Gardening, photography

5 May Flowering Perennials

I took a garden stroll with my camera this afternoon, thinking perhaps one or two plants might be in bloom. I was pleasantly surprised to find two colors of Columbine, a peony shrub with pink blossoms, yellow marsh marigold and purple turtle head. Rainstorms have taken over the weather the last few days. I wondered […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

Who’s the Ant, Who the Flower?

I see the world through a social lens, especially right now. Does this photo represent symbiosis, mutualism or parasitism? Would the flower open on its own? Scientists say that despite common wisdom the bud does not need the insect to bloom. The ants use the nectar at the base of the bud for food. In […]

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