Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Roadside Finds/ Nature Notes

Along East Gwillimbury roads
Warm days, cool nights - it feels like September is not far away. Largest square : great blue heron rising out of a roadside pond Working clockwise: ripe wild cherries (Prunus virginiana), yellow coneflower (Ratbida pinnata), ripe elderberries (Sambucus canadensis), cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis), and flowers of bur cucumber (Sicyos angulatus). Please note that I include the botanical names because they remain the same around the world but the common names vary.
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17 comments:

Cindy said...

A beautiful collage! Thanks for listing the botanical names.

Tina said...

Such a beautiful collage! :)

Halcyon said...

I do feel fall coming on. I'm not sure I'm ready for winter yet though!
Lovely nature finds. :)

Lois Evensen said...

Just lovely.

Buttons said...

Beautiful. B

see you there! said...

Each photo is great, the heron is wonderful but there is something about those wild cherries that I keep going back to.

Darla

Birdman said...

Sometimes it's worth a stop along the roadway.

Kate said...

A great collection of flowers with the heron for your collage. I've been trying to teach myself and my granddaughter the technique of macro, but not too successful.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful colors in the collage!

Gillian Olson said...

A beautiful collection of flowers and berries and I like the way you have composed them with the heron.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Very well done. I like the collection of images and how you put them together.Do you use a special program to do this? I really like the beveled edges.

George said...

You've created another beautiful collage to share for us.

Jacob said...

It's the heron! Gadzooks, that's gorgeous!

Carver said...

Your shot of the great blue heron is fantastic. Also love seeing all the lush and colorful growth in your world.

Jedediah said...

Beautiful combination of colours. I plan to harvest elderberries on Sunday for jelly, they are about ripe here as well.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful mosaic! I love the heron flying by and the berries and flowers look so colorful. Great shots and post.

Rambling Woods said...

That reminds me that I wanted to plant some cardinal flower...love the heron..thanks for sharing about your husband...a lot of people are dealing with it..I just hope to feel better....Michelle

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