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Old 09-25-2012, 09:58 AM   #6871
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Keith I am gonna go out on a limb here and call them a crocus. A wild one at that.

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Just for fun you could start a contest to name the two dragonflies based on their activity in the photo. The winner actually doesn't win anything so the contest wouldn't cost anything.

I'll go first!

In this country, I would name one of them Romney and the other Obama, it really doesn't matter which is which at this point.

Now in Canada...Harry and Kate come to mind. Did you use a telephoto lens?
I'm going to say, the United States and the president.

About the flowers, I was thinking crocus too, but have never seen them bloom this late in the year and they usually have some foliage that springs up before the blooms.
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Actually that is some nice looking work, good job.

Can't say much for your posting the photo upside-down though. Maybe you should consider changing your User Name.

Here we go, maybe my eyes will stop bleeding now.
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Nice job fixrite! That's a beautiful fence.

Thanks for turning it around Bud.
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Keith I am gonna go out on a limb here and call them a crocus. A wild one at that.
Definitely a fall crocus..quite common. Yes the fence is great
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Keith I am gonna go out on a limb here and call them a crocus. A wild one at that.
I think you could be right.

We have lots of the crocuses that come up in the spring, and they are not this colour. So the fall blooming is what threw me. I found some more this afternoon down by the old woodshed, so that makes three clumps now.
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Beautiful! But after I have been standing on my head for a short while I start to get dizzy!
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About the flowers, I was thinking crocus too, but have never seen them bloom this late in the year and they usually have some foliage that springs up before the blooms.
I think the spring crocus, which is one of the earliest spring flowers here blooms after the leaves are up.
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Definitely a fall crocus..quite common. Yes the fence is great
Thanks for that creeper. Is this crocus somewhat common in Ontario then? I don't believe I have seen it here before, but all of a sudden we seem to have three growing.

And yes, the fence is fantastic!
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Thanks for that creeper. Is this crocus somewhat common in Ontario then? I don't believe I have seen it here before, but all of a sudden we seem to have three growing.

And yes, the fence is fantastic!
I see them in gardens and not wild, so I would assume someone would have to plant them. Then again, I'm sure you would remember them from last year had they been planted at one time. Maybe in your case, a bird had some seeds in its deposits.

Regardless , they are a nice last kick at the can for summer
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I see them in gardens and not wild, so I would assume someone would have to plant them. Then again, I'm sure you would remember them from last year had they been planted at one time. Maybe in your case, a bird had some seeds in its deposits.

Regardless , they are a nice last kick at the can for summer
Roger that...I will wander around a few of the neighbour's places here and see if there are any more growing.

I can't remember if you have posted on the thread before (it's the old timer's kicking in again). So if you haven't, then a big welcome to the thread.
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A most unusual cloud pattern here yesterday. Something I have not seen in the 15+ years I have been here.

In the morning at sunup, it was clear all the way down Vancouver Island as far as I could see, and yet we had a very dark cloud cover over the water, as you can see from the reflection.

And later in the day, we had this neat reflection from the afternoon sun.
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I'm afraid I am cheating on the back sides of the other two kitchen counters.

Instead of tile I am adding a wide strip of cedar which has been pre-painted. It will need another coat or two of paint, but it saved a ton of time.
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