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.
Have no idea what this little beauty is, it looks like the foliage of a succulent, found growing tucked into a flower bed in the beautiful Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah. Oh, my, the flower beds there, breathtaking.
While cleaning the Baby HP and reviewing the photos, lots and lots of photos, I found this in the archives. Taken last year at the stick built, my spirea. The 3 bushes have had more than their share of trouble surviving, but, reward me anyway with delicate beauty, the close up reveals just how delicate.
I started this blog, thinking I would post a photo a day of flora or fauna, or maybe a subject a day, as sometimes just one photo will not do!
Well, I did it! A full year of photos, every day, none missed. I did cheat once or twice, Christmas day was a bit of a cheat, as it was the interior of a beautiful Catholic church, but there were flowers there, so, no cheat after all! LOL Thanksgiving last year, however was a full cheat, as I did not have a photo in my cache that worked, so, I borrowed some clip art.
Anyway, for the most part you have shared with me a journey, 365 days full of photos of flora and fauna. Thanks for coming along. I won't lie, sometimes it has been a bit of a chore, keeping up, day after day, especially while on THE Trip! Finding the time was a challenge. That said THE Trip sure has provided some great photo fodder! WAHHOOOO.
When checking the stats, about 80 posts received no comments, I never figured photos of flowers and animals would get many comments at all. Interestingly, 4 posts have each received 7 comments, one of those was of my yorkie Gallagher and the other 3 were all of hummers! I am humbled at all the comments that you leave. Thank you all.
I am pre-scheduling this post, as as of now, about 1 month prior to publication, I find that I have had about 5,300 reads on this blog (noting, my reads, or previews of posts to come, do not count in the total, smart counters allow you to ignore your own hits! Smart, eh?) Again, thank you so much for dropping by.
Now that I have managed to survive the year, I am not quite sure if I will keep up a daily post, but, habits are hard to break, so, stay tuned as we all see what will happen next.
Today's offering, my grandmother's lilly, delicate and not suitable for outside planting.
While at Montezuma Castle, near Camp Verde Arizona I noted a sign about a bee honeycomb nearby. I looked around a bit, and finally spied it, wayyyyyyyyyy up there. Can you see it, in the middle of the photo?
How bout with Sony zoomed 20 times? Cropped, photo sharpened with Adobe, you can JUST make out the bees busy at work:
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.