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Wild Flowers along Highways
« on: April 18, 2010, 08:41:08 PM »

I recently went to Ivie Reservoir about 45 minutes out of Angelo, I got mainly pictures of Bluebonnets(Texas' state flower) I got some along the highway, I used a black hoodie to stop the glare, but some pictures taken across the windshield  :ded:. So I'll show y'all them whenever I upload them. Anyone else got any pics of wild flowers along roads? Heres some of the one I like the most.
*Glare*
*No glare*
*No photoshop*
*Cool looking*
*IDK what the yellow one is*

Thats it for now, heres the link to the rest of em. *WARNING* There are some with HORRIBLE glares, those were taken across the windshield... Anyways hope you enjoy, please post some of your own pics of wildflowers along highways if you have any, and want to do so...
Link: http://picasaweb.google.com/bigmatt30000/WildFlowers?feat=directlink
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Re: Wild Flowers along Highways
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010, 09:56:35 PM »

I was just going to post about this.  In CT and NY there are signs next to wild flowers stating they are just that and not to pick or mow them.
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Re: Wild Flowers along Highways
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010, 10:05:52 PM »

^They have those, actually right down the street from me, but not along highways here...
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Re: Wild Flowers along Highways
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 09:52:19 AM »

Because of Lady Bird Johnson, Texas as those wildflowers along many of the highways. Not many other states do it to the same extent.
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Re: Wild Flowers along Highways
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010, 01:36:41 PM »

A few weeks ago, I took a hike near Superior, Arizona and US 60 between Apache Junction and Florence Junction was lined with wildflowers.
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Re: Wild Flowers along Highways
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2010, 04:05:10 PM »

The Rochester, NY area has several wildflower areas with signs that say "Monroe County in Bloom".  Makes sense - Rochester is the "Flower City".
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010, 07:28:44 PM »

Because of Lady Bird Johnson, Texas as those wildflowers along many of the highways. Not many other states do it to the same extent.

Probably not, though I do remember seeing numerous wildflower signs along I-80 in PA when I was growing up.  Of course, given the heavily rural nature of the territory that I-80 passes through, there are plenty of wildflowers that grow near the right of way anyhow.
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Re: Wild Flowers along Highways
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2010, 05:29:28 PM »

I once saw wildflowers along an on-ramp to NJ 440 from the Garden State Parkway near Perth Amboy.  Darndest place for them too, because they were smacked between the highway and an apartment complex, and still could not be picked.
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Re: Wild Flowers along Highways
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2010, 10:34:12 PM »

Large areas of wildflowers are planted in the median of Interstate 81 in Virginia and Interstate 77 in North Carolina.  I was always told that the surcharge for personalized license plates in North Carolina was used for wildflowers.
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Re: Wild Flowers along Highways
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2010, 10:36:54 PM »

A lot of areas on the New York Thruway aswell as many rural Pennsylvania interstates have wild flowers in the medians.
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Re: Wild Flowers along Highways
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2010, 11:44:07 PM »

Theres actually alot in urban Angelo, when I went to San Antonio a couple weeks ago, they were along Anderson Loop, not so much on 10 and 410 East, but I just like photography so thats why I took the pics...
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Re: Wild Flowers along Highways
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2010, 01:15:53 PM »

VDOT likes to plant them in the ROW at some interchanges (I-64 at Northampton Blvd in Norfolk comes to mind). I find that any natural beauty of them is countered by the presence of a "WILDFLOWERS - DO NOT MOW!" sign every 10 feet :|

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Re: Wild Flowers along Highways
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2010, 04:48:48 PM »

VDOT likes to plant them in the ROW at some interchanges (I-64 at Northampton Blvd in Norfolk comes to mind). I find that any natural beauty of them is countered by the presence of a "WILDFLOWERS - DO NOT MOW!" sign every 10 feet :|

Illinois uses something similar, but instead of wildflowers, we plant prairie plants (native flowers and grasses).  Most interchanges have a sign in each quadrant stating, "PRAIRIE PLANTS - DO NOT MOW".
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Re: Wild Flowers along Highways
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2010, 10:10:57 PM »

I took well over 100 pictures of bluebonnets and Lake Stamford, but I was deleting old pictures and I accidentally pressed delete all, and so all of them are gone, but i took 42 then my camera DIED, so yeah, I was p***ed...
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Re: Wild Flowers along Highways
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2010, 10:18:40 PM »

if you hit "delete all" by accident, you may be able to recover the pictures.  A camera card (or, really, any other storage element) does not physically delete the data, overwriting it with all zeroes or something.  It simply removes the file from the list of files, and marks the space as unallocated - the data is only gone when the space is reused.

if you put the card in your computer, you may get software that does an un-delete for you.  But you gotta do it immediately after the errant operation - writing any more images will start hosing the deleted ones.

a quick google search reveals this: http://www.flashundelete.com/

that's 49 bucks - I'm sure a free option is out there with more searching.
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Re: Wild Flowers along Highways
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2010, 10:36:21 PM »

No luck...  :ded:
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Re: Wild Flowers along Highways
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2010, 03:32:54 PM »

VDOT likes to plant them in the ROW at some interchanges (I-64 at Northampton Blvd in Norfolk comes to mind). I find that any natural beauty of them is countered by the presence of a "WILDFLOWERS - DO NOT MOW!" sign every 10 feet :|
  On VA 36 at the I-295 interchange there are actually signs thanking VDOT for the wildflowers in both directions.
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