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Old Nov 20, 2012, 8:52 PM   #1
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Was out cycling to a nearby school a few weeks ago, and had time to pause at a nearby abandoned farm. The Ironweed ("farewell-to-summer") was still in bloom, attracting some of the last of the pollinators.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 8:55 PM   #2
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Folks call it "farewell to summer" because it blooms as summer ends, and continues on into the autumn. Considered a pest on farmland because of its tough roots and low nutritional value for livestock, it does make a pretty accent to the autumn hills...
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And the crumbling barns and sheds seem to blend well with the autumnal tints...
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Also checked out a nearby spring - once a source of clean drinking water for several families, now home to numerous GreenFrogs. Most are too shy for this (impatient) photographer, but one was kind enough to pose for a few shots. Perhaps he thought the fallen leaves gave him enough camouflage...
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Hope you enjoyed these glimpses of rural East Tennessee in the autumn, and that you'll share your comments & critique.

(PS - best wishes to all here in the U.S. for a fine and blessed Thanksgiving!!)
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Cool frogs and love the DoF on the flowers !
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I really like the crumpling barns and sheds shots, and, of course, who could resist the green frog photos? Wonderful work, as usual.
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Cool frogs and love the DoF on the flowers !
Kevin said it all. Another great set of photos.

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+1 on all the remarks, it's getting hard coming up with new adjectives for your work,

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+2. Bravo.
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