My good  friend Glenn Levinson came over the other day for something of an impromptu visit with our family (Uncle Glenn!), and I had just come back from a grass, flower, and other types of plants raid at Chittenden Park in Guilford.  Now, I hadn’t seen Glenn in some time, and I was so happy to see him and be able to spend time with him, but precious sunlight was slipping away, and I had all these lovely things from Chittenden that were crying out to be photographed before it was too late. Fortunately, there were other family members on deck to keep the conversation going, and Glenn had to watch while I dragged out a Canon 5D Mark III (a non-descript-but-I-mean-business-sort-of-looking-camera), my very favorite 1.4 50mm lens, and an extension tube for close ups (all of these things given to me by my father). I started shooting, but it just wasn’t cutting it. I dragged out a tripod. Then a table. Then a backdrop. You might as well go all out. Let’s iron the backdrop! Glenn just kept saying, “Wow!” I felt a bit rude, but it had to be done.

Glenn! I’m so sorry if it was rude, and let’s have dinner together soon, but I hope you can enjoy the results.

I found ALL KINDS OF FREAKY THINGS at Chittenden that I had never seen or heard of before!

All this time, I thought I was collecting things against the law, but I read just this moment: “Wild flowers According to Dominic Price of wild plant protection charity Plantlife, “it is not normally an offence to pick the ‘Four Fs’ – fruit, foliage, fungi or flowers – if the plants are growing wild and it is for your personal use and not for sale.” I’m SO HAPPY!

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Here are the goods:

  • Cocklebur, Xanthium strumarium
    Cocklebur, Xanthium strumarium
    Cocklebur, Xanthium strumarium collected at Chittenden Park in Guilford
  • Chittenden Arrangement
    Chittenden Arrangement
    Flora collected from Chittenden Park in Guilford: Cocklebur, Slender Glasswort, Common Tansy, Phragmites, Sea Lavendar, and Snakeroot (the last collected from my backyard)
  • common-tansy
  • Chittenden Arrangement 2
    Chittenden Arrangement 2
    Flora collected from Chittenden Park in Guilford, CT: Cocklebur, Slender Glasswort, Common Tansy, Phragmites, Sea Lavender, Umbrella Sedge along with Snakeroot collected from my backyard.
  • Woodland Sunflower, Helianthus strumosus
    Woodland Sunflower, Helianthus strumosus
    Woodland Sunflower, Helianthus strumosus collected at Chittenden Park in Guilford
  • White Snakeroot, Cocklebur, Common Tansy, Slender Glasswort, and Sea Lavendar
    White Snakeroot
    White Snakeroot, Cocklebur, Common Tansy, Slender Glasswort, and Sea Lavendar collected at Chittenden Park in Guilford, CT
  • Cocklebur, Phragmites, Umbrella Sedge, Gamma Grass, Sea Lavendar, and Slender Glasswort
    Chittenden Screensaver
    Cocklebur, Phragmites, Umbrella Sedge, Gamma Grass, Sea Lavendar, and Slender Glasswort collected at Chittenden Park in Guilford, CT
  • Cyperus odoratus,, Umbrella Sedge
    Cyperus odoratus,, Umbrella Sedge
    Cyperus odoratus,, Umbrella Sedge collected at Chittenden Park in Guilford, CT
  • Snakeroot & Slender Glasswort
    Snakeroot & Slender Glasswort
    Snakeroot & Slender Glasswort collected at Chittenden Park in Guilford, CT