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Old Apr 12, 2011, 7:07 AM   #1
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Default A few more from Fall Creek Falls

Last post was mostly of the waterfalls at Fall Creek Falls. Here are a few more views of some of the life (and maybe a few more of the water as well)...

Red Maples have already finished blooming down at Fall Creek Falls, and it looks like a great crop of their winged "fruits" (botanists call them samaras, children call them helicopter seeds).
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It continues to be a great spring blooming season in Tennessee - amazing both in diversity and numbers. Here are some of the abundant violets. We usually just see a few blooms per plant, but look at some of the numbers of blooms on these White Violets and Long-Spurred Violets...
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Ferns of many varieties are unrolling rapidly, thriving in the moist places like this streambank...
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Of course, abundant vegetation is good for the "critters" too! This duskywing was enjoying the sunshine at Fall Creek Falls, but also enjoying the new blooms. And his "friend" the millipede was probably searching from some of last year's leaves for a snack.
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Deer at Fall Creek Falls are abundant and not shy. These were far more interested in the soggy greens at the marsh than in the crazy man with the camera!
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Will be back at Fall Creek Falls next month for more meetings, and hoping for some time to enjoy the wilder parts of the park. Hope you enjoyed this quick tour. Thanks for any comments & suggestions!
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Great shots Mole, I am looking forward to spring here soon

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Hi mole,

Another terrificly diverse series!!

Great work.

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Great backlighting in the first two pictures.
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Hans - Thanks so much! Will do my best to push spring your way ASAP!

Scott - So glad you enjoyed the variety!

Les - Thanks! It was a lot of fun playing with the lighting on those...
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