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Mark McD
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Booker wrote:

The images are flooding in today ... all wonderful!

One from Switzerland from me ...

Globularia profile

Great view.  You do realize Cliff, that everyone will be looking for this elusive species; the lovely Globularia profile, in the seed exchange! ;)  
Is it Globularia cordifolia?

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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cohan
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Arisaema seed is lovely!
Lori, I'm into that time of year (for weeks, already!) where the simple sight of bare (snowless) ground (apart from little patches under trees) seems very exotic!

Santa came early and I am learning the ropes with a new camera! A big step up from my old one, with the down side that I wont be able to afford lenses anytime soon to give me the macro and telephoto range I'm used to! (Have to look into used, and discount outlets yet....) It came with an 18-55 mm lens, and while that's not macro, I think I will be able to focus well enough on small things to make do (and the resolution will easily make up for the lack of closeness as long as I'm focussed!)-- still practising!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Lori S.
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Beautiful photo, Cohan!  Looks like you are mastering that new camera already.  Every bit of colour (especially red) really is a delight to the eye at this time of year.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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McDonough wrote:

Booker wrote:

The images are flooding in today ... all wonderful!

One from Switzerland from me ...

Globularia profile

Great view.  You do realize Cliff, that everyone will be looking for this elusive species; the lovely Globularia profile, in the seed exchange! ;)  
Is it Globularia cordifolia?

Not everyone, Mark, for once not me! It is nothing wrong with the plant or the pic but I have tried the genus several times without luck, and now I want to try other gems ;D

Lori, a beautiful view!

Cohan, I am looking forward to see all the wonderful places through your new camera ;)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

cohan
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Thanks, Lori and Trond :) Gradually I'm figuring out settings, but one of my funnier learning moments was: I was trying to focus on a frosty twig tip, through the viewfinder, the camera shows multiple possible focus points, you can choose multi point, centre, side etc, and instead of the centre focus point lighting up, where the twig was,  I was only getting one spot off to the side showing focus, which made no sense- until I finally realised I was somehow looking at only one side of the viewfinder, and that focus spot 'off to the side' was actually the centre! Note to self: hold camera straight and look squarely through the viewfinder!
Lori's comment about welcome colour at this time of year is very true- even a few dried leaves are a welcome break from white-not a great shot, but a nice bit of semi-golden colour with the low sun hitting them-- Lonicera  involucrata..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Hoy
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The first real snowfall this winter - 5cm today!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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Thlaspi kurdicum:

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

cohan
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Congratulations, Trond-- only about 6 weeks after me  ;D
Nice lights! I'm just depening on snow/frost and moonlight ;) if we don't have those, it will be a little plain...lol

Nice little 'stinkweed' Lori seems to be a very charming genus apart from the obvious ;)

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Lori S.
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Yeah, too bad our only example of the genus Thlaspi is an introduced agricultural weed, as are the vast majority of our weeds.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

cohan
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Lori wrote:

Yeah, too bad our only example of the genus Thlaspi is an introduced agricultural weed, as are the vast majority of our weeds.

Indeed. though I must say it is low on my list of bothersome weeds-- very effective seeder, but so easy to pull! And only seems to grow in disturbed ground, so even in the bush on the farm, which has been grazed for decades, only makes sporadic and non-troublesome appearances..
Far more pernicious are the clovers (I'm stunned to hear of people planting them in they yards as a low maintenance lawn! I'd far rather keep dandelions- at least they don't creep!), and worst of all is Ranunculus acris which grows in wetlands which were mostly safe from the other agricultural weeds :(

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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