Tag Archives: Plants

Ten-Minute Glow

This is what I saw when I woke up this morning.  I have a new camera, so here was the perfect use for it.  The whole sky to the south and east was on fire.  What you see above is … Continue reading

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Blat and Bat (Fledermaus)

This big leaf blew into my view, and I couldn’t help myself – had to make a picture. Do you see the fledermaus?

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The Jungles of Tucson

Yes, I took a picture of the Poached Eggs du Jour today, but I wasn’t happy with it. This photo from the La Encantada Shopping Center in Tucson has been in the back of my mind for a few weeks … 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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Raindrops on Roses, and . . .

This is just one of the seemingly hundreds of roses on our rose tree this week.  Magnificent! Click on any raindrop to see it fullscreen!

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Hannagan Meadow – The stump, the mushroom, and the pretty vine of leaves

This inspiring Ponderosa Pine tree stump was just a bit of distance from the site where we had our picnic lunch in Hannagan Meadow a few days ago. The aspens were bright yellow; the pines dark green. So beautiful !

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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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Leaf indecision

One of the last green leaves on this tree just couldn’t make up its mind about whether to turn yellow or not. He wanted to fit in with the group, yet retain his individualism. Eventually Mother Nature coaxed him along, … Continue reading

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Tres trees

Arizona Spanglish!  This is our beautiful ash tree, flanked by a eucalyptus, and further to the right, a mighty oak tree.  The smaller bushy tree at the far right is a magnolia.  It had a few blossoms this spring, but two … Continue reading

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Cactus wearing a necklace

These little flowers blossomed out for a few days, then were gone.

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