Same but different…

Graceful,gentle,quiet beauty. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Each flower, each petal different yet the same. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Resilient Autumn bloom. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

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Everglades Swamp…

Funny how long it sometimes takes the mind (mine in particular!!) to make connections. Looking at these images from the Cypress Swamp in the Florida Everglades it dawned on me that I used to live next to (probably officially “in”) a swamp. In the Chicago area we called it “wetlands” but it was also considered a marshland or swamp. Quite a few of my older posts show this swampy nature of what we incorrectly called “woodland” in the springtime (see springtime posts prior to 2016).

The swampy part of the Cypress Swamp on the Seminole Reservation. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg.

“Wet feet” plants only reside here. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

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Natural confusion…

Late autumn bloom of a usually spring blooming tree. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

The rest of Chicago is reacting “properly” to the arriving chills of freezing temperatures while parts of this tree is confused. Most of the SPRING flowering tree is dormant, as is proper for November. But confused by our unusually long, warm days of autumn this year some of it’s branches believe springtime is on the horizon. It is not unusual for perennial plants to have a second, cool season bloom period; but this is the first time I’ve witnessed a second season bloom of a tree.

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Observing observers…

The art was creative and diverse in both medium and message. Similarly, diversity was the public attendees of this event. This was a perfect photo opportunity. These images focus on the many dogs taking in the scenes. I can’t help but wonder their thoughts.

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“Well hello!!” Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

“What is going on?” Copyright 2017, Pamela Breitberg

Stopping to watch and rest. Copyright 2017, Pamela Breitberg

“What about me?” Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

“Really??!!” Copyright 2017, Pamela Breitberg

“Enough!” Copyright 2017, Pamela Breitberg

“Let’s go!” Copyright 2017, Pamela Breitberg

Different personalities and stamina. Copyright 2017, Pamela Breitberg

Ready, set,…… Copyright 2017, Pamela Breitberg

Spoiled and proud of it! Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

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Change of pace

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Playtime on Lauderdale by the Sea’s beach in Florida. Copyrght 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Who knew?

January

Here is SUN and SAND and SALTWATER.

Who knew?

January

doesn’t have to mean SNOW and COLD.

Here a beach tractor raking the sand

Replaces the snow plows in the streets of Chicago.

Here families and couples wear light clothing as they play at the ocean’s edge

Forgetting the boots, coats, mittens and hats required for snowmen building and sledding.

Who knew?

January

Here is SUN and SAND and SALTWATER.

Beach is raked each morning, as an ecologically friendly way to "pretty" up last night's high tide's treasures. My goal is to walk the beach to treasure hunt for shells and coral before they are hidden under the sand.

The beach is raked each morning, as an ecologically friendly way to “pretty” up last night’s high tide’s treasures. My goal is to walk the beach to treasure hunt for shells and coral before they are hidden under the sand. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

 

Early morning family play while a couple take a selfie to remember their date on the beach. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

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Relatively same but different…

More Mum images as they open to provide cool colors for cooler days. See “unfolding beauty” from a few posts ago. Just like persons, mum blooms are unique to themselves. They are similar in form and function with unique characteristics including growth stages. Each bloom is approximately one inch in diameter.

Mum bud. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Mum bud. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Mum twins at separate stages of growth. Copyright 2016

Mum twins at separate stages of growth. Copyright 2016

Fall garden closeup of Mums. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Fall garden closeup of Mums. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Asymmetrical mum. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

Asymmetrical mum. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg

 

 

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Individuals among the masses…

Mass of individual Frost Aster flowers. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Mass of individual Frost Aster flowers. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

This cluster of Frost Aster shows the various stages of life of a flower from bud (far bottom left) to withering petals (top right) with mature bloom in the middle.

Mature Frost Aster. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Mature Frost Aster. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Portrait of individual Frost Aster blossom. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Portrait of individual Frost Aster blossom. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

Like people, each flower, at a given moment is unique in appearance, experience and stage of life. Portraits of individual blossoms show their individuality. One has lost the youthful vitality with its receding brown *carpel and sparse bent petals. The other flower is at its peak with bright golden center and prolific array of petals.

*Britannica defines “Carpel(as) one of the leaflike, seed-bearing structures that constitute the innermost whorl of a flower. One or more carpels make up the pistil. Fertilization of an egg within a carpel by a pollen grain from another flower results in seed development within the carpel.

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