Archive for September, 2009

Garden Cosmos

September 16th, 2009 No comments

“Cosmos bipinnatus, commonly called the garden cosmos or Mexican aster, is a medium sized flowering herbaceous plant sometimes grown in gardens. It can be found in the wild in much of North America where it is a garden escapee, sometimes becoming weedy.

This species is considered a half-hardy annual, although plants may re-appear via self-sowing for several years. The plant height varies from two to four feet. The cultivated varieties appear in shades of pink and purple as well as white. Its foliage is finely-cut into threadlike segments.” Quoted From: Cosmos bipinnatus on The yellow flower is classified as Yellow Cosmos. Photo by David Densley September 2009 in North Logan Utah.

Autumn Blooms

September 15th, 2009 No comments

A few flowers blooming in mid September. Photo by David Densley September 2009, North Logan Utah.

Peach Days

September 14th, 2009 No comments

“Started in 1904 as a day-off from the harvest and time to celebrate ‘an abundance of the best peaches in Utah’, this city-wide event is the longest continually celebrated harvest festival in Utah, and is reported to be the second oldest in the country. Peach Days is an honored tradition that brings approximately 75,000 spectators a fun-filled weekend that the Top of Utah and Southern Idaho residents look forward to every year. The event takes place in September, the weekend following Labor Day.” Quoted from: Brigham Chamber of Commerce.

Logan Canyon Wind Cave

September 10th, 2009 1 comment

100_0455“The formation of wind cave began far underground as water seeped through cracks deep within layers of limestone rock. Over long periods of time, the water slowly dissolved the limestone creating large below ground caverns. More recently the downward cutting Logan river exposed the caves. The arches we see today were created as water continues to erode the limestone formation from both ends of the cavern.” Quoted from Logan Canyon Scenic Byway sign at trail head.

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Fall Foliage

September 9th, 2009 No comments

Fall foliage in the Bear River Mountains of Northern Utah. Photo by David Densley taken September 2008. “Autumn leaf color is a phenomenon that affects the normally green leaves of many deciduous trees and shrubs by which they take on, during a few weeks in the autumn season, one or many colors that range from red to yellow. The phenomenon is commonly called fall colors and autumn colors, while the expression fall foliage usually connotes the viewing of a tree or forest whose leaves have undergone the change.” Quoted from Autumn leaf color –

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White-Faced Hornet

September 8th, 2009 No comments

The bald-faced hornet (or white-faced hornet) lives throughout North America, including southern Canada, the Rocky Mountains, the western coast of the United States, and most of the eastern US. They are best known for their large football-shaped paper nest, which they build in the spring for raising their young. These nests can sometimes reach 3 feet tall. Like the median wasp Dolichovespula media in Europe, bald-faced hornets are extremely protective of their nests and will sting repeatedly if disturbed. Quoted from Bald-faced Hornet at Photo taken near Tony Grove lake in the Bear River Mountains of Utah September 2008 by David Densley.

Lady of the Lake

September 4th, 2009 No comments

A tree stump carving on the west side of Bear Lake. “The art of chainsaw carving is a fast growing form of art in the United States and in the rest of the world, that combines the modern technology of the chainsaw with the ancient art of woodworking. The oldest chainsaw artist records go back to the 1950s, which include artists Ray Murphy and Ken Kaiser. In 1952 Ray Murphy used his father’s chainsaw to carve his name into a piece of wood. In 1961 Ken Kaiser created 50 carvings for the Trees of Mystery.

In the early 1960s chainsaw dealers would line up at forestry expos and state fairs. As a gimmick to attract customers to their booth, the most creative guy in the company would carve simple carvings, demonstrating the lightness and power of their brand of chainsaws. It was then that the art of chainsaw sculpting was brought to the public.” Quoted From Chainsaw Carving on

Grasshopper King

September 2nd, 2009 1 comment

“The grasshopper is an insect of the suborder Caelifera in the order Orthoptera. To distinguish it from bush crickets or katydids, it is sometimes referred to as short-horned grasshoppers.” Quoted from Grasshopper on Photo by David Densley August 2009 Logan Utah.

Daylily Dew

September 1st, 2009 1 comment

“These plants are perennial. The name Hemerocallis comes from the Greek words ἡμέρα (hēmera) “day” and καλός (kalos) “beautiful”. The flowers of most species open at sunrise and wither at sunset, possibly replaced by another one on the same stem the next day. Originally native from Europe to China, Korea, and Japan, their large showy flowers have made them popular worldwide.” Quoted From Daylily on

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