Thursday, June 2, 2016

Early Summer 2016 In The Appalachians


June 2, 2016
High Knob Lookout Tower
Early Summer Thunderstorms Develop
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved

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Majestic skies graced the high country during afternoon hours of June 2 as great, billowing towers of cumulus turned into cumulonimbus.  Dry air aloft accentuated this setting by creating blue skies in between the great cloud towers.

June 2, 2016
High Knob Massif
Great Billows Of Towering Cumulus
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June 2, 2016
High Knob Lookout ( Lower Left )
Cumulonimbus Tower Above High Knob Massif
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June 2, 2016
High Knob Massif
Early Summer Thunderstorms Forming
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June 2, 2016
Upper Tennessee River Basin
Stormy Skies Develop Over High Knob Massif
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Afternoon of June 2, 2016
Outflow Boundary Visible In Distance Along
Leading Edge Of A Shaft Featuring Heavy Rain
Early Summer Thunderstorms Develop
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An outflow boundary from an adjacent thunderstorm produced a meso-scale boundary that later acted to enhance new development moving northeast up Powell Valley into the Norton-Wise and Coeburn areas along the High Knob Massif.

June 2, 2016
Thunderstorm Clouds Tower Above High Knob
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I took a few high contrast photographs to illustrate 
the amazing detail in these huge towers of growing cumulonimbus clouds.

June 2, 2016
High Knob Massif
Early Summer Thunderstorms Forming
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved

Observe the intricate detail which illustrates how complex these clouds are, with an array of flowing air circulations working together at the same time amid developing thunderstorms.

June 2, 2016
High Knob Massif
Early Summer Thunderstorms Forming
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved

High contrast shots with a circular polarizing filter 
turned toward its darkest position, as the sun was 
directly behind the camera for maximum effect.

June 2, 2016
High Knob Massif
Early Summer Thunderstorms Forming
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June 2, 2016
High Knob Massif
Early Summer Thunderstorms Forming
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June 2, 2016
High Knob Massif
Cow Parsnip ( Heracleum lanatum )
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Cow Parsnip is waist to head tall, and still growing, amid late spring and early summer wetness.

June 2, 2016
High Knob Massif
Cow Parsnip ( Heracleum lanatum )
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June 1, 2016
Hover Fly ( Syrphidae Family ) On 
Coreopsis ( Coreopsis grandiflora )
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June 1, 2016
Protective Foam
Spittlebug Nymphs ( Cercopoidea Family )
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June 3, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Rough-fruited Cinquefoil ( Potentilla recta )
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June 3, 2016
Bottom Of Tiny Polypore Fungi
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June 3, 2016
Barren Strawberry ( Geum fragarioides )
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June 3, 2016
Tiny Mushrooms Grow Amid Summer Wetness
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June 3, 2016
Escaped Into The Wild
Red Rambling Rose ( Rosa spp. )
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June 4, 2016
Seed Head Of A Sedge ( Carex spp. )
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June 4, 2016
Lesser Stitchwort ( Stellaria graminea )
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June 5, 2016
A Young Land Snail
Virginia Land Snail Species On A Leaf Canker
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June 5, 2016
More Rings In Logarithmic Spiral
An Older Virginia Land Snail Species
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June 5, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Shell Of A Deceased Land Snail Species
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June 7, 2016
Escaped Into The Virginia Wilds
Red Rambling Rose ( Rosa spp. )
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June 9, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Unseasonably Chilly & Pristine June Air Mass
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Low temperatures dipped into the 30s to lower 40s within colder mountain valleys during morning hours of June 9, amid low dewpoints and a pristine June air mass.

June 10, 2016
Cumberland Mountains

Blue-eyed Grass ( Sisyrinchium spp. )
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June 10, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
White Bergamot ( Monarda clinopodia )
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June 10, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Yellow Woodsorrel ( Oxalis stricta )
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June 10, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Haircap Moss Species ( Polytrichum spp. )
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June 10, 2016
Interesting Gnat Species
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June 11, 2016
John & America Mae Mullins Gardens
Majestic Pink Summer Rose ( Rosa spp. )
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June 11, 2016
John & America Mae Mullins Gardens
A Beautiful Dark Purple Summer Iris ( Iris spp. )
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June 11, 2016
John & America Mae Mullins Gardens
A Lovely Yellow-Orange Day Lily Hybrid
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June 11, 2016
John & America Mae Mullins Gardens
A Beautiful Light Purple Summer Iris ( Iris spp. )
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June 11, 2016
John & America Mae Mullins Gardens
Wine Dianthus Flowers ( Dianthus spp. )
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June 11, 2016
John & America Mae Mullins Gardens
Large Chinese Dogwood Tree ( Cornus kousa )
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June 13, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit ( Sylvilagus floridanus )
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June 13, 2016
Just Emerging From Ground
Ring Of Indian Pipe ( Monotropa uniflora )
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June 14, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Orange Daylily ( Hemerocallis fulva )
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June 15, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Eastern Box Turtle ( Terrapene carolina )
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June 15, 2016
Thunderstorms Develop In Dickenson County
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June 15, 2016
Orange Daylily ( Hemerocallis fulva )
Following A Downpour In A Thunderstorm
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June 15, 2016
Billowing Mass of Cumulonimbus Clouds
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June 15, 2016
Complex Cloud Structure Development
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June 15, 2016
Complex Cloud Structure Development
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June 17, 2016
John & America Mae Mullins Gardens
A Nice Yellow Knockout Rose ( Rosa spp. )
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June 17, 2016
John & America Mae Mullins Gardens
Beautiful Set Of Cultivated Coneflowers
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June 17, 2016

John & America Mae Mullins Gardens
Cultivated Violet Species ( Viola spp. )
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June 17, 2016
Approaching Sunset - Creed Mullins Cemetery
Head of Snowball Hollow Toward Keel Branch
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June 17, 2016
Creed Mullins Family Cemetery
Approaching Sunset - Stacked Lenticular Clouds
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June 17, 2016
Day Lily Hybrid Species
John & America Mae Mullins Gardens
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June 17, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Flame Azalea ( Rhododendron calendulaceum )
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June 19, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Bee Balm ( Monarda spp. )
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June 19, 2016
Summer Roses ( Rosa spp. )
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June 19, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Fruticose and Fruiting Foliose Lichens
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June 19, 2016
Cumberland Overthrust Block
Beautiful June Conditions In Mountains
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June 22, 2016
A Dicotyledon Member Of Angiosperms
Sweet Potato ( Ipomoea batatas ) Sprouting
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June 22, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Mixed Mesophytic Cold Air Drainage
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June 22, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Approaching Sunset Amid A Stormy Pattern
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June 22, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Approaching Sunset Amid A Stormy Pattern
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June 24, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Butterfly Milkweed ( Asclepias tuberosa )
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June 24, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Great Spangled Fritillary ( Speyeria cybele )
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June 24, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Butterfly Milkweed ( Asclepias tuberosa )
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June 24, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Focus Upon A Beautiful Compound Eye
Great Spangled Fritillary ( Speyeria cybele )
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June 24, 2016
Cumberland Mountains
Butterfly Milkweed ( Asclepias tuberosa )
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