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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 24, 2011
12:10 AM

Post #8583583

We continue this from here:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1138956/.

This Kingfisher makes a noise in the locality. I was not familiar with its call until recently when I actually watched it shouting near our window!! Now I can identify its call from a neighbouring tree. It tries to steal fish from my pond.. it has actually done so before, but evaded being photographed. This time, my younger DD was able to shoot it up from amazingly close range when we were not at home. Here, it has found not a fish, but a juvenile skink - they are found near the tree there.

Let's continue to see what you all see too!

Dinu

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2011
5:43 AM

Post #8583852

Thanks, Dinu. I appreciate the help. Such a pretty bird. Do you have something covering your pond?

SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 24, 2011
6:02 PM

Post #8585218

I do, kwanjin. See photo taken on April 1st this year, and note turtle's head. Forgive me if I posted that one already. I'm planning on taking the netting off the pond this weekend, since the gold fish and turtle have enough leaves to hide under now. Too late in the year for egrets here now. But ya never know. LOL! : - )
Dinu, your DD is following in your footsteps. You must be very proud of her. That is a great photo. : - )
BBS, I hope. I got some catching up to do. : - )
WIB,
SW

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2011
10:04 PM

Post #8585659

Such great pics, everyone! It's been so wet here lately, it's hard to get anything but garden pics.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2011
10:06 PM

Post #8585660

Geranium.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 25, 2011
10:23 AM

Post #8586537

No, I do not protect the pond surface from flying invaders. It rained steadily for a long time this morning... since I was off work today, I enjoyed getting drenched and walking around the yarden with a little umbrella (to protect the camera) and took a few shots. Here is a sweet scented rose with some 'fresh pearls' attached to its petals.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 25, 2011
11:01 AM

Post #8586618

Rain drops falling down on a shallow puddle in our front yard almost at the same time... see those Os.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2011
12:38 PM

Post #8586753

Wonderful!!! :-)

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 26, 2011
10:03 AM

Post #8588462

Mother Earth.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 26, 2011
10:47 AM

Post #8588579

I love patterns.
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



May 26, 2011
3:01 PM

Post #8589068

Dinu, I hope you are going to add that lovely kingfisher photo to BirdFiles. We have a page for it here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/birdfiles/go/1020/
with an earlier picture of yours as the only illustration,

Ken

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 27, 2011
11:17 AM

Post #8590858

Some spider I found today. Guess where this shot was taken?

Yes, Ken, I'll add that picture of the Kingfisher right away! Thanks.

Dinu

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2011
1:25 PM

Post #8591090

It looks like an ear. LOL

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 29, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8594385

No it is not the ear. Guess on as we move along. This is its nest I located on the underside of the leaf.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 29, 2011
1:51 PM

Post #8594916

Love those spider friends.

Second guess...India?

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 29, 2011
11:07 PM

Post #8595834

Not country, kwanjin... I will be precise now... part of anatomy.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 30, 2011
8:49 AM

Post #8596696

Found out that this was also called an Elephant Flower in one part of the country. A colleague told me that. So I brought this from the campus tree and showed her. She opened a bud and showed why they were calling that.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 30, 2011
11:20 PM

Post #8598486

LOL Between your toes?

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 30, 2011
11:47 PM

Post #8598492

No, somewhere up.

A checkered swallowtail had a photo-session with me yesterday morning.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 31, 2011
12:30 PM

Post #8599550

Oooooooh, how pretty! I saw a Monarch today but didn't have my camera.

Hmmm...hlep me, folks. I can't quess where the photo was taken. Nose? Armpit? LOL
ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2011
4:22 PM

Post #8599921

My guess is fingers :) Which you will NEVER see me doing.. not a real fan of spiders lol

Here's a pic taken at the cabin we rented in VA this past weekend..two of my grandkids went with me to a Round Up..met some of the greatest folks from DG :)

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 31, 2011
9:46 PM

Post #8600604

Not fingers... you are almost there!

Nice sunset view. How nice of you to have met other DG-folks. So far I have met only one... he visited my home here all the way from USA.

A lily is blooming now-- after two years.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 31, 2011
9:58 PM

Post #8600618

It's great meeting DG members. They're the greatest.

Wrist?

Western Tanager from a couple of days ago.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 31, 2011
10:00 PM

Post #8600621

Advertising can be fun!

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

June 1, 2011
9:00 AM

Post #8601343

How can 'hair cuts be sold'!? It's a job! JFYI, my barber takes 25 rupees, which is roughly half US$. Of course, it is an ordinary saloon, but more expensive 'parlours' have emerged (to fleece!) innocent people here! Yet, they don't sell hair cuts! Interesting terminologies used there, anyway.

This is my DD's picture I share here.

Wrist? Again, you are very near to the answer but just not right. Try again.

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Edaleputt
Evansdale, IA
(Zone 4b)

June 1, 2011
4:31 PM

Post #8602360

My Grandmother's peonies... she has been gone since the early 70s but these came from her garden.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 1, 2011
10:03 PM

Post #8603161

Oh, how beautiful!

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

June 1, 2011
11:40 PM

Post #8603225

These peonies bloom in large numbers and I saw them for the first time in Switzerland, their real beauty. Here is one from there, taken 2 years ago.

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Lilyofthenight
Victoria, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2011
2:28 PM

Post #8606638

Dinu wrote:Mother Earth.


