Monday, June 22, 2015

Beauty Of Early Summer In The Cumberlands


June 22, 2015 at 8:39 PM
Amid Early Evening Light
Butterfly Milkweed ( Asclepias tuberosa )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

Digital cameras have trouble reproducing the colors of some brilliant species which are dominated by orange ( here ) and red colorations.  The orange colors on these photographs are very close to reality.

Beautiful blooms of Butterfly Milkweeds are beginning to become showy, with a nice cluster 
at the edge of fields near the Pioneer Blueberry Orchard of John & Mae Mullins.

June 22, 2015
Cumberland Mountain Overthrust Block
Butterfly Milkweed ( Asclepias tuberosa )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

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The Appalachian Climate Center

June 22, 2015
Butterfly Milkweed ( Asclepias tuberosa )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 22, 2015
Unopened Blossoms Becoming Colorful
Milkweed Bug On Butterfly Milkweeds
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

A Milkweed Bug with a color that mimics the Butterfly Weeds was resting upon some unopened blossoms that were becoming colorful 
( destined to open any day now ).

June 22, 2015
Close Up View of Some Blossoms
Butterfly Milkweed ( Asclepias tuberosa )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 22, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Yellow Stargazer Lily ( Lilium orientalis )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 23, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Cultivated Flowers & Praying Mantis
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 22, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Lemon Yellow Day Lily Hybrid In Bloom
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 22, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Peach Day Lily Hybrid In Bloom
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 23, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Fuchsia Day Lily Hybrid With Fly Species
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

Note that sunshine fades slightly as the fly moves,
with shadows from the flower stamens fading away.

June 23, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Fuchsia Day Lily Hybrid With Fly Species
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 23, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Another Yellow Stargazer LilyLilium orientalis )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

If you could not find the Praying Mantis in the photograph above do not feel bad, as I did not even see it while taking these scenes.

June 23, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Praying Mantis Looking At You
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

The Praying Mantis is actually more difficult to see in these photographs, but I have put them back to back where you can click them consecutively ( forward or backwards ) to see him turning his head.

June 23, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Praying Mantis Looking Away
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 23, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Fuchsia Day Lilies With Ladybug Beetle
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 23, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Fuchsia-Pink Day Lily Hybrid Before A Storm
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 23, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Beauty Shot of Fuchsia Day Lily In Sunlight
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 24, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Golden Yellow Lily Hybrid In Full Sunlight
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 24, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Red Hollyhock ( Alcea rosea )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 24, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Yellow Knock Out Rose ( Rosa radrazz )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 24, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Red-spotted Newt ( Notophthalmus viridescens )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 24, 2015
Full Light of Mostly Sunny Day
Yellow Stargazer Lily ( Lilium orientalis )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 24, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Red-spotted Newt ( Notophthalmus viridescens )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 24, 2015
I'm Leavin' - See Ya Later
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 24, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Hosta ( Hosta spp. ) In Bloom
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 24, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Butterfly Milkweed ( Asclepias tuberosa )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 24, 2015
Ok - One More Picture For The Road
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 24, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Butterfly Milkweed With Firefly Resting
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 24, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Colony of Peach Day Lily Hybrids
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 25, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Double-Petaled Day Lily Hybrid
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

Late June 2015
In Low Evening Light
Butterfly Milkweeds Get Wet
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 26, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Great Rhododendron ( Rhododendron maximum )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 26, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Great Rhododendron ( Rhododendron maximum )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 26, 2015
Just Emerging From Earth
White Coral Fungus ( Mushroom )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 26, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Eastern American Toad ( Anaxyrus americanus )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 26, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Eastern American Toad ( Anaxyrus americanus )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 26, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Great Rhododendron ( Rhododendron maximum )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 28, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Red Knock Out Rose ( Rosa radrazz )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 28, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Lemon Yellow Day Lily Hybrid
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 28, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Lemon Yellow Day Lily Hybrid With Visitor
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 28, 2015
Butterfly Milkweed ( Asclepias tuberosa )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 29, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Little Brown Mushroom On Cherry Birch
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 29, 2015
Visitor With Rapid Wing Movement
White Coral Fungus ( Mushroom )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 29, 2015
Caterpillar On A Small Broken Limb
Possible Instar Stage of Sphinx Moth Species
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

June 29, 2015
Fishing Spider ( Dolomedes tenebrosus )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

An old rusted 10 penny nail-head can be seen for
comparison to the size of this Fishing Spider.

June 29, 2015
Fishing Spider ( Dolomedes tenebrosus )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 1, 2015
Member of The Mint Family
American Germander ( Teucrium canadense )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 1, 2015
Now In Full Bloom
Butterfly Milkweed ( Asclepias tuberosa )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 1, 2015
Surrounded By Red Clover
Queen-Anne's Lace ( Daucus carota )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 1, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Immature Queen-Anne's Lace
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 1, 2015
Shallow Focus On Insects
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Yellow Stargazer Lily ( Lilium orientalis )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 1, 2015
Deep Focus On Flower
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Yellow Stargazer Lily ( Lilium orientalis )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 1, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Lavender Plantain Hosta ( Hosta plataginea )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 1, 2015
Working A Hosta Bloom Stalk
Ladybird Beetle ( Coccinellidae Family )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 1, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Lavender Plantain Hosta & Stargazer Lily
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 2, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Mushroom Species Emerging Amid Wetness
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 2, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Mushroom Species Emerging Amid Wetness
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 2, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Mushroom Species Breaking Thru Ground
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 2, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Mushroom Species Emerging Amid Wetness
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 2, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Tiny Mushroom Emerges Amid Summer Wetness
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 2, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Day Lily Following Summer Rain
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 2, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Green Katydid Species ( Tettigoniidae Family )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 2, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
White Coral Mushroom In Bit Of Sunshine
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 3, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Cultivated Coneflower ( Echinacea spp. )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 3, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Yellowish-White Day Lily Hybrid
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 3, 2015
Shot During A Rain Break
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Yellowish-White Day Lily Hybrid
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 3, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Gladioli ( Gladiolus spp. ) Following Rain
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 3, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Clear Reflections Inside Water Drops
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 3, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
More Reflections Inside Water Drops
Lavender Plantain Hosta ( Hosta plataginea )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 3, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Cultivated Flowers During A Break In Rain
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 3, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Double-Petaled Lily Against Dark Background
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 3, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Shot In Low Light Of Dark-Early Evening
Background Angle Changed To Include Hosta
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

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