Category Archives: Mysteries

Mystery Flower #8

My attention to the poison ivy did not prevent me from finding a new mystery flower in the woods Friday, though the abundance of bugs almost stopped me from getting a photograph. The bugs usually ignore me as long as … Continue reading

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Mystery Flower #7

I may not have done much running lately, but I have at least done some walking. Yesterday I went to the old path and walked my usual route. I had to take it slower, especially on the inclines, but I … Continue reading

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Mystery Twofer

I offer you a Mystery Twofer. First, Mystery Flower #6. I found this flower growing alongside the walking path in a sunny area. It has a sickeningly sweet smell, as I recall, and is very popular with the insects. This … Continue reading

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Mystery Flower #5

It’s time for another mystery flower! The first picture is not the best shot from an aesthetic standpoint, but I like it because it shows how the plant creates homes for different types of insects. The center flower cluster has … Continue reading

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Mystery Flower #4

I found this Mystery Flower growing next to a fence. I had never seen one of these before. Do you know what it is?

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Mystery Thing #3

I’ve been on the lookout for caterpillars ever since I started hearing chomping noises in the woods. I’m happy to report that I haven’t seen an excessive quantity. There have just been a few here and there. This little guy … Continue reading

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Mystery Flower #3

The woods are full of flowers right now. There are little bluets, bawdy buttercups, and delicate lady’s slippers. For every flower I can name, there is another I can’t. That’s why we have Mystery Flowers. This pretty purple flower grows … Continue reading

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Mystery Thing #2

I heard a strange sound in the woods today. I was a sound I recognized, but one I hadn’t heard since the so-called gypsy moth infestation of about 20 years ago. It was the sound of caterpillar poops raining down … Continue reading

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Mystery Flower #2

There’s a shrub growing near the corner of our driveway. It’s not an attention grabber most of the time, but during the spring it decks itself out with these stunning coral-colored flowers. Can you guess what kind of shrub it … Continue reading

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Mystery Flower #1

I love flowers of all kinds, even those traditionally considered to be weeds. I don’t know what they’re all called, though, and I feel like I should. That’s why we have Mystery Flowers. I’ll take a picture of the unknown … Continue reading

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