Today I had a few hours of work to do on campus. After I finished it up I decided to walk around campus and collect a few plant pictures. My collection of plant pictures has steadily grown over the past several years. No matter how many I take there are always more that I need. So today I decided to add to the collection.
Over the past couple of months I have noticed many rabbits on campus. They have blended in with the normal squirrel population. I decided to shoot a few today (with my camera, of course).
This rabbit seemed a bit paranoid.
I wished that I had a carrot because this one was friendly.
This one took one look at me and ran away very quickly.
This fellow was guarding an abandoned loaf of bread.
If I had wanted to I could have taken hundreds of pictures of rabbits and squirrels (and that is not an exaggeration). They were like political signs in November.
But furry critters were not my primary targets. I took many plant pictures, though I will exercise self control and only show you a few.
This is a shot of white oak gall, also known as hedgehog gall, on a white oak leaf. It looks pretty cool.
White oak gall (hedgehog gall)
Here is a nice planting of Acorus (sweetflag). I love the texture of this plant. While tracing plant lineages can be controversial and contradictory, it is thought that Acorus is the earliest monocot we have left.
A planting of Acorus.
Echinaceae purpurea is called purple coneflower. Strangely enough there are white purple coneflowers. And here is proof.
A sea of white purple coneflowers at high tide.
As I walked past the HUB I noticed my reflection walking alongside me. And then there were two of me. The angles of the mirrored wall create a clone. I had to photograph this.
I always suspected there might be two of me.