Sunday, September 27, 2015

September 22 -- purple asters in West Park

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Purple asters are the dominant flower in the park, in the fourth week of September.




Wow!  I never noticed all the curls, until I got this up on the big screen.  I can't tell you if all the asters do this, or if it's just this one plant.  It seems to be rather consistent for this plant, at least.


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I'll have to try to keep an eye out to see if I see curls all over the park!



The asters are very attractive to bees.  All sorts of bees.  If I had asters like this in my yard, I could imagine setting up a camera on a tripod, and seeing how many different sorts of bee images I could collect.

See the bumble in the bottom left quadrant?




Another look at the same bee.......



I tried to capture a sense of the multitude of bees -- buzzing, sipping, checking out the next flower...  Beeing....

Any motion you see in this video is probably a bee..........

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Hibiscus.



Maple.

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