Reflection's Flora and Fauna
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.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mackinaw Island Michigan, Color and More Color

From the archives, July 2009, Outside the Grand Hotel, Mackinaw Island, Michigan.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sunset over the Arizona Desert

Love the abundant sun and totally blue skies of the western Arizona desert during the day, but a few clouds at sunset really add to the photo ops!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Wagon and It's Tree

Taken in Tombstone, Arizona

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Are You Talking to ME?

From somewhere deep in the archives.  I just love the "look" on the face.  I know, creatures really do not have "looks" or thoughts like we do, but, really, don't you see it??  He is asking, "Are you talking to me??"

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Guarding the Porch, Mackinaw Island, Michigan

From the July 2009 archives, this darling dog was guarding the front porch of her home, and looking very serious about her job duties.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Squirrel, Can I Share Your Treat?

This little guy or gal, whose photo is from the April 2009 archives, was not skittish.  We were having a coffee and desert in a local park with our Son, his wife and the grandchildren, while this guy/gal skirted around us.  Bet it was hoping we would feed it!  We did not.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Nine Goslings Plus Mum and Pop

From the Archives, June, 2009, at the stickbuilt.  The geese, along with several other families, waddle from our pond, up the hill, cross the street, and into the neighbor's acreage, ending up spending the day in his pond.  Every evening, they reverse the route, crossing the neighbor's acreage, the street, down our hill, back into our pond and beyond into the swamp.  We have seen 3 and 4 families lined up making this trip together.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Amish Spring Planting and Fall Harvesting

Man and I really enjoy visiting the Amish communities in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana.  This photo was taken in May of 2009, during planting season.

And, a year and a half later, I caught this photo of harvest time.

The Amish are rather particular about their photos being taken, I was careful to not capture their faces, and if I had, I would not have published the photos.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Hoya Bloomin

For many years, well over 20, I had a Hoya growing in a pot at the house.  It was quite a profuse bloomer.  Just after this photo was taken in 2009, it was over taken by some nasty sticky white fuzzy goop, that eventually killed the plant.  You can actually see that nasty sticky white fuzzy goop in the middle of this photo, on the stem.  I was very sad to see it go, but, I still have a few nice photos of the blooms.  I loved how it was a star in a star in a star in a star type bloom.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

SW Pots and Plants

Even a broken pot can provide beauty.  Too bad that fence post is in there too!  LOL

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Yorkie Glacier Walking

A photo from the archives, February 2009, at the stick built.  Chantilly (Tilly) ON the snow.  Captain Hook (Cappy) on the deck.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cholla Fruit, a Different Color

In December, I shared a photo of a cholla, the fruit, in yellow.  At Boot Hill Cemetery, Tombstone, Arizona, I found this specimen, with a orange/red colored fruit.  Due to the bright and totally abundant sunshine (which I just cannot stand - YA, who do I think I am kidding - I LOVE this abundant and totally bright sunshine), the color is not true, but you can get the idea.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mistletoe, Kiss (of Death?)

Mistletoe attaches itself to it's host tree, eventually killing the host.  It is a poisonous plant that causes acute gastrointestinal problems including stomach pain, and diarrhea along with low pulse.

And, we kiss under it during the Christmas season, and yes Man claimed a kiss.

* You can read lots more facts and information on mistletoe here at Wikipedia.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

P-I-C-K-Y, P-I-C-K-Y

While we visited one of the local state parks here in Las Cruces New Mexico, Man decided to get up front and personal, err, down bottom and picky:

And, just minutes before discovering these burrs, he dug one of these out of the front of his shoe.

Let me tell you, that was something interesting to witness.  Those barbs dug into his shoe leather, deep.  Surprised they did not go right through the leather.  Seriously!

Man tells me he thinks he will stay on the path from now on and out of the cacti gardens!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Living Green

From the archives,

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ida's Spring Flowering Bush

From my great-grandmother Ida's yard.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Chili Peppers! At Market

Taken at the Farmers Market, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Museum, In the Spring

In April of 2008 Man and I visited the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton Virginia. He took this photo, on my direction!  LOL

Turned out to be one of my most favorite spring time photos.  I was surprised and pleased to see a very similar photograph on the Library/Museum web site.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Monticello Gardens, Spring Peering Through the Window

At Monticello Virginia, home of Thomas Jefferson, there is a garden pavilion down by the vegetable gardens. In April of 2008 we visited Monticello, I snapped this shot through the windows, looking out at the spring foliage just starting to bud out.

The view in full: