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
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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 )
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June 22, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Yellow Stargazer Lily ( Lilium orientalis )
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June 23, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Cultivated Flowers & Praying Mantis
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June 22, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Lemon Yellow Day Lily Hybrid In Bloom
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June 22, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Peach Day Lily Hybrid In Bloom
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June 23, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Fuchsia Day Lily Hybrid With Fly Species
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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
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June 23, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Another Yellow Stargazer LilyLilium orientalis )
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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
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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
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June 23, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Fuchsia Day Lilies With Ladybug Beetle
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June 23, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Fuchsia-Pink Day Lily Hybrid Before A Storm
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June 23, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Beauty Shot of Fuchsia Day Lily In Sunlight
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June 24, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Golden Yellow Lily Hybrid In Full Sunlight
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June 24, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Red Hollyhock ( Alcea rosea )
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June 24, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Yellow Knock Out Rose ( Rosa radrazz )
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June 24, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Red-spotted Newt ( Notophthalmus viridescens )
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June 24, 2015
Full Light of Mostly Sunny Day
Yellow Stargazer Lily ( Lilium orientalis )
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June 24, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Red-spotted Newt ( Notophthalmus viridescens )
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June 24, 2015
I'm Leavin' - See Ya Later
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June 24, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Hosta ( Hosta spp. ) In Bloom
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June 24, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Butterfly Milkweed ( Asclepias tuberosa )
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June 24, 2015
Ok - One More Picture For The Road
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June 24, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Butterfly Milkweed With Firefly Resting
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June 24, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Colony of Peach Day Lily Hybrids
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June 25, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Double-Petaled Day Lily Hybrid
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Late June 2015
In Low Evening Light
Butterfly Milkweeds Get Wet
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June 26, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Great Rhododendron ( Rhododendron maximum )
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June 26, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Great Rhododendron ( Rhododendron maximum )
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June 26, 2015
Just Emerging From Earth
White Coral Fungus ( Mushroom )
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June 26, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Eastern American Toad ( Anaxyrus americanus )
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June 26, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Eastern American Toad ( Anaxyrus americanus )
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June 26, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Great Rhododendron ( Rhododendron maximum )
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June 28, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Red Knock Out Rose ( Rosa radrazz )
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June 28, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Lemon Yellow Day Lily Hybrid
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June 28, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Lemon Yellow Day Lily Hybrid With Visitor
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June 28, 2015
Butterfly Milkweed ( Asclepias tuberosa )
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June 29, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Little Brown Mushroom On Cherry Birch
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June 29, 2015
Visitor With Rapid Wing Movement
White Coral Fungus ( Mushroom )
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June 29, 2015
Caterpillar On A Small Broken Limb
Possible Instar Stage of Sphinx Moth Species
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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 )
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July 1, 2015
Now In Full Bloom
Butterfly Milkweed ( Asclepias tuberosa )
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July 1, 2015
Surrounded By Red Clover
Queen-Anne's Lace ( Daucus carota )
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July 1, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Immature Queen-Anne's Lace
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July 1, 2015
Shallow Focus On Insects
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Yellow Stargazer Lily ( Lilium orientalis )
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July 1, 2015
Deep Focus On Flower
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Yellow Stargazer Lily ( Lilium orientalis )
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July 1, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Lavender Plantain Hosta ( Hosta plataginea )
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July 1, 2015
Working A Hosta Bloom Stalk
Ladybird Beetle ( Coccinellidae Family )
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July 1, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Lavender Plantain Hosta & Stargazer Lily
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July 2, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Mushroom Species Emerging Amid Wetness
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July 2, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Mushroom Species Emerging Amid Wetness
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July 2, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Mushroom Species Breaking Thru Ground
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July 2, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Mushroom Species Emerging Amid Wetness
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July 2, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Tiny Mushroom Emerges Amid Summer Wetness
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July 2, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Day Lily Following Summer Rain
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July 2, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Green Katydid Species ( Tettigoniidae Family )
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July 2, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
White Coral Mushroom In Bit Of Sunshine
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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
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July 3, 2015
Shot During A Rain Break
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Yellowish-White Day Lily Hybrid
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July 3, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Gladioli ( Gladiolus spp. ) Following Rain
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July 3, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Clear Reflections Inside Water Drops
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July 3, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
More Reflections Inside Water Drops
Lavender Plantain Hosta ( Hosta plataginea )
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July 3, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Wax Begonias ( Begonia semperflorens )
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July 3, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Double-Petaled Lily Against Dark Background
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July 3, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Shot In Low Light Of Dark-Early Evening
Background Angle Changed To Include Hosta
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July 4, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Garden Phlox ( Polemoniaceae Family )
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July 4, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Green Spider With Yellowish-Green Sac
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July 4, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Mushroom Species Grows In Summer Wetness
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July 4, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Sweet Smelling Yellow Stargazer Lily
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July 4, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Another Mushroom Grows In Summer Wetness
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July 4, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Fuchsia Day Lily Hybrid Dries From Rain
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.


