Tag Archives: Flora

The Butterfly Girl and the Chinaberry Tree

Melia azedarach We’ll call her Mel, for short! ;-> But, watch out! She’s well armed for butterfly pursuits. What are all those little yellow balls on the ground? Those are the Chinaberries – from the Chinaberry Tree that you see … Continue reading

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From The Orchard

This is our harvest from the last two days. There was actually one more – total of EIGHT – of these beauties. The tree is huge, but had never graced us with any fruit – until now. The previous owner … Continue reading

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One-Day Red Cactus Flowers

I found these beautiful cactus flowers today on our walk around the park. I think these are the kind that are open for only one day, but I will check tomorrow to be sure. I didn’t have my camera with … Continue reading

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Red Fishhook Cactus Flower Life Cycle

These flowers fascinate me . . . and the bees, too. Can you see the bee in here? He burrows in, covers himself with the pollen, comes up for air and then immediately dives in again on the next flower. … Continue reading

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Clouds or Islands?

A miniature Mars with clouds, or are they islands?

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Escher Aster

At the entrance to the office of our storage room complex is a small planter that has a plethora of various flowering plants in it. The first pictures I took were unsatisfactory because the wind was blowing them just too … Continue reading

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Poor Little Sausage

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggie_Perrin A little-known (in the United States, anyway) and short-lived British comedy show from 2009-ish was called “Reggie Perrin”, and starred Martin Clunes, who you may know better as “Doc Martin”. In this show, Martin Clunes has some of the … Continue reading

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Behold the Whole Rose Tree

Here’s the mama to yesterday’s budding beauty. It is equally full of blossoms on the other side of the tree. This is about a third of the volume. It does this at least twice a year, and each time more … Continue reading

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The Mushroom and the Snail

This picture is from 2001, when we went to Florida to pick up our beloved Mountain Aire motorhome to officially start our fulltime lifestyle. Repeat – this is Florida – there is a lot of moisture there, and the ground … Continue reading

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Stamens

This beautiful flower always brings me a feeling of tranquility when I run across it on my disk. I hope it does the same for you! ;->

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A Tree Grows in Santa Fe

Visual overload! Had to look up once in a while to keep my photo cells from exploding. When I did, here’s what I saw!!! So beautiful.

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Huge Tree at the San Pedro Riparian Area

This tree is now twelve years older than when I took this picture in October of 2000. If you look really closely at the bottom left, you will see my husband, our neighbor, and our car! That will give you … Continue reading

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Fetid Goosefoot

As it turns out, this is not fireweed, but is called Fetid Goosefoot, the more “interesting” name provided by the local ranger station here in Alpine, Arizona. Despite its feathery appearance, it feels almost like wispy plastic when touched. These … Continue reading

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Fireweed in the forest

Sometimes the light is just right, and if one is really quick, there is time for a shot or two before that perfect light disappears. I was almost quick enough for this shot, but not quite. Still pretty, though! ;-> … Continue reading

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