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.
Now, I never professed to be a expert at identifying plants or animals that are new to me. So, imagine my surprise (I hear you laughing heartily, those of you who live in the southwest USA), when when attempting to figure out what what tree these lovely little yellow fuzzballs belong to, that I discovered it was some kind of mesquite. Yep, our favorite bar-b-que smoking wood, also a delightful spring bloomer. But be careful, there are thorns there, check out the second photo, left side of photo.
As Man and I were walking around Old Town La Quinta, I was taking photos, mostly of flora. Then, I heard several of these little fellows flitting around in the leaves of a bougainvillea. I had to work hard to get a photo, and truth is, I did not think I had anything worth sharing till I uploaded them to the computer, well, lookie here, who is this hiding in the bougainvillea? Identification has not been attempted.
One of the work campers (they work for their camp site) in La Quinta had 3 or 4 hummingbird feeders. The other afternoon I shot off 20 quick photos. The hummers let me get quite close. They are so much fun and so charming.
Above, MORE Joshua Trees, the one in the front, has never bloomed. According to literature we picked up at the Visitor's Center. that is why there are no "arms" on it.
Joshua Trees have no rings, so aging them is difficult. After the first 5 years of growth, they grow at about 1/2 inch per year. In the park there is one tree that is about 40 years old, estimated to be over 100 years of age (sorry we did not find that beaut!)
The park is also known for the rock formations. More photos will appear on Reflections From the Fence in the next few days, focusing on the rocks.
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.