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.
From the archives, this corn on the cob was very popular in the Rio Grande Valley Texas where Man and I wintered for several years. He loves corn on the cob and he loves hot spices, and he really loved the combo. I googled Mexican corn on the cob and found that it is also known as elote.
According to the blog Homesick Texan, it’s a cob of corn "slathered in mayonnaise, cotija cheese (a semi-hard, crumbly cheese that resembles grated Parmesan), powdered chile peppers and lime juice. Sometimes, you can find it without mayonnaise and instead drenched in butter, margarine or crema."
It was raining today at our MOC Rally, so, I sat in Tana playing around, and came up with this Rio Grande Texas rose from my archives to share, and then, I got wild and crazy with my photo editing program. Here are the results, first, the rose:
Usually in August each year around the stick built, in our natural hole in the ground, swampy, algae covered pond, the great blue heron comes to visit. He is totally quiet, stands perfectly still for long long minutes, then, slowly he will move a few inches. He moves slower than a tortoise. This photo taken with the Sony at max zoom of 20 times, the heron was 75 feet or more from the house, in a less than wonderful lighting situation. I balanced the camera on the deck poles. Needed a tripod, but the deck poles will just have to suffice. Not a great photo, but, any photo under these conditions is a challenge and I am happy to have it.
*Herons have been here on Flora and Fauna before, and a white one too. The photos are much better, the lighting was much better too! LOL
** Yes, we have a tripod, but by the time I go find it, the photo op is usually over. LOL
During THE Trip, I became enthralled with the artistic design of the Utah Juniper. Dead or alive or partially alive, no matter, they are strange, gnarled, compact, windblown. They talked to me, they called me to photograph them, so I did. Two other posts here at Flora and Fauna have Utah Juniper, one at Arches National Park and one with the berries.
Along a walking trail last weekend I found these butterflies and bees and bugs on these very bright yellow flowers. These flowers must have really had some great smell or some other secret to attract so many little pollinators.
Below, how many can you count?? I see two of the butterflies, 1 large bee, 2 bugs of some kind that sorta, mmm, look like they are having a bit of cuddle time, and way down at the bottom left, some dude or dudette crawling up from the underside of that flower.
When I applied auto correct to the photo below, the blue on the wings just popped out. Could be that auto correct took some creative license with my photo??
Below, I, err, Sony caught that bee in mid air. Just love when Sony does that!
Below, the cuddle bugs again and two larger bees, on butterfly.
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.