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Thunderhead Cloud

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A nice thunderhead appeared over the lake this evening just after sunset.  There were a few lightning bolts but I wasn't lucky enough to catch one with the camera.

Monarch on Rudbeckia

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Summer Rose

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...and a Daylily

Breaking Through

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Tonight's moon breaking through the clouds.

Pre-Storm Clouds

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The clouds and calm before the storm. A special weather statement issued tonight says, "There is even the risk of an actual derecho moving through the region... which could easily produce winds in excess of 70 mph."

Pearl Crescent Butterfly

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These tiny butterflies have a wingspan that is less than two inches.

Thunderhead Cloud after Sunset

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Hummer Taking a Break

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Fledgling Blue Jay

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House Wrens

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Black Swallowtail on Coneflower

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Babies!!!

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I've been seeing the wild turkey hens in the field behind the house with their little ones.  This morning, one finally brought them closer to the house to feast on sunflower seeds under the bird feeder.


Time to go!

Parfait Sky

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Roll Cloud

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A rare Arcus roll cloud moves under higher clouds to create a beautiful display at sunset.

Busy Place

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Clearwing Hummingbird Moth

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Sunspots and then a Pink Sunset

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Sunspots are clearly visible on the sun and then as it dropped lower on the horizon, the sun turned to pink.  I believe the spots that are visible in the top photo belong to Sunspot 1515 which is being called a "behemoth" capable of producing X-class solar flares.  For more info on this sunspot visit SpaceWeather.com.

The Finale

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Fireworks and then the Moonrise!


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Dramatic Clouds

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Dramatic clouds dropped very little much needed rain this afternoon.

Bronze Copper Butterfly

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The Bronze Copper Butterfly is considered to be an elusive and possibly endangered species.  This is the first time I have ever seen one.

Summer Colors

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