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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 18, 2011
4:56 PM

Post #8896167

We're coming from here:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1223132/

Please share your daily pics here ... whatever suits your fancy ... like tree mushrooms, for instance ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 18, 2011
4:58 PM

Post #8896168

Or this plant, which is pretty interesting ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

November 18, 2011
8:28 PM

Post #8896392

Interesting indeed, Jubilada. I wonder what that is. Good shot of the tree 'shrooms, too. They look so other-worldly, don't they?
Thanks for the new thread!

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 19, 2011
4:48 AM

Post #8896565

Got to post something so I come to the new thread...Jubilada...I like interesting plants.

This is really what you call going out on a limb...

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grits74571
Talihina, OK

November 19, 2011
7:48 AM

Post #8896757


Kinda off subject Jubilada but did you ever get to Sedonia ? Kept watching for some desert pix but just haven't seen any or maybe I just missed..Joe
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 19, 2011
7:52 AM

Post #8896762

Well, Joe, I was never going to Sedonia ... I did go to New Mexico last year and got some shots of the geology around Los Alamos, but those were HDRs and posted in the picture editing thread ... (they weren't very exciting, btw ...)
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 19, 2011
7:54 AM

Post #8896766

Sunkissed, great shot of that rascally little squirrel!
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2011
4:02 PM

Post #8900435

Will my Charles Grimaldi Brug Blossoms get a chance to unfurl completely before the first frost? I sure hope so! (cropped) ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2011
4:03 PM

Post #8900437

Some fungi on a drizzly November morning ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2011
4:05 PM

Post #8900440

One of those vigilant Autumn Spiders waits patiently on her web near sundown ... (cropped) ...

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 22, 2011
4:02 AM

Post #8901110

Spider shot...good one, like how the web shows up so well.

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving...some wild turkeys I caught a photo of on one of our camping trips...zoomed in...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 22, 2011
8:17 AM

Post #8901384

Great turkey shot, sunkissed ... and ditto, Happy Thanksgiving all!
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 23, 2011
8:48 AM

Post #8902645

I just found out what this "interesting" plant is ... a Strawberry Tree!

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 24, 2011
11:10 AM

Post #8904020

Here's another interesting plant ... at the community gardens, it's tangled mass of golden has been catching my eye for a while, and finally took a shot today ... can anyone guess what it is? I'll tell later ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 24, 2011
11:11 AM

Post #8904021

Feverfew ... one of the last flowers of fall ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 24, 2011
11:12 AM

Post #8904024

And a common sight in these parts this time of year ... Persimmons ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

November 24, 2011
1:36 PM

Post #8904110

Is that perhaps asparagus or something along that line, Jubilada? Just guessing.

I saw a tree a few weeks ago with fruit like that last shot of yours. I was wondering what it was. Now I know! I really like the background in that one, by the way.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 24, 2011
1:38 PM

Post #8904111

Miss Mary, you are right! It IS asparagus!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

November 24, 2011
5:00 PM

Post #8904216

I can't believe it -- that was just a guess! (I hope the prize is a piece of triple-chocolate pumpkin pie...!)

I went out today a caught a few glimpses of color along the Wolf River.

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

November 25, 2011
11:07 PM

Post #8906064

tree I sat under to contemplate after T-day dinner

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

November 26, 2011
8:42 AM

Post #8906366

I believe I could almost have life figured out after a contemplative session under that tree, jmorth! Wonderful tree -- what is it?
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

November 28, 2011
2:31 AM

Post #8908571

I'm not sure, Bald Cypress perhaps...
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 29, 2011
4:15 PM

Post #8910646

Pretty leaves, Miss Mary ... and that is one gorgeous big tree, jmorth!

Here are some more persimmons ... with red berries ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 29, 2011
4:16 PM

Post #8910647

People starting to decorate for Christmas already ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 29, 2011
4:16 PM

Post #8910649

A pretty Christmas wreath ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 29, 2011
4:17 PM

Post #8910650

A steel sunflower ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 29, 2011
4:19 PM

Post #8910653

And my Charles Grimaldi Brug did not get zapped by frost yet ... it's starting to bloom big time ... if only the temps will stay in the 40s and 50s a bit longer ...

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

November 30, 2011
4:17 AM

Post #8911180

Nice brug!

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 30, 2011
4:52 AM

Post #8911194

Hello all hope your Thanksgiving was nice...the weather here was just awesome..I think I spent every day totally outside.
Jmorth love the shot looking up the cypress tree...lots of those here in FL.

Jubilada love the fall color shots...I do love the blooms and colors that nature paints in the landscapes in the fall. And people have had Christmas decor up here since before Thanksgiving...I'm going to work on that today and tomorrow...hopefully.

Miss Merry nice shot...love the fall leaves...not too much of that down here in FL.

Here is some of my fall color going on in the garden now...Mexican Flame vine

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sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 30, 2011
4:53 AM

Post #8911196

I have some Gerber Daisies coming back out since weather not so hot anymore...here is a pretty yellow one to add to my fall coloring in the garden..

