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.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Utah Juniper, Berries

I had been trying to get good photos of the berries on the junipers for weeks, every time I found a nice spray, it was so windy that all photos came out blurry.  Finally on April 11, 2011 at Red Rock State Park, near Sedona Arizona, the wind was still for just a moment or two - -

* Not very large, the remnants of one berry in Man's hand.

** For some facts on the Utah Juniper can be found here.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Is There EVER Enough Red?

I don't think there is, do you??  The day we hiked Red Rock State Park, near Sedona Arizona, there was an over abundance of red rock, sending us into sensory overload.  However, there were not many flowers blooming yet, a few yellow ones, and this one lone red one.  The only one spied in almost 2 miles of hiking.  Identify remains a secret, to me anyway.  LOL


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pedro Gonzales and the Goat of Haynes Arizona

The chickens of Haynes were the real attraction for me (no, I have NO idea why! LOL).  But, there was also Pedro the burrow and this goat - -


Monday, June 27, 2011

The Chickens of Haynes Arizona, Gold Ghost Town

In April, while staying in Camp Verde Arizona, Man and I made several trips to Jerome Arizona, and one of those trips included a few hours stop in Haynes, Arizona, a gold mine ghost town.  It is now a eclectic junk yard man's heaven.  Man was in heaven!  Even tho I did find a number of interesting objects to photograph, I was rather bored by the whole thing, except for the critters around town, a burrow and a goat or two and a mess of chickens.  I'll bring you the burrow and goat another day, but, here are the chickens:

And, if you think  it was easy getting this many photos of chickens, think again, they move fast and continuously!  Geesh!


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Holly-like, Yellow Blooms in the Desert

I have yet to identify this holly-like plant, photo taken April 11, 2011 at Red Rock State Park, Sedona Arizona.


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Heads Down, The Darkling Beetle

Red Rock State Park, near Sedona Arizona, April 11, 2011.

Heads down, this action got my attention:

And, boys will be boys, Man just had to flip it over:

* A very quick Google search, first hit, fascinating page.

** No harm was done to this darkling beetle by the flipping, it quickly righted itself and we continued our hike.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Begonias, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah

Begonias are one of my personal favorite flowers, which I have had some difficulty keeping beautiful and healthy when I try to grown them at home. In front of the library, this year, in those huge raised beds, they have lots of begonias, in so many colors.  I have begonia envy.  Here are a few of theirs:


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Rainbow of Columbine

Tad out of focus, a bit purple with a red tinge and white.
Red and White
Yellow and Creamy White

Purple and White
Yellow and Red

Yellow and lilac.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Crab Apple


*Hope I have identified this correctly, believe I have.

Monday, June 20, 2011