FOTD: Tomato Flowers

These flowers on my tomato plants will soon develop into tomatoes. The second photo isn’t very good but you can see the first baby tomato on the branch under the flowers! These are in a small area next to our patio. Cee’s FOTD 6/9/20

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FOTD: Juneberry

The scientific name for this large flowering shrub is amelanchier lamarckii. It is more commonly known as juneberry, serviceberry or shadbush. It is naturalized in Europe, where it is known as snowy mespilus. Cee’s FOTD 5/5/20

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FOTD: Carnivorous Pitcher Plant

This pitcher plant attracts insects with its nectar and is caught on the plant’s rim, which has a slippery surface. When the insect lands or crawls onto the slippery surface, it falls down into the plant and is consumed by digestive juices the plant produces. Carnivorous plants such as the pitcher plant grow in areas […]

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2020 Photo Challenge #6: Patterns

2020 Photo Challenge is about working on techniques to improve one’s photography. This month’s theme is patterns. Here are some of the host’s suggestions: February: Being Creative with Patterns look for various types of patterns – squares, circles, triangles and so on. Shoot from a different perspective. Look up, look down or shoot from a […]

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January Square and One Word Sunday: Cacti & Petroglyphs in Saguaro National Park

We visited Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona late in the afternoon, where I got some great backlit shots of saguaro, such as this one: I am fascinated with saguaros, which are the trees of life in the Sonoran Desert, because of the interesting shapes that sprout as “arms” from their main trunk. Saguaros grow […]

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