Old Money

Monday, November 27, 2017,


This is a pic of an Honesty Plant. It is also known as the Silver Dollar or Money Plant. Those ‘leaves’ are actually seed pods that are now empty. For a pic of the pods with seeds, check out my post from August 19th. I think the pods look pretty cool either way. JK

Gadwall At Frank Melville Park

Sunday, November 26, 2017,


These are a pair of shots of a male Gadwall at Frank Melville Memorial Park in Setauket. Gadwall are one species of many ‘winter ducks’ that come to Long Island to enjoy our balmy weather. While we might think our winters are cold, these birds find the conditions here less harsh than the northern climes where they generally spend the rest of the year. Gadwalls may not be as fancily colored as other ducks but they do have a certain understated beauty about them. Click on the pics for a larger view. They’re really kind of cool looking. JK

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