FOTD: Autumn Crocus

I was surprised to see these two flowers growing in a neighbor’s yard. They must have just come up because I pass this house every couple of days.  Using my garden app, I found out that they are autumn crocuses (scientific name colchicium)! And indeed they do resemble crocuses that come up in early spring, only […]

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WPC: Windows

The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is all about windows: looking out, looking in, or  windows themselves. OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: Photographing windows from the outside can be tricky. A reflection on the glass may obscure the true subject that is inside. However, a reflection can also add a nice effect. Reflection of the outside, a […]

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CB&WPC: Lines and Angles

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is Lines and Angles. My Flower of the Day was a Showy Stonecrop. Here is a whole line of them bordering steps to someone’s house: At the Chicago Botanic Gardens, the overhead trellis casts shadows on the walkway: Wild grasses glisten in the sunlight: Looking down a […]

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FOTD: Showy Stonecrop

Now that I have a garden app on my phone, I am finding out the names of flowering plants that I never knew before! Stonecrops resemble succulents, in that the leaves are a tiny bit puffy and hard. This particular type of Stonecrop (technical name hylotelephium spectabile) is very common around here because it is […]

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Fun and Flowers at Balboa Park!

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, this week the theme is Fun and/or Flowers.  In April, after our Panama Canal Cruise, we spent two extra days in San Diego.  Visiting the Zoo was a must (I had to see the koalas and pandas!) and Balboa Park also has lovely flower gardens. Here are some highlights of […]

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FOTD: Marigolds

I bought a new (used) camera! I’ve been experimenting with it so I can use it on our upcoming trip, by taking it on my walks and taking pictures, especially flowers! So here is my contribution for Cee’s Flower of the Day:  

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FOTD: Hibiscus

I came across this photo I took at the San Diego Zoo of a beautiful hibiscus flower. I’ve been meaning to include a hibiscus eventually for Cee’s Flower of the Day.

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