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Mute Swans

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for Donald...

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In remembrance of my cousin Donald who passed on to spirit this morning. His pain and suffering is over. He is free!

Preying Mantis on Pine Needles

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Milkweed Bug with Nymphs

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Salute to Summer!

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Cosmos giving a salute to the final day of summer 2011.

Stormy Night

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Bumper Crop!

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I live in an area surrounded by the most aromatic bumper crop of grapes in all of western New York State.  They smell lucious!

Last Week of Summer

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Don't forget to stop and smell the roses!

Neighborhood Watch

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This Red-tailed Hawk watches from the telephone poles in our neighborhood on a daily basis.

Evening on Lake Erie

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Viceroy Butterfly

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Very similar to the Monarch butterfly but is much smaller and sports a black stripe across the lower wings.

Reflection

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Shy Swan

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...on Cassadaga Lake

Mine!

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Squirrel hanging on to her treasures with one paw.

Rain over Lake Erie at Sunset

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Photo taken on the previous evening  (September 9, 2011)

Eastern Tailed Blue

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This beautiful little butterfly is less than one inch in size.

Oriole Migration

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I thought the Orioles were gone for the season but I spotted a group of males passing through and was able to catch a shot of one of them.

Wild Sunflowers

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Wild sunflowers turned towards the sunset.