That soil looks just like our native soil... WoW!
Lilyofthenight
Victoria, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2011
2:31 PM

Post #8606642

pollen on some of my Day lily :)

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

June 4, 2011
8:22 AM

Post #8608125

Beautiful, LoN. Mother Earth. Earth is worshiped. It's sacred. "Our native soil"! Wow too!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2011
1:59 PM

Post #8613311

Went on a short hike yesterday and found this.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2011
2:01 PM

Post #8613315

We stopped at a local pond and fed the seagulls.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2011
2:02 PM

Post #8613318

There is a woody area near the pond.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 6, 2011
2:03 PM

Post #8613321

Just a short while ago, this fellow visited.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

June 6, 2011
10:55 PM

Post #8614505

Nice, kwanjin. Nice woody shot despite the setting being dark.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 7, 2011
11:40 AM

Post #8615687

Thank you. That was on purpose.



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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

June 29, 2011
2:38 PM

Post #8662563

Great pics everyone! I saw these tomatoes in my garden today.

Adina

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2011
5:15 PM

Post #8662828

Woohoo! I think I made myself see a tenny tiny tomato on my one and only plant. LOL
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 1, 2011
3:19 PM

Post #8666730

Dinu,
Either the bug was on the folds of skin on the elbow or on someones lips. I think it was the elbow, myself.
Lovely photos everyone. I'm so sorry I've had other concerns and haven't been able to post as often as I'd like so I guess we get to play a bit of "catch up".
Oh Dinu, when I was taking Geology classes we always called them (Mother Earth) mud crackies by wacky! We don't generally see that color in our area, but we still get them sometimes.
here's one I cropped, of a Mama Quail. DH has seen her babies in the tall mustard plants we are letting grow because the bees are still working them. I guess the mustard gives good cover. Although this one was seen up on this rock on the hillside.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 1, 2011
3:22 PM

Post #8666736

My giant bird of Paradise went bonkers this year and bloomed all over.
Several clusters you can see, and more that you can't. Beautiful aren't they?
I have more to post, but am too tired for now.
WIB,
SW

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 4, 2011
9:53 AM

Post #8671633

Jules, that's so beautiful!
I saw the St. John's wort blooming.
Happy 4th of July to my American friends!

Adina

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2011
9:59 AM

Post #8671640

Funny, I didn't see you posted. Jules. How neat! Your pics not that I didn't see you posted. LOL

We welcome a new bird to the neighborhood. A Lesser Goldfinch.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 5, 2011
1:37 PM

Post #8674165

My YS made the type larger so I could see it, and it cuts off the tops of the thumbnails. LOL. I am back sort of.
No worries kwanjin. How is the Memory Garden coming? : - )
As many of you know I have health problems. Lately, they've gotten worse. In part due to Mom's health problems. She is currently scheduled for surgery on July 6 (my sis's b.day). I have 3 Dr. appt.'s myself that day, so EB#1 will be at the hospital with her. I'll join him between appt.s. Sitting in hospitals is my least favorite activity in the world, plus I've been trying to avoid them because I always catch something with my immune system being comprimised.
However, in the few moments I get to enjoy the peace of my garden I still take photos, and I'd like to share a couple with you.
I love this macro of my Painted Lady Hibiscus. Hibbies love it out here. I'm going to try to hand pollinate some to see if I can get seed.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 5, 2011
1:45 PM

Post #8674178

Some of the fuchsia's I didn't manage to kill. Delicate plants and hard to grow in my desert heat, but in the right place they can be gorgeous.
I particularly like this one, even if I can't remember it's name, because the new flowers are purple and as they fade they turn a pinkish color.
This photo illustrates that. They also have eatable berries. : - )
I like 'em a lot, and someday I hope to have enough to share with my family. LOL! Hey they already get all the citrus!

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 5, 2011
1:48 PM

Post #8674189

I love this photo. Can't wait for my passiflora to start fruiting. I have tried them before and even though they have vit. C, I was able to eat them with no adverse affects. : - )
Enough for now. I am very tired, and it's Beauty (she's my cat, who naps with me.) time.
WIB~
SW

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 5, 2011
3:37 PM

Post #8674433

So very pretty, Jules! I love those colors!

Keeping your mom in our thoughts over the next little while. Good vibes coming your way.

A "catbird!"

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 7, 2011
12:09 PM

Post #8678449

Too funny kwan!
Here's one for Independence Day. : - )

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 7, 2011
12:57 PM

Post #8678570

Very pretty!

I saw this today...

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 7, 2011
3:59 PM

Post #8678915

Mom's surgery was rescheduled for July 13th. Some one forgot to order the stent she needs for the surgery. Prayers are greatly appreciated.
This is the photo I promised you of EB#2's family tent Majal or is the Taj Matent? Sleeps 10 people and holds all their junk too. LOL!
Sorry about the delay between posts.
One of our employees hurt his back out in the bee barn, so I had to take him to the Chiropractor, and then drive him home. Luckily Jake was still here and he drove the employees truck home for him.
Too much, always going on here.
I'm ready to check into the Taj Matent for a vacation my own self! LOL!
WIB,
SW

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 7, 2011
10:13 PM

Post #8679563

Hugs to you and your family, Jules. Taj matent. LOL Good one! No worries about posting. Do it when you have time, No rush.



