Sunday, March 27, 2011

Desert Lupine~Sunday Stills Challenge~032711

I have one desert lupine in my front yard and I'm enjoying watching it grow and open buds of the flowers. I took this photo yesterday. Isn't it beautiful? I'm really enjoying learning how to take macro photos! :0-)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

My African Daisies~Today's Flowers, 032611

These are my African daisies, which I planted out front by the street. They spill over into the street, and they get full sunlight all day. I'm guessing they only have a couple of weeks left before I'll have to pull them out and mow them down. But, I'm collecting the dried seeds so I'll have them for next fall! Today's Flowers for March 26, 2011.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Purple snail vine

One of the blossoms on my snail vine. These vines grow quickly here in our desert. One year I had one growing out front, up one of our posts, onto the patio roof. I enjoyed watching them hang down and provide filtered light for the porch. Unfortunately, our STUPID DOGS dug it up and I just haven't replanted anything in its spot (I'm STILL fuming at them!)...:-( I haven't noticed any fragrance on these, but they are such prolific growers and do so well here in the desert that I don't mind if they don't smell.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunflower~Today's Flowers~032011

One of my sunflowers! HOWEVER, I think that's either a small green WORM on it, or part of an acacia leaf, so I'm heading back out to take a closer look! Something has been eating the leaves on my sunflowers and if it's one of these little guys, he can go find another plant to chew on! Today's Flowers for March 20, 2011.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Snapdragons~Today's Flowers 030611

Aren't these beautiful? I stopped at our daughter's house and the snapdragons were planted out by their gate to the development. I couldn't help but stop and admire them. What vibrant colors! Just in time for spring, don't you think? I'll plant some snaps in my garden next fall. Today's Flowers for March 6, 2011.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Two bees~"Doubles"~Thematic Photographic challenge 030511

Two bees were out busily buzzing around my sunflowers this morning, so I went inside and got my tripod. It was amazing to watch them! One bee was so overloaded with nectar that he could barely fly! They doubled up on this one sunflower, but soon split up and went to other ones, although I did notice they each visited each other's flowers! I'm glad I had the opportunity to watch them. "Doubles"~Thematic Photographic Challenge for March 5, 2011.