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 30, 2011
4:57 AM

Post #8911200

This is a fire cracker plant, (Russelia sarmentosa), it has been in my garden for many years, freezes to the ground every year and comes back each spring...it is the most beautiful in Dec.

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 30, 2011
4:58 AM

Post #8911201

close up of the blooms on the Red fire cracker plant...

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 30, 2011
5:01 AM

Post #8911202

Lastly a photo of a totally carved out of Ice Nativity scene at the Gaylord Palms hotel in Orlando where my DIL works, temperature is kept at 9° to keep it from melting. They give us Floridians a parka to wear in there since our little jackets would never keep us warm.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 30, 2011
8:20 AM

Post #8911336

Sunkissed, wonderful "fall" blooms you have there! I'm going to have to check out that Red Fire Cracker plant ... it's fabulous! Sounds like it would do ok in California. Does it have a scent? The Ice Nativity scene is awesome!
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

November 30, 2011
11:54 AM

Post #8911540

Impressive Gerber, Flame vine looks unique .

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 1, 2011
6:07 AM

Post #8912313

Jubilada,
The firecracker plant has no scent but the hummers absolutely love it. The big bumble bees are also always on it. Butterflies check it out but move on..funny thing that really likes it is love bugs...we get swarms of them here twice a year in the spring and fall...they are nothing but a bug that gets smashed on the windshield of you car, they don't eat the plants. They are called love bugs because they live to mate and two are always attached, I think they live a couple days and that is it. They love gas pumps too for some reason...when you are pumping gas they are all over the gas station.

Here is a photo of the love bugs this fall on a new bloom just emerging...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 1, 2011
8:22 AM

Post #8912435

Love Bugs! What a thing! Very interesting bit of information, sunkissed! Great shot of the little rascals!
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 4, 2011
1:59 PM

Post #8916174

First frost here ... Frosty True French Sorrel leaves ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 4, 2011
2:00 PM

Post #8916175

Oregano ... frosted ...

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Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 8, 2011
5:56 PM

Post #8922052

WOW, the thread is up to page 142. Who would have guessed it would last this long. The web site inspired by this thread continues also ~ http://dailypics.ning.com/ We now have a split personality, half for daily pics and half for promoting our web stores in the For Sale group.
Let me add a strange find to the Daily thread. It's some weird spores growing on a decaying garden stake.
Andy P

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 8, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8922094

Andy, that's a swell picture of those fungi ... and thanks for the link, looks interesting, I'll check it out ...

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

December 8, 2011
8:45 PM

Post #8922223

Andy, it's so good to "see" you again. I'll be looking into that site as well. Thanks for the link!

Your "strange spores" look like Bird's Nest Fungi. I had a variety of it popping up in a bed this year. It really is interesting-looking, isn't it?
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2011
10:24 AM

Post #8922694

On my walk this morning, I was struck by this man-hole cover ... a symbol of days gone by ... anyone remember Ma Bell? It was the late, great Lenny Bruce who said (something like) "don't get too hot with Ma Bell, or you'll wind up with a Dixie Cup and a thread!" Anyone remember the old Dixie Cup-Thread thing?

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

December 9, 2011
1:20 PM

Post #8922940

Oh, yeah. I remember that! I like the manhole cover, Jubilada. It really has class and brings back lots of memories.
Sarahskeeper
Brockton, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 11, 2011
12:40 PM

Post #8925265

Thanks Ms Mary for the fungi ID. The name fits.
Ma Bell will never die, lol.

P_Edens

P_Edens
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

December 13, 2011
8:34 AM

Post #8927669

I haven't visited this thread in a while. Awesome stuff.
Andy, Those fungi are so interesting. Great name!
Jubilada, I remember the Dixie cup and String thing, but the new one is the Progresso Soup Can and String. They have some really silly ads. My brother and I actually made some tin can and string telephones. They worked great. We could hear each other perfectly. Of course, we could hear each other just fine without them too since the string was only about 10 feet long. ^_^

Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 13, 2011
1:55 PM

Post #8928159

Been scoping out the Christmas lights in my neighborhood ... the folks around here are simply batty for this stuff ... here's a house on Parkinson ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 13, 2011
1:56 PM

Post #8928161

Even the Fire Department gets into the act ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 13, 2011
1:58 PM

Post #8928172

Here's a house on "Christmas Tree Lane" (Fulton Avenue) ... (image is cropped) ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 13, 2011
1:59 PM

Post #8928176

And one more (also cropped) ...

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 14, 2011
5:00 AM

Post #8928950

Great Christmas light shots Jubilada...and the manhole cover...very interesting...isn't funny the things a photographer will notice...think of all those people that walk over that and never even notice it.

Love the fungi shots too Andy...I always am on the lookout for fungi when on my walks.

We were camping last week at Stephen Foster Culture Center in White Springs FL and they had a marvelous light display...I especially loved the huge live oaks totally covered in lights.

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sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 14, 2011
5:05 AM

Post #8928955

This is a shot of the 97-bell Carillon Tower lighted at night...all day it plays beautiful Christmas tunes on the hour.

http://www.floridastateparks.org/stephenfoster/

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 14, 2011
5:06 AM

Post #8928957

Daytime shot of the tower

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 14, 2011
5:09 AM

Post #8928962

Craft Village, nightly free hot cocoa and popcorn, and of course Santa Claus greeting everyone.

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 14, 2011
5:11 AM

Post #8928963

Some cool fungi I found on my hike along the Suwannee River on an old dead oak tree...

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 14, 2011
5:12 AM

Post #8928965

More fungi...this one was the size of a baseball...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 14, 2011
10:43 AM

Post #8929363

Sunkissed, some swell Christmas lights shots from you, too ... that tower is awesome, and I'd love to hear those Carols ... you'd hardly know it was the same tower in those two shots, a difference like ... day and night! (sorry) Thanks for the park link ... very interesting! And that "baseball" fungi is fabulous!
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

December 14, 2011
12:44 PM

Post #8929523

Fabulous fungi

P_Edens

P_Edens
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

December 14, 2011
6:28 PM

Post #8929920

Jubilada and Sunkissed, The night lights you have captured are outstanding! I like how the images are so different. Jubilada's are taken at twilight and have that beautiful purple/blue glow in the sky and Sunkissed's are later with the dramatic contrast between the lights and the darkness. Two different techniques and both stunning in their own way.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 14, 2011
6:58 PM

Post #8929968

Well, Patti, thanks for those kind words! I have a lot more to learn, but it's certainly an interesting journey ...
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 15, 2011
12:52 PM

Post #8930850

Fungi in my front yard this a.m., 'mid St. John's Wort and Oxalis ...

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

December 15, 2011
3:33 PM

Post #8931038

fine fungi too
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

December 15, 2011
3:36 PM

Post #8931042

Very interesting fungi you guys, I find the birds nest one and the one the size of a baseball really amazing.


A snow scene, we had more snow today and it covered the ice on the pond . This was taken last week.

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 16, 2011
5:17 AM

Post #8931733

Glad you all liked the pictures...for the lights I had to find a post or even used the hood of someones truck at one point to steady myself to keep them from being blurry and didn't breathe when taking the shot... ☺

Jubilada nice patch of mushrooms there...don't you just love to find things like that in your own yard?

Burn love the snow-pond...it is so warm here, all week this coming week will get close to 80, not feeling like Christmas time...but not really going to complain since I still have chili, jalapeño and bell peppers growing in the garden and still flowering...how bout that!

my camper at night...we had some blue LED light under the porch awning since everyone was putting lights up on their campers...it was pretty at night.

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bluegrassmom
Lewisburg, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 16, 2011
6:44 AM

Post #8931812

We visited my daughter in New England and toured several places along Maine and Mass coast. This is the Portland Headlight that is located at Cape Elizabeth, ME.
It was just breathtaking!

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Valsflowers
Litchfield Park, AZ

December 16, 2011
8:09 AM

Post #8931913

Wow the picture of the light house looks like a painting. Lucky you for getting to see it.

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

December 16, 2011
8:15 AM

Post #8931919

Gorgeous, bluegrassmom! I could just stare into that picture for hours...seems like I can even hear the sound of the waters!
bluegrassmom
Lewisburg, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 17, 2011
3:59 AM

Post #8932838

Thanks so much for the compliments. My thought too, it looks like a painting. I was just the perfect timing with a bit of fog and low lighting. Anyone ever made notecards with their pictures?

Teresa in KY
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 17, 2011
7:25 PM

Post #8933723

Burn, your snow pond looks chilly indeed ...

Sunkissed, very cool shot of your camper and the fire ... nice!

Bluegrassmom, what a wonderful photo of the lighthouse ... gorgeous! And, in answer to your query, I do make note cards from my photos all the time. I have my own printer (A Canon 9100), and I use (sometimes) the Strathmore deckle edged cards to make my notecards, and sometimes I use other paper, it depends ... I do make my own Christmas cards ... Your photo would make wonderful note cards ...

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

December 21, 2011
9:44 AM

Post #8938186

Everybody is busy with Christmas preparations... postings here have naturally slowed down... understandable!

My eye caught a metal mosquito this morning. I could not swat it... too far.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 21, 2011
11:53 AM

Post #8938326

You know, Dinu, I think it's for the best you did not swat that metal mosquito ... might have hurt yourself!
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 21, 2011
3:23 PM

Post #8938515

Trip to SF yesterday ... Here's City Hall on a gorgeous clear day in December ... with the Christmas tree in front ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 21, 2011
3:26 PM

Post #8938518

Inside City Hall, at least 7 couples getting married ... here's one of them ... up top, the Tree of Hope ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 21, 2011
3:28 PM

Post #8938521

"The Rainbow World Fund’s World Tree of Hope is a holiday tree in the Rotunda of San Francisco City Hall decorated with thousands of origami cranes, each inscribed with written notes of hope & peace from children and individuals from around the world."

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

December 21, 2011
7:38 PM

Post #8938791

Wonderful SF shots, Jubilada. I especially like the one of City Hall. My, that's an impressive layout!

Dinu, that metal mosquito might haven bitten you if you'd threatened it -- glad you didn't!
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 23, 2011
2:44 PM

Post #8940824

From my walk today ...

Bi-Color Camellia with Bee ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 23, 2011
2:45 PM

Post #8940826

Could not resist this old guy in his cute old car (what is it ... Pontiac, maybe?) ... had to shoot real fast so it's not in perfect focus ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 23, 2011
2:46 PM

Post #8940828

Bougainvillea ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 23, 2011
2:47 PM

Post #8940829

Hippo Statuary in Holiday Garb ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

December 24, 2011
10:43 AM

Post #8941587

Christmas lights in Oklahoma City (photo taken by my brother)...

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 24, 2011
1:32 PM

Post #8941727

OH MY!!! :0 I love that forrest!!!*** Beautiful ***

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 27, 2011
6:20 AM

Post #8943972

bluegrassmom very beautiful light house pic...it does look like a painting.
Dinu the metal mosquito is too funny.
Jubilada love all the photos and that candy cane Camellia is really striking!
MissMary the Christmas trees are beautiful, love how they reflect in the water.

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Some of my Christmas cookies...Shortbread.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

December 28, 2011
8:43 AM

Post #8945359

sk, are those colours on the cookies above natural or synthetic? Sure you are all enjoying the Holiday Season.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 28, 2011
10:55 AM

Post #8945445

Sunkissed, I must say those cookies look awfully delicious ... and so festive! Do I spy Hershey's white chocolate kisses in the center??? Oh, my!

Not that it compares at all, but here's some of my Cranberry Tea Bread with a rainbow ... I have one of those crystals hanging in my kitchen window, that rotates powered by a sun-driven engine, and when the sun is just right the room is a swirl of little rainbows ... In this case the rainbow stopped momentarily on the Tea Bread ... some kind of sign? Who knows ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 28, 2011
10:56 AM

Post #8945446

And of course, there are always more mushrooms ... this time with some little calendulas ...

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 28, 2011
1:20 PM

Post #8945560

Dinu the colors are sugar dyed and candied pieces. And Jublilada ...that is a big white peppermint Hershey chip, they are so good. I like the rainbow from your crystal...I have one that at a certain time of the day sends colors all around the living room...now you got me wanting to photo it. ☺
Those are some nice looking mushrooms there and the yellow flowers really make the picture, can you eat those mushrooms?

My Crown of Thorns plant blooming

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 28, 2011
3:20 PM

Post #8945700

Sunkissed, I personally would not risk eating those mushrooms ... I'm no expert, and I'd like to keep my liver ... pretty Crown of Thorns!

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 1, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #8949787

I was trying to shoot the blue-banded bee that hovers often around the water lily in the pond. I got this one alright and I've cropped the flower. When I pressed the button, this bee was at the top left corner of the frame. Almost just in!

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 1, 2012
7:15 AM

Post #8949788

This black kite does not know it is January 1 today. Lovely blue skies today, following the last 3-4 days of cloudy ones due to a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. It has weakened and gone after doing some damage on the coast which is far from here.

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 1, 2012
8:00 AM

Post #8949828

Wow, Dinu -- fantastic! I'm glad that bee is turned away from the camera. If not, I'd be tempted to run away from my computer! It is such a good, clear, crisp capture and the Kite is as well. Nice!
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 1, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #8950586

Boy, that's some Bee, Dinu ... fabulous!

Here are two shots of mushrooms in my yard, one taken Dec. 23 ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 1, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #8950587

The same mushrooms today, January 1 ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 1, 2012
8:52 PM

Post #8950830

My, my, Jubilada -- they look like little fungal parasols! How interesting!
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

January 1, 2012
9:39 PM

Post #8950911

I like those 2 shots of mushrooms Jubilada, Very interesting how the splitting is made on the last shot.

My Azalea is blooming, It's so pleasing to see some blooms during winter.

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woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 2, 2012
6:59 AM

Post #8951148

I hope this is the shot I'm looking for. My spousal unit did this while I was napping. It's incredible the effort he will go to for a joke.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 2, 2012
8:35 AM

Post #8951293

woodspirit1,
Rehearsal of some movie-shoot ... you must think that way!!

An ad hoarding on top of a two-storey building at the junction outside our home gets some pigeon-poop decoration... They love to perch there often.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 6, 2012
3:31 PM

Post #8957170

That's a very clever shot, Dinu, bird poop and all!

Here's a Peace Lily bloom ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 6, 2012
3:31 PM

Post #8957174

And another ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 16, 2012
3:03 PM

Post #8970331

Clouds and the neighbor's walnut tree, yesterday afternoon ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 16, 2012
3:04 PM

Post #8970332

Pansy in a pot on the front porch this morning ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 16, 2012
5:03 PM

Post #8970507

Very pretty cloud / tree composition, Jubilada!

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 16, 2012
9:04 PM

Post #8970734

Tree-cloud shot is pretty good!
Damselflies mating.

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 20, 2012
4:45 AM

Post #8975095

Well I'm back...wonderful pictures..had quite a few to catch up on.
Dinu the blue banded bee...excellent and the Damselflies mating...great shot...glad to see you are posting some of your great shots again.
Jubilada nice shots, especially the clouds behind the tree silhouette. I love how mushrooms change daily.
woodspirit1...way too funny, your spouse must be a real character.
Burn..some of my azaleas are popping out flowers now...lots of buds...nice shot.


A wood stork I caught with my camera on our Jan. camping trip...kind of rare water bird to see around here...on the endangered species list. Pretty feathers...but ugly head.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 20, 2012
4:33 PM

Post #8975841

Sunkissed, nice to "see" you again ... that wood stork sure does have pretty features, and a sadly unattractive head ... one only a mother could love, I suppose ...

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 21, 2012
8:10 AM

Post #8976374

sunkissed, thanks a lot. I'm not taking many pictures these days due to my preoccupation. Did have a session 2 days ago. Sunset seen from the top of our new house being built. In fact, busy there. I'm standing in a 3-inch deep pool of water to take this shot... water being stagnated on concrete to cure the roof. First floor.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 21, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #8976377

A crow with a piece of roti [wheat product] offered by a neighbour the previous morning. They are 'trained' for this routine every morning. It is perching on the ladder tip. I was on the lowest rung.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 21, 2012
8:14 AM

Post #8976379

Eastern cityscape from the top of our house. Ad hoardings are common these days, marring the beauty [only if one looks like this!]. That dome is a heritage building's, belonging to the Palace Admn.

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woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 21, 2012
1:14 PM

Post #8976720

The buildings are beautiful. We call those outdoor ads, billboards."Bills" at one time were ads often stuck up on buildings or fences or power poles. I remember growing up seeing small signs at those locations saying "Post No Bills."

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 22, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #8977558

Talking about bills...there were jokes and cartoons.. "Stick No Bills" - someone pasted a post saying that! We also call those huge ones as 'flexboards'.. I don't know how these terms get floated. Billboards are also used - earlier they were mostly for film banners and huge posters. You have not seen images of Indian Film theatres. Fan-groups put up huge boards - the size of the building itself, of their hero during the film being screened there. This is besides the 'official' ad poster put up in the allotted space. Smaller boards are also put up on poles here also- the municipality makes money out of it.

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 22, 2012
4:36 PM

Post #8978126

They have been banned in many municipalities here. There got to be so many along the roads that it became ugly, blocked views and distracted drivers. We have a few big ones outside the municipal area in the more rural area, and they are awful. One has been used in years is now in bad shape with the original image mostly rotted way. I hate them.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 22, 2012
5:21 PM

Post #8978177

Very nice sunset shot Dinu ...

Here are a few from my walk today ...

Raven on a roof (crow, blackbird, whatever ...) ... photo is cropped ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 22, 2012
5:22 PM

Post #8978180

Tree in Eleanor Pardee Park ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 22, 2012
5:23 PM

Post #8978183

Another tree ... this tree has been growing like this ever since I've known it, maybe 20 years ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 22, 2012
5:24 PM

Post #8978184

Palm Tree and cloudy sky ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 22, 2012
5:25 PM

Post #8978188

Grapefruit on a fence ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 22, 2012
7:09 PM

Post #8978305

Pot of Pink Hydrangeas, by the light over the kitchen sink ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 22, 2012
9:15 PM

Post #8978413

The Oyster Mushroom Farm my step son gave me for Xmas is coming ALIVE ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 22, 2012
9:34 PM

Post #8978422

Jubilada, I have never heard of an Oyster Mushroom Farm. How big is that? Are they edible? And, my, that tree growing on the ground is unusual! Really interesting pics tonight.

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 23, 2012
4:59 AM

Post #8978568

Dinu, love the see the city scape...the billboard does kind of stand out...I hate how our freeways have them all up and down, they spoil the pretty scenery.

Jubilada, love those hydrangeas, what a pretty color. What a neat gift to get, a mushroom farm...I am wondering like Missmary, can you eat them?

I submitted some photos to the Florida State park photo contest back in December and got an email yesterday that I won first place...I'm so excited...I have entered contest and win maybe a runner up or nothing at all. The photos were put on display at an art show and people choose the ones they liked. This was taken at our favorite beach here, Flagler Beach, Gamble Rogers State park. They will display my photo on their website. Beach morning glories.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 23, 2012
8:18 AM

Post #8978869

Sunkissed, congratulations on your winning photo! It's a marvelous shot!

The Oyster mushrooms are edible, and I should be able to harvest them in a few days. In case you're interested, here's the link:

http://www.backtotheroots.com/

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 23, 2012
8:23 AM

Post #8978875

How interesting! Thanks for the link, Jubilada.

Sunkissed, I can imagine how excited you must be! That's a wonderful shot. Big-time congrats!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

January 23, 2012
6:42 PM

Post #8979885

I've not had anything to post for such a long time, but have been lurking and enjoying everyone's photos.

Sunkissed, that's wonderful. Congratulations!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 23, 2012
7:52 PM

Post #8979956

I've missed your beautiful water shots, Margaret.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 23, 2012
9:28 PM

Post #8980040

Jibilada, I never knew mushrooms could be grown like that - in packet!

sukissed, hearty congratulations on the winning photo. I did not take part this time... no worthy photos also.

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 26, 2012
3:33 PM

Post #8983296

Jubilada, I have never seen hydrangeas that pink. Our soil is acid here so we get blue hydrangeas, occaisionally purple.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2012
5:30 PM

Post #8983495

woodspirit, those hydrangeas are really almost "shockingly" pink ... they're from a florist (a gift), and I'm not sure if they did anything to the plant or not ... it IS a very fine specimen, and I hope to transplant it later on this year. Most of my hydrangeas are pale pink or white. I do have a "red" one that has come back "true" for the past couple of years ... I do give them food for acid loving plants, but that hasn't seemed to make much of a difference ...

And, here's an update on that "mushroom farm" ... photo taken this morning ... the two largest mushrooms have been harvested, sauteed with shallots and added to some brown rice for dinner tonight ...

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 27, 2012
6:33 AM

Post #8983918

Jubilada those hydrangeas are very pretty, It would be nice if they stay that color. They are all pale pink and purple here, and I've never seen red...you'll have to post a photo of that.
The mushrooms farm sounds like such a neat idea...thanks for posting the link to it.

Thanks everyone for the congrats on the photo...they put my picture along with others on their webpage and my name...it is pretty cool. I get some free stuff too, they are mailing it to me.

Took a photograph of some milkweed in my yard, if you enlarge it the one flower looks like a little lion's head.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 27, 2012
9:31 AM

Post #8984161

I want to sail like this Eagle.

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Valsflowers
Litchfield Park, AZ

January 27, 2012
5:48 PM

Post #8984738

Sunkissed, I thought your milkweed looked more like a fish. Like finding Nemo's cousin. Either way, very cheery.
Jubilada, your mushrooms look amazing.
All in all, I love looking at everyones pictures as I feel I get to travel all the country. :-)

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 27, 2012
8:14 PM

Post #8984897

Majestic eagle, Dinu!
Valsflowers, it is nice traveling so easily, isn't it?

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 28, 2012
7:39 AM

Post #8985281

Valsflowers, we call it as 'armchair travelers'! We all do that from time to time... some are more obsessed with it than others... agree?

Picture: Rose-ringed parakeet.. take off.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 28, 2012
7:43 AM

Post #8985285

Tried a night shot recently to see if my camera shutter button was working properly... it did and luckily it continues to work. It seemed to malfunction for a few days, but somehow it has set itself right. May be some dust was in the way at the half way press stage.

That shop opposite our house, across the road, had opened newly. 'Fast food joint'. Haven't tried yet.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2012
10:56 AM

Post #8985458

Nice closeup of the milkweed, sunkissed ... could be a lion, or Nemo's cousin, depending on how you look at it!

Nice soaring eagle, Dinu ... and your night shot's very interesting!

Took a little trip to SF for lunch, yesterday (the restaurant is One Market, and if you're ever in SF, that is definitely a place to go!) ... so I got a few snaps ...

On the way to the Ferry Building ... reflections of the building across the street in these windows ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2012
10:58 AM

Post #8985462

The Bay Bridge ... and yes the sky was that blue (temps in the 60s, and no wind! ... the forecasters call this "Jantober" weather) ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2012
10:59 AM

Post #8985465

One of my favorite things along the Embarcadero ... Claes Oldenberg's "Cupid's Arrow" ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2012
11:00 AM

Post #8985469

A seagull ... "sittin' on the dock of the bay" ... (cropped photo)

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2012
11:03 AM

Post #8985475

The Marine Firements Union building on Second Street ... I could not find out when this was built, who the architect was, or who did the bas relief ... it looks very Art Deco to me, and probably even a WPA product ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2012
11:04 AM

Post #8985477

And this adorable little Fiat near Second Street ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2012
11:42 AM

Post #8985519

"Rascacielos" ... (sky scratchers)

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Valsflowers
Litchfield Park, AZ

January 29, 2012
8:10 AM

Post #8986468

Pear tree in bloom.

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Valsflowers
Litchfield Park, AZ

January 29, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #8986470

The bees love the stinky smell.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 29, 2012
9:57 AM

Post #8986575

"What I created and saw today"!!
Little guessing game here - tell me what.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2012
7:40 PM

Post #8988824

Dew soaked paper-white ...

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 30, 2012
9:42 PM

Post #8988934

Great Fiat Car that! Rear Engine I guess. Lovely vintage! Why is that Registration plate like that?

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 31, 2012
4:54 AM

Post #8989073

Hmmm...Dinu looks like hair or grass...but you creating it throws me off...maybe even flames...I really have no clue. Great shot catching an eagle...I saw one here the other day when walking...oh how I wished I had my camera.

Jubilada...love the dewy paper white. And love to see your town in photos, the Cupid's Arrow is really neat.

Val I love the pear blossoms against that blue sky, very pretty picture.


Had to cut back my pepper plants...so had to pick the last of the peppers all off. But already have a new little orange bell pepper starting...they like the cooler weather and do well until it gets real hot in the summer...they take a rest then.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 31, 2012
4:06 PM

Post #8989842

Some nice peppers there, sunkissed! Hard to imagine harvesting them this time of year!

Dinu, I give up! What is that "creation"? Looks like it might be something burning. Also, what do you question about the registration (license) plate? It seems pretty normal to me ...

A new "art installation" is opening tomorrow near where I live, I previewed it yesterday. Kind of interesting. Called "Lawn Bowls." They're all made out of plastic wrappers from various everyday items ... here's a link to the site which explains it somewhat ...

http://sf.backpage.com/Events/21-palo-alto-art-center-installation-judith-selby-langs-lawnbowls/9468827

And here are a couple of shots ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 31, 2012
4:08 PM

Post #8989846

"The Joy of Everyday ..."

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 31, 2012
4:08 PM

Post #8989850

Camellias ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 31, 2012
4:11 PM

Post #8989853

And, also at the Gamble Garden Center, Mahonia sikkeimensis ... do you know this plant, Dinu ... they say it's native to India ...

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 31, 2012
8:44 PM

Post #8990247

Sikkim is a state in the north east, very far from Mysore. It is in the high hills. The vegetation differs from here. May be the name they have given that suggests that it is native to that part of India. Nice flowers though. I have not seen it during my lone visit 2 years ago. Of course, the visit was a hurried and short one.

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

January 31, 2012
10:31 PM

Post #8990295

Jubilada, good minds do indeed "run alike," as they say in the South! I, too, took a picture of Mahonia today -- at Dixon Gardens. I don't know what variety this is.

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DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

February 1, 2012
1:23 AM

Post #8990318

Some pictures from Scotland (visiting).
Woolly lichen on tree, this doesn't grow just anywhere , only where air is very clean - never see it in the southeast were I live.

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DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

February 1, 2012
1:29 AM

Post #8990321

Snow on the edge of the highlands

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DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

February 1, 2012
1:33 AM

Post #8990322

Nice bit of moss on a branch, moss and lichen grow rampantly up here due to the clean air and persistently cool, damp conditions.

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 1, 2012
6:05 AM

Post #8990469

Jubilada interesting balls, and the Camellias are beautiful here this year, I don't have any, wish I did.

DMersh wonderful pictures, finding your photos of Scotland very beautiful. We have lichen here in Florida, I see it, but it is called reindeer lichen if I'm not mistaking...think because the deer eat it, looks pretty similar to your photographed woolly lichen. Lots of different mosses here in FL especially this time of year.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

February 1, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #8990605

Sugarcane plant bloom. Photo taken in 2010.

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woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 2, 2012
6:23 PM

Post #8992688

Dinu, sometimes people want a "Personalized" license plate. The one on the Fiat looks like some kind of nickname or an amalgam of a couple of words. Lots of times, when people have a business or hobby, they will use that on their license plate.
Ms Mary: I love that Mahonia. They will grow in shade and are evergreen, but what I love is that they bloom in winter. I've got to find one this year, if its not too big.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 5, 2012
4:50 PM

Post #8995910

The acacia tree down the street has begun to flower ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 5, 2012
8:32 PM

Post #8996166

If this is just the "beginning" of its blooming, I can't wait to see more! Wow!
DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2012
11:17 AM

Post #8996770

Its snowed here for first time this winter, was starting to think we'd escape snow this year.

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DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2012
11:21 AM

Post #8996775

Saw this fly on the snow! Don't know if it was still alive, it must have emerged in the very mild weather we've had recently then gotten caught out by the snow.

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 7, 2012
2:41 PM

Post #8998237

Walked around at Dixon Gardens today. Even though it's waaaay too early to start thinking it's Spring around here, I must admit that I'm enjoying the tease. Crocus, Star Magnolia, Paper Bush and Daffodils...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 7, 2012
4:29 PM

Post #8998350

DMersh, lovely snow scene ... you guys are really getting hit with winter now, aren't you! And oh, that poor fly!

Miss Mary, lovely spring blooms there ... even though the groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter ...

Seems like spring in my yard, too ... and actually, we've had no winter to speak of, except some freezing ...

Here's an azalea, some forget-me-nots, a moon-faced pansy, some primula ... and a flowering plum across the street ...

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 7, 2012
8:21 PM

Post #8998580

Beautiful photos, everyone. Finally I have something to share. The Queen Mary 2 came into port at Fremantle this morning - late, I might add! Here's a couple of shots. In the first one, note the submarine at its bow. The ship was still way out in Gage Roads in that first shot. The second and third shots are of it arriving at the entrance to the harbour.

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 7, 2012
8:26 PM

Post #8998585

The red flowering tree in the first two shots is a Brachychiton Acereifolius in our back yard. The third image is of the curry leaf tree - fantastic in curries. The fourth is a cycad coming into flower and the last, a frangipani (plumeria) in the top yard.


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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 7, 2012
8:41 PM

Post #8998604

Wonderful flower and tree shots, Margaret, but I especially love those shots of the Queen Mary 2 ... wow, what a ship! Wow!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 7, 2012
9:00 PM

Post #8998621

It's huge, Jubi. I was listening on the radio and the chap from the Port Authority was saying it is the only ship where the staff in the control tower (or whatever it's called for ships) can look directly into the bridge - at eye level.

