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Old January 10th, 2012, 10:47 PM
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Those are just gorgeous, GF. I can't decide if I like the red one or the yellow one best! Cool that it's in the iris family--I would never have pictured that shade of red as possible in the iris family!

Yes, the pines can get quite tindery if it gets droughty. So can oaks, for that matter, but the pines are particularly flammable. We're in a bad spot, too--only 4 roads out of town. 2 run perpendicular to the prevailing winds, so any fire starting to the west would sweep over those routes, and a third runs back through the forest and would be cut off if there was a fire... The DNR parks it's fire-fighting equipment in the township if it gets dry so as to be closer to trouble if it starts.
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