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September 21, 2009 - 5:40pm

Late Summer Outdoor Photos

posted by JIM NIGRO in outdoors, wildflowers, flora, scenery.

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With Autumn offically arriving at 5:18 p.m. tomorrow, I'd like to share these late summer photos taken last week.

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Purple asters and goldenrod are two of the more prolific wildflowers in the area.

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Note the bumble bee at the top left of the goldenrod.

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Asters close up.

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Virginia Creeper with a headstart on the autumn foliage.

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"Creeper" enveloping willow and cottonwood trunks.

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Windmill marsh as seen from observation tower on Albion Road, Oakfield.

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Backwater south of Windmill Marsh.

 

Lori Ann Santini
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Photo shot distance away from that Virginia Creeper is the closest distance I ever want to be to it again. Two weeks of the most miserable itching of my life. Does turn into a stunning red though. Beautiful pictures.
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Thanks Lori - can't believe V. creeper gave you a rash. I'm always unraveling the tendrils from our Rose of Sharon hedge and so far no problem. But thanks for the warning!
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Seeing that wonderful goldenrod...all I can say is: Ah Ah Ah-Choooooo! Nice pics Jim. Thanks
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Thanks Amy, and you're welcome. Its a great time of year to be outdoors - much to do, plenty to see!
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You are welcome Jim. Much to my dismay this month in fact, I found out the hard way. Although to most Virginia Creeper is not an irritant to some it can be worse then the other itchy owies out there. It does have a different oil then the other "poisonous" plants. However if you are sensitive to them then there is a very good chance you can be to Virginia Creeper. I have been on Prednisone and Anti Inflammatories for nearly two weeks. It is the most invasive rash I have ever seen. The pain it causes is intense too. I could only assume it is like Shingles. I will however enjoy its fall color splendor.
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Lori, again I say thanks. This is an eye-opening bit of information. I'll be sure to wear gloves when dealing with creeper in the future.
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Great pics Jim! I just love this time of year. Looking forward to more of your photos as the leaves begin to change.
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Thanks Mardell - me too! Autumn foliage, high school football, pumpkin patches, apple cider, canoeing & campfires,etc.....I'm looking forward to a spectacular autumn.
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Is Buttermilk Falls (in LeRoy) still accessable? (sp?) I'm not sure if the water would be flowing right now since it's been so dry. I loved to take pics over there during this time of year. It's such a serene place to visit. We had our Sr. pic taken there back in '82. Scary to think we were all "teetering" on the edge (booze involved ~ shhh.) Our photographer was on the OTHER side with her tripod. She tried very hard to "yell" across the falls for us to pose. We were having too much fun. Ha. Luckily we ALL survived ~ including our poor photographer who grew alot of gray hairs in the process. I used to live on Circular Hill road & would walk there from the abandoned RR bed at the top of the hill. Nice walk w/our dog. I think that's a road now for the trucks hauling rocks from the quarry.
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I'm not sure about Buttermilk Falls, but it would be worth looking into.
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If you check it out, please let fill us in. Used to be able to gain access from the bend by Crocker's Ace store. Park on the side of the road & walk a little bit. I believe there new house in the vicinity & not really sure who's property it really is. When I visited, there weren't any "no tresspassing" signs. However, now might be different. It's been a number of years. I would dare say it's about a 10 min.(?) hike from the road. Perhaps the property is owned by a local farmer.
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Jim, What kind of camera do you have? I interested in outdoor photos. Your pics are great.
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Hi Buck - sorry for the delay. I shoot a Fuji 5100 digital with 10x optical zoom. Wish you well in your endeavor!

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