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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 8, 2011
12:16 AM

Post #8679657

Celia, great pics of the dragonflies!
Jules, sending prayers and good thoughts for your DM. Sorry for the reschedule, so awful and cruel! How can anyone forget to send a stent for a surgery? I hope your DM feels better for the surgery on the 13th.
Your flowers are beautiful! Are the passion flower's fruits edible? Do they make seeds?
This is what I saw : the snapdragon started to bloom!

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2011
9:41 AM

Post #8680257

Love the pink and yellow!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 11, 2011
8:38 AM

Post #8685750

PIXAR and Disney fans may recognize this house.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 14, 2011
11:31 AM

Post #8692097

Lovely! I saw this momma feeding her baby!

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2011
8:37 PM

Post #8693123

SW, the Memory Garden looks great right now. I am having to get rid of the Hollyhocks, though. They have too many bugs and the babies are trying to take over. The daylilies to the right and monarda on the left have bloomed since this pic.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2011
8:38 PM

Post #8693130

The Daylilies.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2011
8:40 PM

Post #8693137

SW, how is your mom doing?

The Monarda.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 15, 2011
6:16 AM

Post #8693613

Celia, the memory garden looks great!
SW, how is your DM? Did she had the surgery on the 13th? Prayers continue for her and you.
My trumpet vine blooming for the first time ever!!!

Adina

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2011
9:20 AM

Post #8693927

Thanks, Adina. I love your gardens and the trumpet vine. So pretty!

Cleo was enjoying an evening breeze.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2011
9:22 AM

Post #8693929

Goodbye Sun!!!

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 18, 2011
8:18 AM

Post #8699333

Wow, great sunset and cute Cleo!
"Someone" is inside this MG!LOL

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

July 18, 2011
8:56 AM

Post #8699402

Spiny orb spider is trying its luck for some food in my garden. Sorry the picture is not as sharp as I wanted to be. Artificial mist created by my spray can.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2011
9:35 AM

Post #8699494

Bee butts and spider lunches...how cool! LOL

What started as a 3-way fight at the feeder...

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2011
9:38 AM

Post #8699506

...turned into a 2-wat fight...

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2011
9:39 AM

Post #8699509

...

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2011
9:39 AM

Post #8699513

...with a clear winner!

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

July 18, 2011
10:05 AM

Post #8699579

Who won the semi-final also won the final!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2011
10:15 AM

Post #8699608

ROTFLOL
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 18, 2011
2:55 PM

Post #8700133

Oh kwan how you make me laugh. That series of the birds fighting over the feeder is wonderful. Your d.fly has a beard. How cute is that? I'm sorry the Holly hocks didn't work out, but everything else at your Mom's Memory Garden is just beautiful. : - )
Adina, bees butts? You surprised me. LOL! I was enchanted by Momma feeding baby bird. : - )
Dinu, are you torturing spiders? I used to trick a black widow that lived in the old cabin to come out and say Hi by spraying her web.
Now I have a pet orb spider. It lives in the doorway of the gh. : - )
See below.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 18, 2011
3:01 PM

Post #8700158

I admit it. I feed it small green grasshoppers. It seems like a pity to let them go to waste. I really miss my YS's bearded Dragon. He used to love eating them grasshoppers. The chickens still eat the big 'uns.
Got DH a new set of wheels for his B.day. Somehow he didn't seem too impressed. Sigh . . .
Probably 'cause he had to fetch them? Considering where they were, I am surprised at how quickly he was able to extract that old wagon/cart. : - )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 18, 2011
3:04 PM

Post #8700169

My guppy plant is really happy in the gh. It's spreading all over. : - )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 18, 2011
3:07 PM

Post #8700178

Chinese New Year Mum is blooming again. : - )
Speaking of Mum's or Mom's, mine is recovering from the heart surgery on the 13th at home with EB#1 taking care of her.
Thanks for all your positive thoughts and prayers. Always appreciated.
: - )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 18, 2011
3:09 PM

Post #8700184

Pink Ginger, was transplanted yesterday, it's so happy it needed a bigger pot. : - )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 18, 2011
3:11 PM

Post #8700193

White Khmer Ginger? Also needed a bigger pot.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 18, 2011
3:13 PM

Post #8700202

I don't know what it is, but I saw it vibrant colors in front of the Sushi place DH chose for his B.day dinner out.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 18, 2011
3:15 PM

Post #8700205

Another view, same flower. Kinda reminds me of them spider lillies.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 18, 2011
3:19 PM

Post #8700218

Some blooming forget me nots in the the memory creek I built for Dad.
Don't worry, I got paddles. LOL!
When it fills in and bushes out with lots of blooms it should be real pretty, although I don't know if it will be as pretty as your Memory Garden, kwan. : - )
Different but both beautiful, yes?

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 18, 2011
3:27 PM

Post #8700244

My Queen Cat, Grizelda, isn't sure why she is up that tree, and now she is preparing to kidnap another stuffed animal to call her kitten. She's in her dottage. LOL!
She has a great heart and a loving maternal spirit.
I vividly remember the day she took on three dogs all by herself to protect her own litter of kittens and the ones she was babysitting for her sister that day. My poor dumb, Blessing wore a scar on her nose until she died from Grizzy's attack. Man, she like turned into the (cartoon) Tasmanian Devil and was bouncing off the sides of the building and the above ground pool we had back then. Then when everyone was stunned at the ferocity of her attack, she practically flew to the top of the screen door and pee'd and pooped all over. Poor dear. The dogs never, ever chased my cats again.
Even Spirit doesn't chase them, except when they are playing. He still tries to herd them, which they don't appreciate. : - )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 18, 2011
3:33 PM

Post #8700256

Across from the Japanese Woomi Sushi place, I spotted this Vietnamese restaurant. Please notice the open sign. Only in America. LOL! : - )
I'm really tired, all of this medical stuff with Momma has plumb worn me so thin, I'm about to blow away.
So Ditto to kwan's beautiful good night photo. Lovely BTW, kwan.
I'm spending more time correcting mistakes, so you know I'm really tired or I'd not be making so many.
Enjoyed your photos, and hope to share and see more soon. : - )
WIB~
SW

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2011
10:06 PM

Post #8700989

SW, that orange flower is Daylily 'Kwanso.' I have the same one. Mine is double while the one you saw is triple. They can do both.

So good to Grizelda doing well. She's so pretty.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

July 19, 2011
8:45 AM

Post #8701570

Nice!
A Robberfly had entered our kitchen last night. It was confused and slow as it was probably its resting hours. It also has unwittingly has flown through some cobwebs that have entangled its feet, further giving it more trouble.

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Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

July 19, 2011
8:49 AM

Post #8701577

When the sun went down, winged ants were emerging out of their nests and the toads were having a feast.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

July 19, 2011
9:09 AM

Post #8701615

Great pics, guys!
Celia, what cool pics of the fight and lily!
Jules, great flowers ...funny Grizelda!LOL
Dinu, love the dragonfly!
This is what I saw today : a dead baby sparrow in his egg! I found it on the alley.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

July 19, 2011
10:35 AM

Post #8701761

Adina, it is a Robber fly. So sad about that egg - may be some bird tried to peck it and it fell down?

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2011
11:16 AM

Post #8701851

Awwww...poor thing.

Cutie frog!
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 19, 2011
1:16 PM

Post #8702080

Kwanso, hmmm, that should be easy to remember. I'll have to try to find some now that I know they can survive out here. LOL!
A triple, hmmm, I'll have to do some asking about, but if worse comes to worse, my nursery can probably order one or three for me. : - )
Glad you enjoyed the photos.
Dinu, you got all kinds of cool bugs in India. I have been feeding my pet spider small green grasshoppers, but it's getting plenty of food on it's own. It just amazes me how quickly they can wrap them bugs up and actually carry them to the center of their webs to consume. Way cool. : - )
Love the toad. My boys used to go on toad hunts and see how many they could collect in one evening. We always made them release them. Great bug eaters. : - )
Adina, it's always sad to see babies that weren't strong enough to hatch on their own. You can't help them along, they have to it themselves. However, it was a good photo of how a tiny bird fits into an egg. I think the egg broke when Mom kicked it out of the nest because it didn't hatch out when it should have. Sad but it's nature's way. : - (
Here's a cool cactus flowering. Saw it at Mission San Luis Rey in June. : - )
WIB~
SW


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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 20, 2011
1:59 PM

Post #8704297

A two-tiered Monarda 'Coral Reef.'

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 20, 2011
2:07 PM

Post #8704309

Deformed Clematis 'Henryi.'

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 20, 2011
2:08 PM

Post #8704311

Reblooming Columbine!!!

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 20, 2011
3:03 PM

Post #8704375

Ah, kwanjin, you must be feeling better. : - )
I kinda like that deformed Clematis. But it still looks dry in Utah. : - (
I'm impressed with your Monarda. Mine never grew so well for me. Yours is beautiful! : - )
And how did you talk that Columbine into blooming twice for you?
I went and watered my camera by accident yesterday. : - (
So do you think it'll grow? LOL! ES is drying it out to the laughter of his friends.
So let me see what I can find that I haven't posted.
Before I forget again, kwanjin, why would I know that house? I'm a disney/pixar fan, even if I have to wait for the movies to come out on video before I see them, but I just don't recognize that house.
Adina, I made sure that the passiflora is the kind that bears fruit, you can eat. Sis had one when she lived in Poway, so I've eaten the fruit before. I like 'em. Same as with the Fuchsia berries. Yummy!
Speaking of which, meet my feathered helper.


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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 20, 2011
3:04 PM

Post #8704379

This is what he does to help me. :- )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 20, 2011
3:08 PM

Post #8704389

Yep, he eats slugs. What a pal, what a friend!
How about a really unhappy black widow spider. I had moved the potted plant it was living in.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 20, 2011
3:14 PM

Post #8704399

Every morning when I open the gh door, I greet my Orb spider friend who is usually busy repairing her web. I was surprised that you can see the web in this photo. : - )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 20, 2011
3:20 PM

Post #8704405

Photo of Robert Diola and SingingWolf at the Pechanga Pow Wow

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 20, 2011
3:25 PM

Post #8704415

The age old argument. What color are these ripe elderberries. I say they are green with a blueish cast, but DH insists they are purple.
What do you think?
You all have a nice day or what's left of it. : - )
WIB~
SW

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

July 20, 2011
9:50 PM

Post #8705176

Light Azure blue! :) Don't fight for trivial things... have something big! ;)
Dinu

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 20, 2011
10:45 PM

Post #8705252

It's dry here now. However, it's been much wetter this Spring and Summer than usual.

Great to see Singing Wolf!

Color hues are subjective. I call it silvery green. LOL

That house was built not too far from me in Herriman, UT. It is based on the house in the movie Up. Bangerter Builders received permission from Disney to build the home for sale in a new subdivision.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 21, 2011
10:28 AM

Post #8706189

Dinu, no worries, it's a friendly disagreement. I showed DH that tree, and he had to admit that the berries were/are green. The silvery part washes off, and they are a great snack. Both for me and the birds. LOL! I found out they were edible, by watching a turkey we had jump up and grab them and eat them. Since it didn't kill him, I tried them myself, and you know what? They taste just like tiny grapes. Yummy!
Our weather has changed and it got cold overnight. Looks like my camera survived it's watering, so I'm going to see how well it works now.
kwanjin, when did the movie "Up" come out? I guess I missed that one. : - (
Check in later with photos. : - )
WIB~

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 21, 2011
1:16 PM

Post #8706573

SW, that came out in May of 2009. A older gentleman ties 1000s of balloons to his home (the one in the pic) to go on a Great Adventure. It's funny, it's sad and very cute.

Birds eat stuff that would kill us!!! Please don't eat anything without finding out if it's for human consumption!!!

That being said, Elderberry wine is delicious!

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

July 21, 2011
9:21 PM

Post #8707676

Pechanga Pow Wow... wow, wow, wow.. SingingWolf there! :)

Dinu
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 25, 2011
8:28 AM

Post #8714017

I have a few photos of the pow wows posted in the parking lot forum on the front porch swing thread. Had a bad weekend and didn't get any photos down loaded.
Sigh . . .
But the good news is that my camera still works after being watered.
It didn't grow though. LOL! : - )
My G.pa taught me how to check to see if it's good to eat in the wild.
I am careful. Very careful.
Be well, everyone, hopefully, I'll not only be able to download them photos on the camera, but actually have the energy to post them.
Good to hear from you Dinu, and kwan.
Thanks for the explanation of the movie, kwanjin. Since I can't sit down that long, going to the movies is awkward for me. So I'm behind until the movies come out on cable. It's killing me that all the kids have seen the newest "Harry Potter movie", and I'll have to wait.
Rats! : - |
WIB~
SW

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

July 25, 2011
9:19 AM

Post #8714132

Thanks SW. I too have no patience to watch movies in recent years. I can't remember the last I saw!! I might have watched in bits and pieces when my DD puts it on the PC. She is a HP fan. I liked the humour on watering your camera and that it did not grow!!!

A tailor bird is making a nest above the pond. I can get only this angle from my stone bench beside my pond. All other sides are obscured by leaves - huge leaves of Almond tree!

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 25, 2011
11:18 AM

Post #8714340

Dinu,
I can understand your disappointment at not getting a better angle for that shot, but the photo you did take is wonderful. : - )
I just love the way the bird appears to be looking right at you, and that he/she seems to be folding that leaf! Sweet!
It's not patience I lack, but the ability to sit on the damaged tailbone that causes me difficulties. Sigh . . .
Then again they haven't been making too many movies I want to see anyway.
WIB~
SW

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

July 26, 2011
2:46 AM

Post #8715698

I picked up this Lynx Spider 2-3 days ago and took this picture. It tried to jump down from its silk and hang but then I picked it up - it jumped 3 times when I wanted to put it on the palm but the fourth attempt was successful as it wondered what I was doing! It stayed still for a while looking at me and I took that opportunity in one hand!

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 26, 2011
6:23 AM

Post #8715892

LOL Pretty cool shot, Dinu. Spiders are great garden partners.

Tree Swallow.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 31, 2011
8:37 PM

Post #8728715

Finally spotted little Cara from last year. She followed me all over the yard last year. She's very curious and comes quite close.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

August 1, 2011
3:49 AM

Post #8729007

I showed the bird nest... now see the bird... to be precise, its behind, for a change if you don't mind! This bird is ready to feed its young with food supply.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 1, 2011
7:01 AM

Post #8729319

I love it!!! LOL

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 7, 2011
2:57 PM

Post #8742645

How sweet! Found another egg.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2011
3:40 PM

Post #8742768

Oh, how sad, Adina. I always wonder what happened...

We had a hail storm a couple of days ago.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2011
3:41 PM

Post #8742774

The plants took some damage but I didn't lose anything.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2011
3:42 PM

Post #8742777

The sunflowers took it the worst. Most of the leaves are dead now. This was taken immediately after.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2011
3:44 PM

Post #8742783

Yeah...

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2011
3:45 PM

Post #8742788

Found a pink stink bug.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2011
3:46 PM

Post #8742790

A baby robin.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2011
3:48 PM

Post #8742793

And Cara again. She is now coming back every morning and evening.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

September 14, 2011
9:28 AM

Post #8808064

Celia, how sweet! I'm just catching up...will come back later with some pics.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2011
9:55 AM

Post #8808106

Please!!!

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 18, 2011
5:06 AM

Post #8853703

I'm so late...sorry! First one of the sparrows living under my roof.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 18, 2011
5:07 AM

Post #8853706

A geranium before moving the pots inside.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 18, 2011
5:07 AM

Post #8853707

Some cherry tomatoes in my vegie garden last week.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 18, 2011
5:08 AM

Post #8853709

The green tomatoes crop for canning.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 18, 2011
9:34 AM

Post #8854036

Oh! Yum!

Fall crept up and surprised us, didn't it.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

October 20, 2011
4:26 AM

Post #8856713

Oh, so sweet! Yes it did!
Broccoli under the first frost!

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 20, 2011
6:52 AM

Post #8856877

Frozen for your convinience. LOL

This little girl found the motherlode! I didn't get the sunflowers picked up and tied in bundles when the finches found them. Oh well, there is still one bundle in the cherry tree.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 1, 2011
9:38 AM

Post #8871844

This is my DD's shot taken sometime ago, of some toys displayed on the street for sale.

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 7, 2011
12:38 AM

Post #8879722

Finally some flowers on my Mexican Sunflower tree, they are up there so high I almost didn't realize they'd finally come out. I can only picture the bottom of them, the tree is probably almost twenty foot tall. I had to use zoom to capture it.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 7, 2011
7:48 AM

Post #8880000

Very, very pretty, SK. Love those sunny yellows.

From a couple of days ago.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 7, 2011
7:50 AM

Post #8880002

Isis doesn't mind the snow. Occasionally, she plays in it.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 7, 2011
7:51 AM

Post #8880003

The picture...

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 7, 2011
7:53 AM

Post #8880004

One more.

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2011
6:14 AM

Post #8881312

kwanjin, so you did get snow...I just asked on the weather thread...so very pretty. I love how pretty snow is when it first falls. Love the kitty in the snow...what a contrast of the black against the white...actually a pretty good picture.

Adina...NICE crop of tomatoes.

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2011
6:17 AM

Post #8881317

My bleeding heart vine is in full bloom now also, the vine is taking over the shed, I can't control it anymore...until it freezes.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

November 8, 2011
7:14 AM

Post #8881373

That's a pretty vine.

Yes, the snow almost all gone now. We have more coming sometime this weekend. We've had our one snowfall, you can keep the rest. :-)

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 8, 2011
7:35 AM

Post #8881389

I see many things, but am simply unable to capture them on camera! But I visit here to enjoy what others see and share. Hectic work at home.

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 9, 2011
7:46 AM

Post #8882864

kwanjin...Good luck with that...LOL

Dinu...do miss you great photos...but totally understand, can't carry a camera with you all the time. Hope things settle down some for you once your house is built. That is a good shot of the dolls your daughter took...she obviously is taking after you with an eye for a photo.

Here are some shrooms that came out all over a stump in our backyard after the last heavy rains we had...

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Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 11, 2011
9:25 AM

Post #8885920

sunkissed, if you are on facebook, follow my daughter's other photographs [Aditi Dinakar Photography] and let me know!!
The mushrooms spring up after the rains in moist soil at unexpected places!

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 13, 2011
3:22 AM

Post #8888054

I do have a facebook account..not on there much but I'll check her photos out.

Weather has been so wonderful and the butterflies have been abundant in my garden, even Monarchs still laying some eggs on the milkweed. My Mexican sunflower is attracting the swallowtails.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

November 21, 2011
10:19 AM

Post #8899951

Great pics everyone! I have some frost pics...we've been having it every morning!
Some thistle seeds.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

November 21, 2011
10:20 AM

Post #8899953

A dry leaf on the lawn.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 22, 2011
1:55 AM

Post #8901066

Does Mexican Sunflower also come in yellow?

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 22, 2011
3:18 AM

Post #8901093

adinamiti, love the frosty leaf...no frost here yet...thank goodness

Dinu, yes there is: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59827/
Tithonia diversifolia, this is much hardier in my zone and comes back each year...grows very tall and the clump will spread each year. The flowers are much larger than the orange.

Orange Mexican sunflower: Tithonia rotundifolia - http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/96615/
I have grown it but it is an annual here and doesn't come back the next year, gets about five to six foot, flowers not near as big as the yellow. But still a striking stand out plant in the garden. If winters are warm enough it can come be a perennial.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 23, 2011
3:11 AM

Post #8902370

I had that orange one, but I checked now that I have not added a pic of it to the database. I had taken a few pictures that I thought were really good. Have to search in my 'picture bank'. It is now extinct now in my yard as I failed to collect the seeds from the last plant I had found. The glow on that orange one is striking! Found it. Here it is.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

November 23, 2011
3:25 AM

Post #8902379

Sunkissed, beautiful flower!
Dinu, yours is too! Too bad you didn't collect seeds!
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 2, 2011
6:12 PM

Post #8914305

Hey all, I've missed you all. Been all over and back, and no internet on the trip. Sigh. I've got a cat plastered to my side, which makes typing hard.
Hey sunkissed, sweet photos. Dinu, I really want to share the photos I took of the mushrooms, but have to download the point n click first. Don't let me forget! : - )
Oh, kwanjin, Cara is beautiful! : - )
Adina, it took longer but it's definitely fall here now. We had hurricane force winds yesterday which made a bunch of things fall. It was really bad in Pasadena.
So I'm grateful that we just had a power outage for a couple of hours during the day. Also so grateful to have the wood stove working again. The wind chill was hard to bear.
Okay, this first one is for those of you who need to have something to remind you of spring.
We stopped along the way at the Monarch Grove (where I bought their preferred milkweed already growing in pots!) While it was cold out, the sun was shining, and the B.flies were flying and fluttering about.
Probably one of my favorite photos taken that day.
More to come,
WIB~
SW

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
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December 2, 2011
6:19 PM

Post #8914315

While driving on Pismo Beach, we saw this flock of shore birds, they parted for the cars, suv's, and off road vehicles, then they clustered together again. I wish I knew what kind they are but they were fascinating. It was a busy day at the beach. I even saw surfers! Considering how much colder the water is up there I was surprised.
Still more coming.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 2, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8914319

Watching some seagulls bathe in the fresh water coming into the ocean. They flew off when they realized we were peeking. : - )
More soon. I have to charge my batteries before I can download photos. Sigh.
Enjoyed seeing all your photos, and while I am not fond of being in frost, I do admire the photos you all post of it, and icicles too! : - )
Walk In Beauty~
SinginWolf

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

December 4, 2011
6:23 AM

Post #8915760

SWolf, nice. So many birds there on the beach! It must be lovely to the eye! Haven't been taking pictures in the last 5-6 weeks. Too busy is one reason (with new house work) and the Sony W150 going kaput followed by a slight malfunctioning of my Panasonic FZ8. This is taking pictures directly on the half press stage (shutter button). It is 4 yrs old.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

December 4, 2011
10:00 PM

Post #8916747

Jules, those pics are great!

Sorry about the problems, Dinu. I hope that's an easy fix.

Our Juncos are back!

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2011
10:18 AM

Post #8917244

Sorry to hear about your camera, but it has lasted longer than my first or 2nd point n click. The first one was stolen. The second one I dropped one too many times. Ooops!
Still haven't found time to download them photos, what with the Christmas Season upon us, but I did charge the battery! : - )
So here are a couple of photos for Kwan of our trip thru San Francisco.
Some fall color! : 0 )
As seen through the car window.
More to follow.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2011
10:22 AM

Post #8917250

That's great about the Junco's, kwanjin. : - )
We don't get them here.
Here's another photo for ya!

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2011
10:25 AM

Post #8917255

Every time I see these guys I think of the Stephen King movie, the Langoliers. But I've never seen any set up like this!

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2011
10:29 AM

Post #8917258

Some things never change about San Francisco. : - )
You know how much I like signs seen while on the road. : - )
Not a bad message, too bad the people who really need to see it, won't.
Still a few more.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2011
10:34 AM

Post #8917267

Houses climbing up one of the hills in SF. Please note the van. LOL!
A couple more and I'm done for now.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2011
10:36 AM

Post #8917272

I don't know what this building is, but I admire it's decor. It's got style. DH objected to me taking photos of the friezes on the buildings, but I thought they were beautiful.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2011
10:38 AM

Post #8917276

I loved these ornately carved columns. : - )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2011
10:42 AM

Post #8917281

Take a close look at the front of the building. I forget what they call this type of painting, but it sure does fit the surrounding area. I thought it was a bit of quirky fun. : - )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2011
10:44 AM

Post #8917283

View of the entire Golden Gate Bridge. Also taken from car. DH was on a mission and wasn't stopping for anyone.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2011
10:48 AM

Post #8917288

Another view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2011
10:49 AM

Post #8917289

This should be a close up of the first span as we went under it.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2011
10:53 AM

Post #8917293

Approaching the last span on the GGB.
Also the last of the photos I plan on posting right now.
Just one left after this one. : - )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2011
10:58 AM

Post #8917299

A lovely sight to great us on the other side of the bridge. I'll leave you with my "rainbow photo". LOL! It's still on my bucket list!
You have a great day, and try to enjoy yourselves. : - )
Walk In Beauty~
SingingWolf

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

December 6, 2011
8:27 AM

Post #8918560

Peace... in the one above! You are right.

I like the rainbow theme for this one! So creative. Is that a one way road?
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 6, 2011
11:21 AM

Post #8918737

Dinu,
Out here we'd call it a divided road. The traffic going in the opposite direction is separated by a landscaped median. So all the traffic going into the rainbow tunnel was traveling in the same direction.
I finally charged my battery and plan on downloading photos today. Got distracted yesterday because I get my own office space! I had about 3 square feet in my bedroom for all my office stuff. Since ES moved up to the rental (and yes he pays rent!), DH and I are going to use his room for an office. Sure makes the rest of the place seem less cluttered. : - )
I'll be back today to post more, if I don't get too tired too fast.
Hope Kwan is okay, and everyone else to.
WIB~
SW

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

December 6, 2011
12:55 PM

Post #8918883

Fine and dandy here. We had wind but not much and no damage.
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 6, 2011
6:27 PM

Post #8919292

Glad to hear that kwanjin. : - )
This one goes out to Dinu. : 0 )
With a couple of more to follow.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 6, 2011
6:30 PM

Post #8919297

I kind of like the stick the mushroom grew through.
A couple more.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 6, 2011
6:33 PM

Post #8919301

My mums are sprawling in the front garden, colorful, but due to freeze tonight unless more of them leaves cover them. Sigh.
Sure was a pretty sight. : - )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 6, 2011
6:35 PM

Post #8919305

This should be a photo of white mums that climbed up and are letting the Texas Sage support them.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 6, 2011
6:37 PM

Post #8919310

A little garden gnome.

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 6, 2011
6:38 PM

Post #8919314

A different kind of mushroom. : 0 )

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 6, 2011
6:40 PM

Post #8919318

A whole bunch of 'em!