Independence Day Fireworks
Clintwood, Virginia

A dry period allowed Clintwood to have their Fireworks Show on schedule while at the same time, by contrast, a Flood Advisory was issued 
for portions of Wise County.

July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 4, 2015
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Independence Day Fireworks In Clintwood
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July 5, 2015
Elizabeth & Addison Stallard & Sharon Daniels
Day Lily Hybrid In The Head of Powell Valley
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

Andrew Greear, Superintendent of the City of Norton Water Plant, and veteran operator Joe Carter reported 10.10" of total rainfall from June 1 to the morning of July 6, with the majority of that falling since mid-June.

July 5, 2015
Benges Basin of High Knob Massif
Whitewater At Legion Park In City of Norton
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

*A general 10.00" to 12.00"+ of rain has fallen across the 
High Knob Massif area during the June 1-July 6 period, 
with 3.00" to 6.00" during the first days of July.

July 5, 2015
Benges Basin of High Knob Massif
Whitewater At Legion Park In City of Norton
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 7, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Oyster Mushroom ( Pleurotus ostreatus )
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved.

July 7, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Whitish-Pink Stargazer Lily ( Lilium orientalis )
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July 7, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Yellow Day Lily Hybrid With Spider
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July 7, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Zinnia Starting To Blooom ( Zinnia spp. )
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July 7, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Cultivated Hydrangea ( Hydrangea spp. ) 
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July 7, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Pink Gladioli ( Gladiolus spp. )
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July 7, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Spider Waiting On Supper ( Prey )
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July 9, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Cultivated ( Rose Begonias ) Flowers
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July 9, 2015
Poisonous Mushroom
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Lemon-yellow Lepiota ( Lepiota lutea )
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July 9, 2015 at 8:23 PM
Luna Moth ( Actias luna ) Before A Storm
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July 9, 2015
Approaching Sunset
Illuminated Thunderstorm Anvil
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July 9, 2015 at 8:32 PM
Luna Moth ( Actias luna ) Before A Storm
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July 9, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Yellow Day Lily Hybrid Against Darkness
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July 9, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Red Geraniums ( Geranium spp. )
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July 9, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Blackberries ( Rubus spp. )
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July 10, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Fresh & Beautiful Mushroom Species
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July 10, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Aging Coral Mushroom In Sunlight
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July 10, 2015
Mushroom Species
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July 10, 2015
Mushrooms Abundant Amid Wet July
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July 10, 2015
Mushrooms Abundant Amid Wet July
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July 10, 2015
Aging White Polypore Mushroom
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July 10, 2015
Aging White Polypore Mushroom
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July 10, 2015
Aging White Polypore Mushrooms
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July 10, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Alternating Smooth & Fuzzy Bands
Turkey-tail Polypore ( Trametes versicolor )
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July 10, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Aging Turkey-tail Polypore Mushrooms
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July 12, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Red Hollyhock ( Alcea spp. )
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July 12, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Marigold Flower ( Tagetes spp. )
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July 12, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Red Knockout Roses ( Rosa radrazz )
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July 12, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Pink Gladioli ( Gladiolus spp. )
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July 12, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Eastern Honey Bee ( Apis mellifera )
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July 12, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Beautiful Marigold ( Tagetes spp. )
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July 12, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Eastern Yellow Jacket ( Vespula maculifrons )
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July 12, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Eastern Yellow Jacket Vespula maculifrons )
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July 12, 2015
Cumberland Mountains
Eastern Yellow Jacket Vespula maculifrons )
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July 12, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Marigold Flowers ( Tagetes spp. )
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July 12, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Pink Zinnia ( Zinnia spp. ) Composite Flower
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July 12, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Pink Zinnia Composite Flowers
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July 12, 2015
John & Mae Mullins Gardens
Spicebush Swallowtail ( Papilio troilus )
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