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.
No, this photo is NOT from Reflection's archives, this was taken in St. Louis, at the City Garden, mid November, 2010. It is not the best photo, composition and sharpness lacking. I was so surprised at finding this, I just snapped the photo.
I would think this iris is confused about the time of year, but, hey, I took delight in its confusion!
Gallagher, to the left, standing on the small ledge of Tana's kitchen slideout. (He is the only york to do that, we have not found that Cappy and Tilly ever walk the ledge. Gallagher might be part billy goat.)
Chantilly, to the right, must of found a morsel, mmmm mmmm, good, mommie.
OK, I normally would not do this, post the same photo here and over at Reflections From the Fence, but, I was so excited bout this guy, I just have to share him again. The photo format here at Flora and Fauna allows for a larger view, so, here he is, in his larger view.
I have no idea why, but, I am always drawn to sumac, maybe the bright red color? There were several very tall bushes along the Lake Trail at the Lincoln Memorial Garden in Springfield Illinois. Most were high enough that even with my 20 X zoom I could not get a photo that was in focus (needed a tripod). But, did get this one:
Mackinaw Island, one of the most wonderful spots in Michigan. You arrive by high speedy ferry boats, walk off the peer and step back in time. (Or you can fly in, oh, oh, a memory trigger for Moi, maybe have to write about that over at Reflections.)
Mackinaw Island is the home of the Grand Hotel, where they filmed "Somewhere in Time", a great love story starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.
On the island, there are no motorized vehicles, you walk, you bike or you go by horse (or horse pulled convenience of some type.)
Man and I were there last in late July, 2009. We took a buggy ride around the island, with a tour guide. Here are some photos:
Our carriage, during a rest stop for the horses.
(Well, that is what the driver told us, and
yes, he IS talking on a cell phone.)
The view out the side of the carriage, is, mmmm,
better? more interesting?
Man, getting acquainted.
*This is part 1 of a three part series on the horses of Mackinaw. You know what they say - - stay tuned.
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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Thanks for stopping by.
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.