A collection of my photos of flora and fauna, and maybe now and then,
something else that catches my attention and just will not let go.
Maybe even with little verbage, which is pretty hard for this gal.
My hydragea, just beginning to bloom, last week. Mine never turn pink or blue no matter how much acid loving plant food I give them. And, they are not the prettiest bushes in my yard, straggley, not full. I know it all has to do with the sand and gravel pit we live on, thanks to retreating glaciers a few years back! But, close up, pretty.
Linda's post for Wordless Wednesday at Flipside, Wordless Wednesday--Pink and BLUE is outstanding, great, fabulous, amazing! Did I say outstanding?? As some of our readers know Linda posts a photo on Wednesday, and I try to duplicate it from my archives.
I do have a photo of the same subject, taken last summer and posted on Reflections From the Fence, so, this is repeat appearance. This dragon fly landed on one of the screens upstairs windows. Man told me I could not get a photo. The challenge was stated. And, so:
A while back, a long while back, someone sent me this cute photo of a dog sitting inside this RV. The RV looks like what is sometimes called the Silver Bullet, or the Sewer Trap (where do these names come from?? LOL)
Note the dog food bowls on the front of the rig, instead of propane bottles, whoever did this graphic was very creative and either very good with photo editing or very good with miniature making.
The dog was NOT a Yorkie, so, of course, I decided it should be a Yorkie. I however, am no where near as talented as the person who did the original graphic, but, I did muddle through and manage to get my Captain Hook inside the Silver Bullet.
OK, now, I did it, whew, not so good, tomorrow, back to some of MY photos.
Sometimes I wonder, what possessed me?? Heat, contributory. Madness, obviously! LOL
I love Queen Anne's Lace. I take photos every year, hey, it is digital, it does not cost me anything, and it gives me joy. While editing this photo the other evening, I started playing with colors, not sure why, but, I was delighted with the results of major blue enhancement. So, for the fun of it, Icy Blue Queen Anne's Lace, Summer's Snow Flake.
These pink roses were photographed weeks ago in Ann Arbor. I just loved the softness of the roses and the pale purple colored plants mixed in. No idea what the purple colored plant is. They look delightful and peaceful together.
According to the Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide, the Daisy Fleabane is:
"A summer annual or sometimes biennial reaching 1 to 2 ft in height with prominent white and yellow flowers. Primarily a weed of abandoned fields or pastures, but occasionally associated with agronomic crops. Found throughout the southeastern United States."
I was feeling pretty positive about my identication of this Southeastern Michigan weed, till I read that "southeastern United States" statement.
But upon a little more snooping/surfing I found Prairie Wildflowers of Illinois, who tell us: Range & Habitat: Daisy Fleabane is fairly common and has been reported from almost all counties of Illinois ...
So, if it grows in Illinois, it grows in Southeastern Michigan, the Daisy Fleaborn. A weed that makes me smile.
This Monarch Red Admiral had landed on my new cone flower for breakfast, I ran for the camera, when I came back he flew off before I could get the photo. Then I saw him land on the petal from my clematis about 12 feet away. I zoomed, I shot, and even tho it is not the best photo, it was still fun to try.
* Wed, July 14 6 PM Correction: Thanks to MOC friend Chris for correcting me on the name of this butterfly. He knows, now, I do too! WAHHOOOO
I have found I am having so much fun with the camera that there are many more photos taken than will fit on my blog, Reflections From the Fence.
I post flora and fauna photos here. One subject a day, a flora and fauna 365 project. I managed to get past the first 365 and started the second year of this daily exercise. I made it till sometime in November of 2011. And, now, Flora and Fauna is just a regular ole blog, posting when I have something to share and the time to post it.
Some posts are wordy, some are wordless. My goal is to make them as wordless as possible. However, if I find something interesting during the posting/research process, I may share, ok, I will probably share. I hope you find the words and photos to be interesting.
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A favorite photo from Bellingrath Gardens, near Mobile Alabama
Things I love: Family, Grandchildren, Rving, computers (sometimes, but not when they are being bad), family history, yorkies, techy toys like my iToys, photography.
I am all of these, so I write about them all, and more.