Wood Lily, Lilium Philadelphicum

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Sneaking up on it:

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White Admiral, Limenitis Arthemis Arthemis

The first White Admiral I have seen or photographed in Michigan:
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Spring 2015

Lupine
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Purple River Iris
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Swallowtail on Purple River Iris
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Yellow River Iris
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Columbine
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Chive Blossom and White Butterfly
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Chive Blossom and Bumblebee
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An Autumn Amble

Puff Ball and Berry
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Maple
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Red Maple Leaf Carpet
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White Berries
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Maples
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Oak
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Rose Hips
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Red Maple Leaves
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Upward View
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Deer in the Morning Light

Taken of deer in my stream side yard, hand held, zoom, through therm o pane window:
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Fred’s Dahlias

My neighbor, Fred, raises dahlias every year, but this year they are spectacular. They are, literally, as big as dinner plates! If you are in the neighborhood, check them out!
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Vignette

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vignette
[vin-yet]

noun
1.
a decorative design or small illustration used on the title page of a book or at the beginning or end of a chapter.
2.
an engraving, drawing, photograph, or the like that is shaded off gradually at the edges so as to leave no definite line at the border.
3.
a decorative design representing branches, leaves, grapes, or the like, as in a manuscript.
4.
any small, pleasing picture or view.
5.
a small, graceful literary sketch.
verb (used with object), vignetted, vignetting.
6.
Photography. to finish (a picture, photograph, etc.) in the manner of a vignette.

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