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 Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, Arizona. The signage indicated that these are endangered, and that javelina's find them a tasty morsel to snack on. These hedgehogs were "rescued" from a road improvement site and are being studied for 5 years to see if discoveries can be made as far as growing conditions, etc.
Over at Reflections the other day I hinted at a photo of a bug, here is that bug, 4 views. No, I have NO idea what it is, but, it did fly. It was like Man and I walked into a small swarm of them on the back side of Silly Mountain. Ewwwwwww!
While at Montezuma Well near Camp Verde Arizona we were down by the irrigation canal area where a sign stated that the golden columbine grew nearby. I spotted this beautiful specimen as we left the area. I could only get a photo from the back/side. The columbine was growing in an area that was off limits to human feet, and mmmm, it was growing at the top of a rather steep hill too! So, I settled for this, thanks to Sony and it's zoom!
Photo was cropped, sharpened, and subjected to darkening and contrast enhancement. No color changes were made.
Found at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Was in the plants for sale area, for $2.95. Maybe should have purchased it. I love how it is hard to distinguish from the stones it is planted in. Camouflage at it's best!
These photos were taken April 8, 2011 at the Montezuma Well near Camp Verde Arizona. They grow in only one small spot at this site. Prehistoric farmers dug a mile long irrigation canal that is about 3 feet deep that runs from the well to farm land they used. The water coming through this canal is a constant 75 degrees, and that part of why the ferns grow here.
Here is the irrigation canal, the ferns, and walls of rock.
The photos don't do the scene justice, it was quiet, beautiful, almost spiritual.
Montezuma Well is in a desert area, amazing what a little warm water and some shade will grow.
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.