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Post by Lussi05 » September 10th, 2011, 11:41 pm

alice44 wrote:This little guy is only about 2 feet tall. It is growing in a crack in the street along side the curb, in an area with lots of deer (they seem to enjoy nibbling on sunflower stalks). It seems to be doing so well despite all those odds.

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I love Sunflowers, beautiful picture Alice.. :wave:

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Post by alice44 » September 27th, 2011, 9:28 am

thank you

I have taken some more pictures of sunflowers -- the bees love them. I love them especially when they grow where the growing is tough.

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Post by alice44 » September 28th, 2011, 9:11 am

This evening I went hunting (just to see) Brush Rabbits.

I did see some but the marsh/lake and the wild birds -- White Pelicans was hghlight

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Post by macdoum » September 28th, 2011, 7:46 pm

Lovely photos Alice..especially liked the sunflower.. :D
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Post by alice44 » September 30th, 2011, 7:44 am

Today I went back to Finley Wildlife Refuge.

When I got there my car said it was 80f so 26.6C -- nice and toasty

There are elements of fall, but since the rains have not yet begun I think I can call it summer

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Rose Hips by alice_knitter, on Flickr

This was taken at almost the same place as the rose hips. For a while I watched a Northern Harrier hunt, flying right along the edge of that corn - maize - field, just barely above the height of the corn.

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Post by alice44 » September 30th, 2011, 7:54 am

Again I walked to the marsh/pond but this time I had a longer lens

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Post by alice44 » September 30th, 2011, 8:13 am

And I got some Bunny pictures -- Western Brush Rabbits

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Post by alice44 » September 30th, 2011, 9:12 am

More rabbits

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Post by alice44 » September 30th, 2011, 9:16 am

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Rabbit & Towhee by alice_knitter, on Flickr


(this was taken back near the rose hips so it is out of order)
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Post by Kitty KCMO » September 30th, 2011, 9:20 am

Wonderful photos, Alice. I absolutely loved the one of the grass-- may I copy it for my desktop? And the rabbit photos are just adorable. I've not heard of "brush rabbit" before, but it looks like a variation on our cottontail rabbit. I'll look it up.
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Post by alice44 » September 30th, 2011, 9:21 am

Kitty KCMO wrote:Wonderful photos, Alice. I absolutely loved the one of the grass-- may I copy it for my desktop? And the rabbit photos are just adorable. I've not heard of "brush rabbit" before, but it looks like a variation on our cottontail rabbit. I'll look it up.
Of course --

and yes the western brush rabbit is a cotton tail

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Post by Kitty KCMO » September 30th, 2011, 9:22 am

alice44 wrote:Image
Finley Sunset by alice_knitter, on Flickr
Beautiful.
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Post by Lussi05 » September 30th, 2011, 10:55 am

Alice, beautiful pictures of the birds, rabbit, grass and sunset, thank you for posting them :wave:

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