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Valentine’s Day Cover

What do Christmas and Valentine’s Day have in common?  The color RED.  Back in November, I wrapped up the cover and related-story photo shoots for both the December and February issues of Triad Happy Tails magazine.  At that time, several owners entered the … Continue reading

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Strings Attached

mountain laurel colors – pink, red, white, yellow and lime green

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Fatal Beauty: Side Effects Include…

Kalmia latifolia, commonly called mountain laurel, is a multi-stemmed, broadleaf evergreen shrub native to Eastern North America that can be found in open rocky or sandy woods, cool meadows, balds, mountain slopes and woodland margins. It’s noted for its excellent spring … Continue reading

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Red Velvet

Did you know?  The common names “pansy” and “violet” are often used interchangeably. When a distinction is made, plants considered to be pansies have four petals pointing upwards, and only one pointing down.  Violets have three petals pointing up and … Continue reading

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Celebrating Easter with Christmas Colors

In our front yard is the photinia fraseri, an evergreen shrub commonly called red tip or red top (particularly in the South where it has been frequently planted). This shrub celebrates spring with bronze red to bright red new leaves that emerge … Continue reading

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Handsome Fella

A bright red breast plate.

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Little Red Songstress

Only a few female North American songbirds sing, but the female Northern Cardinal does, and often while sitting on the nest.  This may give the male information about when to bring food to the nest.  A mated pair shares song … Continue reading

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Wintry Red

Any argument here?  The male Northern Cardinal is perhaps responsible for getting more people to open up a field guide than any other bird.  They’re a perfect combination of familiarity, conspicuousness, and style.

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… but yet, still radiant

Lack of water, nutrients and the sun’s dry, blazing heat starves this once-vibrant flower…

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Empty, and yet Full

Yes, a photograph of an empty room.  Today’s original post was going to be just that – this empty room – the walls, a few colorful images to reveal contrast, the benches, the lights… …but then these several “colorful” photographs … Continue reading

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