Tag Archives: Backyard Flower Gardens

Spring is coming to the Midwest

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Backyard Flowers, Bushes and Trees are budding – in some cases flowers are blooming –  throughout the Midwest.  The Squirrel thinks so!  The grass is greening up quickly and a few neighbors have already mowed even though it’s very early in the season.

Dan O. De Ment

Purple Creeping Phlox

Purple Creeping Phlox

I took this image from the bed you see in the image below.  A bit closer and enlarge to see the center.

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Male American Gold Finch – I can’t figure this thing out

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Dan O. De Ment

A heads up on, “Finches.”

I noticed earlier today, both male and female Finches are beginning to feed on Cone Plant seeds. “They love the Seeds.”   So, if you live in the Midwest, and love to shoot Finches, get your camera ready.  They really are a great subject and usually spend time on the plants. They are very cautious, however, so the best way to capture them is to be sitting somewhat near the plants  –  not to close –  so they’ll get use to your presence and start feeding.  I’ve got a 75-300 zoom that works well in these situations. I also have a Point and Shoot that takes excellent images.  Whatever you’ve got that works well for you will do the job.

Dan O.De Ment

Day Lilies and a Frog Rain Gauge

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Dan O. De Ment