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.
I have had this orchid for a couple of years. When purchased, it was of course, in bloom. After a few weeks or months, it was finished blooming and then, it sat. It did not die, it did not flourish, it did not bloom again. It sat. I take it with me in Tana, all the way to Gulf Shores last winter, this year, so far, all the way to Tucson.
While staying in Davis Mountains State Park, near Fort Davis Texas, the mule deer would come to visit several times a day. These photos were all shot out of the dirty back window of Tana and tweaked just a bit with the photo editing program.
A momma and a younger one:
Mom came pretty close and with the help of Sony, I got her real close:
End of November, 2012, we visited Luckenbach Texas during THE Trip, THE Encore'. As we were walking around the property we kept hearing this loud bird noise, squawking, really a disturbing sound. Then, we realized it came from chickens and roosters, LOTS of them, everywhere in the trees, like this one, standing about 6 foot up in a tree:
We were driving along in the midst of the HUGE vast place that is called Big Bend National Park, when Man spied something in the road, he straddled it, then, realized it was a spider, most likely a tarantula.
Man stopped Jolly in the middle of the road, put him in park, we all jumped out and trotted back with 3 cameras to take a photo of this fast moving creature. Had no idea they could move that fast! WOW!
I giggled for 10 minutes or more at our antics, 4 adults, 3 cameras, one spider and a great memory!
This beautiful, wet and happy bromelaid was basking away in the mist and drops from the water fountain in the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans. I don't believe I have ever seen prettier bromelaids. Believe me, this photo does not do justice.
In downtown Fredericksburg Texas the flowers are still blooming. There are butterflies, lots of butterflies. We have visited butterfly gardens before, but, seriously, have never seen this many butterflies all in one concentrated area..
At about mile marker 181 (mile markers start from the south and increase in number as you drive north), along the Natchez Trace a "stand" called the French Camp is found. The "stand" was established in 1812, a private school opened in 1822 and that school is still in operation. The gate/arbor was worthy of a photo. Additional photos of this stop and our drive down the Trace can be found on Reflections From the Fence.
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.