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Even though temps are in the low 80’s this week and humidity is high,  the signs are there if you are paying attention.

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Next week: A full week (I think) of fog shots

One more post from an after-rain walk in the woods. Four images, no chatter.

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Behold Phragmites Australis, also known as “common reed grass,” “giant reed” or “ditch reed. ” Whatever name this tall (up to 20 feet high) grass goes by, it is a non-native plant that has established a real foothold in Wisconsin, wrecking havoc on shorelines and wetlands, crowding out native species of plants and in some cases, pushing animals from their established cover.

Setting aside those grim facts for a moment (“…but other than THAT, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?”) I was bedazzled by the reed’s seed head after a recent rain. The rain had temporarily pushed the phragmites down so that many of those red/purple tasseled heads were at my eye level.

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At least, that’s what this thistle plant looks like to me.

Five images, taken near Teal Pond after a morning rain.

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If you enlarge the first shot, you will see that our ninja is wearing a single diamond earring.

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Ah…but even tough guys have their softer sides.

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It’s that time of year.

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Behold how this drop of seawater
has taken so many forms and names;

it has existed as mist, cloud, rain, dew, and mud,
then plant, animal, and Perfect man;
and yet it was a drop of water
from which these things appeared.
Even so this universe of reason, soul, heavens, and bodies,
was but a drop of water in its beginning and ending.”

A Drop of Seawater by the Sufi poet Al Shabistari

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We’ll return to the dill weed tomorrow.