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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Lest We Never Forget, Memorial Day 2011


*A re-run of last years post.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pink in Duplicate

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.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Poser of Zion National Park

This little show off let people take all the photos they wanted, a poser for sure.

Looks like someone has been raiding the pantry, eh??

Friday, May 27, 2011

New Life Out of a Past Life


These new sprouts of some kind of a tree are coming from the remains of it's predecessor.  New life springing from the remains of old.  Life eternal.


Thursday, May 26, 2011


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.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

One Year Ago Today

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.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Promise


Ah, the promise of an unopened bud - - what color will it be - - how large, how small,

How perfect??


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tree Texture

This may be a Arizona Sycamore, but, won't swear to it.

I do love the textures.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Attempts at Snapdragon Photography

I am not quite sure why, but, I find taking a good photo of a snap dragon to be difficult and trying:


Thursday, May 19, 2011

One Bee's Love Affair With Yellow

Have been seeing a lot of bees feeding on beautiful and sweet smelling flowers this spring here in the southwest.  Here is another.  Snap, snap, snap goes Sony:

Yes, there is a bee here, top right, flying - - 


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pretty and Coral

Unidentified, but too pretty to resist:


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cat Thyme


From different advantage points:


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bees Like Red Too

Believe I have this identified as the bloom from the Chinese pistacia.

And, what have we here??

Crop it more, closer, closer, I count 5, do you??

They were really a buzzin'.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Who Is Nesting Up There?

Also found at Montezuma Castle, near Camp Verde, Arizona.

Way up there, and I mean WAY, up there, look at that ledge/overhang area:

Let's get closer:

And, with everything Sony has, 20 times zoom:

Thinking, not sure, swallow nests??


Friday, May 13, 2011

Honeycomb, And a Few Bees

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: