Re: [OM] IMG: Seen Around the Yard

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: Seen Around the Yard
From: Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2020 09:08:55 -0500
Thanks for the comments, Moose.  I have no idea where the Grape Hyacinth came from.  Several years ago, I found them near the street.  These were 100 ft away from that spot.

The Spring Beauty and Speedwell are common east of the Mississippi River.

The fence was a mistake.  I had it installed when my wife wanted another dog, a Poodle like her Mom's.  Before she found a dog she liked, a long-haired black kitten wandered into our lives and adopted us.  He climbed the fence with ease.  Now it is covered with vines and foliage planted by perching birds, and is an eyesore.  So much for good intentions.

On 3/9/20 12:29 AM, Moose wrote:
On 3/8/2020 12:52 PM, Jim Nichols wrote:
I put a Leica Elmarit-R 90/2.8 on my Oly E-1 and stepped outside to enjoy some sunshine, and discovered that some Spring wildflowers were popping up.

The first one appears only occasionally, a Grape Hyacinth:


Wild flower? Gone feral? Ours were intentionally planted. I love them.

The second is called Spring Beauty:


Pretty; not familiar to me.

The third is a common weed, known by the name Corn Speedwell, and other similar names:


I like these, too. Not local here.

And finally, as I approached the gate, it occurred to me that is ironic that Sears stores are rapidly disappearing, but their products, like this 50-yr-old fence and gate, continue to serve well.


Not terribly attractive, though. ;-)

New Fence Moose

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

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