings. My two oldest (said with glee) brothers and I, laughing at my antics while t...
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Holding On

September 12, 2014 - Why this bee was hanging onto the stalk of a flowering bush, and not moving was a mystery that unfolded this afternoon a...
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Strolling on the Beach

September 10, 2014 - A nearly deserted beach, the skies threatening rain. A nice setting for a slow stroll along side the gently rolling oce...
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Mariachi Sunday

September 08, 2014 - They sing and play with passion and gusto, the Mariachi bands entertain and keep traditions alive. Families gathered on...
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September 07, 2014 - Thistle is a prickly flowering plant, but the birds and butterflies like it. The plant is a nuisance to cattle and other...
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Pink and Green

September 06, 2014 - A Hardy Hibiscus in my brother Larry's garden. Such a soft pink among the deep greens. Soothing to the eyes and spirit...
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Mountain Ears

September 04, 2014 - One small part of the Organ Mountain Range in southern New Mexico just outside of Las Cruces, these twin peaks are named...
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September 02, 2014 - The turbulent column of water of the fountain at Washington Park, frozen in time. That stopping of time, for the 500ths...
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Water and Sky

September 01, 2014 - A fascinating optical illusion here, of the reflected sky on the nearly calm lake surface at the edge of Lincoln Memoria...
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