Monthly Archives: May 2010

Fowler’s Toad

Bufo fowleri

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Voodoo Lily

My Voodoo Lily (Dracunculus Vulgaris) is now in bloom. Native to Turkey, Crete, and Greece, it smells like rotten meat on the first day of blooming, which attracts bluebottle flies. They become trapped in the lower bulb chamber of the … Continue reading

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Bill’s Bog

Friend and man of many talents Bill Smith sent this photo over the weekend. Bill’s bog garden is one of the largest in the country, and has an astounding variety of bog plants, including carnivorous plants and orchids. Bill’s primary … Continue reading

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Eastern Mud Turtle

I have a soft spot for these homely little fellows. Found him in a trail alongside a wet, grassy swale. This one seemed to be getting up in years, bless his little heart.

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Thomas Lendvai

Visited the Escape From New York group exhibition in Paterson NJ. Exhibition space was a silk factory at one time. Was especially fond of this piece by Thomas Lendvai. Took about a mile of bungee cord.

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel

I’ve been over the whole Cod-Victorian thing for some time now, but I remain charmed by the rough-and-tumble examples like this iconic photo of eminent British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. (The earlier Victorian styles are more interesting, I think: things … Continue reading

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The Swenkas

Dandy is as dandy does.

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A Stone Fool

If anyone sees this man, tell him that I love him. Very, very much.

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Attended an architectural tour in Paterson, NJ recently. This scroll bracket sandwiched between two newer buildings is all that remains of a Beaux Arts style bank.

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Abstract Insects

A familiar summertime sight in this region: the mothership deposits modular Donald Judd sculptures full of bees anywhere there’s a cranberry or blueberry farm.

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