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, December 16, 2014

Flighty Hummer

December 2014, the other day we visited Tohono Chul Park here in Tucson Arizona.

The hummers were flitting about.

I managed to capture this one.  You might have to look closely, he is hiding in the greenery.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Rose, From Somewhere Back in Time

Sometimes I clean old files.  Sometimes I find something I want to share.

Today, is sometime - -


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fall Color in SE Michigan, And a New Moon

We have had some spectacular fall color in SE Michigan in 2014.  Sadly, we have also had a number of rainy days when we just could not enjoy it.

And, a pretty new moon at sunset:


Friday, October 3, 2014

The Roosevelt Elk

The Roosevelt Elk from the Redwood National and State parks.

His antlers were covered with softness. Photo taken in May of 2013.

Momma and baby feeding.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Salmon Berry


From our trip, THE Trip, THE Encore.  I hope to finally get some  more of this posted.

This is from May 24, 2013.  Yes, indeed, I am that far behind.

This is Rubus Spectabilis.  Yes, they are edible and share the fruit structure of the raspberry.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Bonsai, Even For the Common Apple

Yes, indeed, even the common apple tree can be grown as bonsai.

And, the flower/blooms.

If it will set fruit is beyond me.  Maybe I can get back to the gardens later this summer to check that out.


Friday, June 20, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014



One of the most unusual pieces of bonsai I have seen.  Totally loved it.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014



Well, I believe it is an orchid.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Gosling Time

Late April, May and June are gosling time in SE Michigan.  They come to visit near our pond frequently.  For some reason this year they have not been around as much.  Which is fine, cause then they are not leaving us presents!  EWWWW.

But, they are cute.  These were taken June 9th.  Sony Too zoomed to the max, they were about 100 feet away.  With the assistance of the wonders of digital editing:


Friday, June 6, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Baby Cardinals Growing Up

It has been a bit over a week and our baby Cardinals are growing.

First photos of the parents.  Daddy comes bearing worms.  Look hard, you can see food in his beak.  Usually he gives the food to Mrs. Cardinal and she feeds the babies.

But, sometimes he just jumps in there and does the feeding himself.

There are 2 babies.  This one in the foreground is "feathering" out quite well.  Eyes are open.

Spreading it's wings.  Rather surprised me.  You can see that there are not enough feathers to cover the structure of the wing yet.

Eyes open, and the mouth too!

Look close, Mrs. Cardinal and one of the babies in front of her.  That baby has been sitting on the side of the nest most of today.  The other baby is still tucked under her staying warm and dry.

Looks like someone is in a hurry to leave the nest??


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Got Woods, Get Fungi, Nope, We Are NOT Eating


Found growing near our pond, nope, we are not even considering eating.  Not even considering touching, since we have no idea what species this may be.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Cardinal Chicks, Fresh Outta the Eggs

When we returned to SE Michigan after our winter away we found a Mother Cardinal sitting on a nest.

There were 3 to 5 eggs:

Two days ago, they started hatching:

I hope to have some more photos.  Stay tuned, as they say - -


Monday, April 14, 2014

Tillandsia, Commonly Known As, Airplant

Airplants are more than prolific around the East Tampa area where we spent the winter.  They were all over the ground around Tana, the home on wheels.  I could pick up thousands.  I did not, pick up thousands, but, I did pick up a few. They are such an interesting species.

And, they bloom.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

I'll Follow You Anywhere - -

Sandhill cranes crossing the road, somewhere in Florida.  Lots of sandhills in Florida in the winter.