Archive for the ‘flowers’ Category

Why Are Little Bees Getting So Much Attention?   Leave a comment


Why Are Little Bees Getting So Much Attention?.

Petal Power: Sweet Scent   13 comments


The smell of spring wafts in the wind.    Smell that Smell: Sweet

 

Here are a few of the aromatic blossoms in our gardens.    Popping Azaleas 

 

Gentle beauty

 

Red tulips

 

 

 

 

Yellow center Tulip in Red

 

 

 

Lingering tulip blossom

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

Flowers On A Sunny Day   14 comments


After all the much-needed rain, we have a sunny day! Brightly colored flowers are finally in bloom in our gardens.

Yellow Soft Petals   Purple Bearded Iris

 

 

 

Delicate Iris

 

 

Spy the spider?  Barely visible is a tiny spider hiding from my camera.

 

Enjoy your day!

 

Bright Green Cocoon: Crab Spider   8 comments


It seems cocoons are in season.    Bright green cocoon formed by a crab spider

 

I notice a bright green cocoon on the back of a dead plumeria leaf.   Crab Spider cocoon on plumeria leaf

 

 

Crab Spider in web  In October I took the only picture I have of a crab spider. I wish the details of the spider herself were more visible.

 

Crab spider cocoon in color

 

Enjoy your day!

Vapourer Moth: A Bright Male Caterpillar   28 comments


Yesterday I saw my first vapourer male moth hanging out on a rose-bush.

 

I think this is the ‘peacock’ of all male caterpillars that I have seen in my life to date.

 

 

A warning about the pretty vapourer moth is do not touch to your skin. The hairs can cause mild irritation to most people.

 

Nature never fails to amaze me.

 

 

Enjoy your day!

 

August Outdoors   6 comments


August is one of my favorite months. The subtle changes from summer to fall seem to happen over night this year.

 

All the rain has made for neat fungi photos.

 

 

 

The mushroom aged over night.

 

I planted this swamp chestnut oak four years ago to find these pretty fellas enjoying a leafy lunch.

 

The tree will survive the leaf-eating freaks. I wonder what pretty flying creatures morph from the pic above into the next phase of its life journey?

 

 

My new plant try of this year is the goji berry plant/bush/vine. I am impressed with the ease of care and taste of fruit.

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Plumeria   4 comments


I have been waiting for three and a half years for to see my plumeria tree blossom!

 

I bought a couple of plumeria tree cutting and five  plumeria seeds back from a trip to Oahu in March 2009.  Only one seed grew into a tree. The same with the tree cuttings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think both trees will flower this year.

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

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