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 6, 2011
6:42 PM

Post #8919320

Last one for today. Santa and a little Christmas "Spirit".
: - )
Walk In Beauty~
SingingWolf

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SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 7, 2011
9:06 AM

Post #8919984

I just found an image of the strangest thing we saw on our drive up north.
Can't quite figure out what them critters is doing there. LOL!
Have a good day, everyone. : - )
WIB~
SW

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

December 9, 2011
7:52 AM

Post #8922517

SW, thanks for that pic! Wondering why and what that is for me.

Tiny black ants carrying a flake of Chocos (Kellog's) that had accidentally fallen down. Team work, as always!

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 14, 2011
6:07 AM

Post #8929023

Dinu...great pic...SW love the photos of SF...I lived in California most my young years...Dad was stationed near Palm Springs...but never made it to SF.

I took this cool looking fungi last week while camping in north FL along the Suwannee River, was a bit bigger than a baseball.

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 14, 2011
6:09 AM

Post #8929024

More shrooms on my walkabout...

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 14, 2011
6:12 AM

Post #8929028

opps...meant to post this one...a bit clearer and closer...

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 14, 2011
6:14 AM

Post #8929030

Check out the cypress tree roots along the river...

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 14, 2011
6:16 AM

Post #8929033

One last photo...for the fun of it...

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

December 14, 2011
8:10 AM

Post #8929170

Amazing mushroom!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

December 14, 2011
9:20 AM

Post #8929263

What Dinu said! And, no, I'll be doing no swimming. LOL

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

December 25, 2011
4:39 AM

Post #8942120

Merry Christmas everyone!
Great pics Jules, Sunkissed and Dinu!
I have one for Christmas day!

Adina

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

December 25, 2011
7:49 AM

Post #8942258

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU HERE ON DG.

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 28, 2011
2:01 PM

Post #8945606

Great shot of Nicholas, Adina, love the little Santa outfit. Hope all my DG friends had a wonderful Christmas.







My kitties have just about done my tree in...time to take it down.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 1, 2012
8:52 AM

Post #8949909

Happy New Year all!
Cute kitties, awwwww!
I have a cute one, the decoration I made on the beef and veggie salad I made for NYE dinner. It's with mayonnaise on top and the decorations are made of pickled sweet pepper, celery, carrot and cukes.

Adina

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 1, 2012
9:55 AM

Post #8949989

That's great Adina! Pretty creative...bet it taste good too.

My grandson Christmas morning...really Happy!

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 1, 2012
10:58 AM

Post #8950079

OMG, look at that smile, priceless!

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 2, 2012
8:37 AM

Post #8951297

Almond tree leaves.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 3, 2012
12:34 AM

Post #8952388

So beautiful! Never saw an almond tree, thanks Dinu!
Frozen mums in my garden today.

Adina

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 3, 2012
6:57 AM

Post #8952574

A tiny bee hovering on a water lily.

Dinu

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Valsflowers
Litchfield Park, AZ

January 7, 2012
8:27 AM

Post #8958018

My husband took this picture. I like that he got the nest up the the right hand corner.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 7, 2012
1:19 PM

Post #8958299

It sure looks like it to me. Very nice!

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 8, 2012
8:38 AM

Post #8959109

Nice shot by him, Vals.

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 11, 2012
1:52 PM

Post #8963713

Dinu that sure is a tiny bee...you can sure get some close shots.
Valsflowers your husband did good...nice catch...birds are not easy to photo clearly.
Adina love the frozen mums too.

Just got back from camping and it was cold, but after a few days the animals came back out.

This doe came around the corner and just stopped, she let me get a couple shots before she darted off.

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 11, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #8963716

A dead tree I saw on a hike...

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 11, 2012
1:56 PM

Post #8963717

A very strange looking water bird...I have never seen in FL before...have no idea what it is...

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 11, 2012
10:14 PM

Post #8964373

SL, I believe that is a Wood Stork, a marsh and swamp dweller.

Great shots, everyone!

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 13, 2012
1:56 AM

Post #8965687

Sorry, I forgot to add that it was a little termite - one of hundreds that I found damaging the window frame and the insect screen frame. That is a very small one.

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 13, 2012
3:38 AM

Post #8965727

kwanjin - Thanks for the ID on my bird photo. Seems it is on the endangered or threatened list.
Valsflowers
Litchfield Park, AZ

January 14, 2012
10:59 AM

Post #8967383

Brrr to cold for me, but not for the birds.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

January 25, 2012
9:46 AM

Post #8981816

Beautiful pics everyone!
Some spruce buds from my garden.

Adina

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2012
7:53 AM

Post #8982794

The termites can eat up the entire window frame if we don't notice quickly. They must have eaten away a good part here. :( We cannot see because they do the work [damage] inside! I opened the insect screen frame and I saw this.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

January 26, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #8982823

Eeeeek! I hope the damage isn't too extensive, Dinu. That can be costly.

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 26, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #8983194

Uck...those termites look nasty...how do you get rid of them?

Nice photos of the birds and buds.

Lots of stuff starting to bud out here, but tons of leaves falling...keeping me busy.

My poinsettia has some flowers on it finally.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 27, 2012
1:54 AM

Post #8983746

The termites are everywhere underground. They just come up and attack. Ours is a brick-lime wall, 100 years old. Sincelime plaster is not hard like a stone they make their way through and at times, reach the rafters and beams also which can be very dangerous.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 29, 2012
10:05 AM

Post #8986588

This part has grown past 200 posts... so we now move on to Part 11.. which I have just started... here. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1240025/ So let's all meet and share over there... some more wonderful shots you might have.

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