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 7, 2012
9:10 PM

Post #8998626

Margaret, you're back with those wonderful water shots! And that they are -- wow, what a ship! Great shots!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 7, 2012
9:18 PM

Post #8998629

Thanks, HMM. Unless I get distracted (easy), I might head back down there when it leaves this afternoon. The entrance to the harbour was bristling with people and it was one of those situations where strangers all talk to each other because of the shared interest. We need more ships. There were two submarines out there as well.

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2012
6:27 AM

Post #8998929

Hey, a friend of mine from High School is a musician on cruises. He will be on the QM 2 from July to November.

Oh those Frangipani are gorgeous. But love also seeing those spring flowers. May not be long here until I can see some???!!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 8, 2012
7:26 AM

Post #8998991

Margaret, I forgot to mention how lovely your photo of the plumeria is. It's simply beautiful to begin with and your capture leaves me speechless.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

February 8, 2012
9:55 AM

Post #8999192

1. My favourite bird.
2. My favourite orchid - favourite because it is on show for 3 months.
3. My favourite colours!
4. This morning's moon set was brilliant - 6.27 am. Photo taken outside our house, looking left [west].

Adding up to 5 images in one posting is a wonderful new feature! Noticed it today.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 8, 2012
11:15 AM

Post #8999280

Dinu, those are all wonderful photos ... but I especially love that moon shot! Wow!
DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

February 8, 2012
3:41 PM

Post #8999582

I like crows, they're very clever birds. Crows tend to be crows, they are same sort of bird wherever in the world they are.
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 8, 2012
6:51 PM

Post #8999797

I'm no real fan of crows (or ravens) ... they seem to be obnoxious, overbearing, and loud ... and I'm sure the multiplication of their numbers in our neighborhood over the last 10 years is directly responsible for the eradication of the quail, as well as the diminishing of other birds ... incidentally, I'm not the only one in my neighborhood who has noticed this ... that being said, I'm sure a crow's mother loves it ...

On my walk today, an absolutely gorgeous Camellia ... and here are three views of a Morgan motor car, which I find absolutely adorable and gorgeous as well ...

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Valsflowers
Litchfield Park, AZ

February 8, 2012
7:25 PM

Post #8999835

Wow Dinu, nice pictures. I love #3. What is that flower?

Jubilada, the Camellia is really pretty. I just planted 2 (different spots) but not sure how well they will do in this dry heat.
The car is beautiful. I can see myself in the passenger seat with a big beautiful hat on, going for a Sunday ride.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

February 8, 2012
9:01 PM

Post #8999931

Valsflowers, I'm not able to recollect that flower name right now, I'll revert to you. It's in the PF also.

Jubilada, Nice old car, and I liked the 'dust cover idea'! In Pic 2 background, I noticed a house with a compound wall! This may be rare there, isn't it? But here, we cannot imagine a house without a compound wall and gates!
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 8, 2012
9:16 PM

Post #8999938

Dinu, that's not a compound wall, it's a fence (basically), it's purpose is purely ornamental, and in this case it's supposedly "adobe" construction ... we have all sorts here ...

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 8, 2012
9:39 PM

Post #8999947

Wow, Jubilada, what a car! That is absolutely fantastic. You know, my favorite one is #4. The reflections are simply divine. There's a somewhat gnarled tree showcasing the hood ornament just "so," another lovely view of a cool tree on a tree-lined street (and perhaps a photographer?) on the driver's side fender and another cool tree reflection on the passenger side fender. That is one fine photo!
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2012
4:28 PM

Post #9002244

Thanks, Miss Mary!

On the more sedate side, here's a Hellebore and friend, the Hellebore alone, and the first narcissus in my front yard ...

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2012
3:46 PM

Post #9004339

More of that acacia tree today ...

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 12, 2012
8:37 PM

Post #9004696

Wow!
Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 15, 2012
1:14 PM

Post #9007891

Some daffodils and dew drops on a lupine leaf ...

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 16, 2012
6:04 AM

Post #9008573

Wow great photos everyone, love the five photos upload now.

Margaret love seeing the Queen Mary..that must be something to actually see in person. All your photos are breathtaking.

Dinu love the bird silhouette and the sugar cane photo is great.

DMersh love the pretty snow shot...I do love winter scenes.

Miss Mary your garden shots are really nice.

Jubilada that is one nice car...so shiny. Love the daffodils, I don't see them around here, guess they don't do well in our humidity. They really are lovely flowers.

I've been camping again and busy getting the garden ready for spring...not too much photo taking, but while camping we visited a garden in Ormond Beach, FL and I took some photos. If you look close at the bird of paradise you see a drop of nectar seeping out. That is my husband standing by the very tall bamboo.

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sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 16, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9008591

here are some from the campground on the Tomoka River, the statue was a tribute to the Timucua people who lived along the Tomoka River long before the European colonization of Florida. It was sculpted in 1954. It was pretty overcast the whole time we were there.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

February 16, 2012
8:16 AM

Post #9008715

1. Weaver ant saying 'good morning' to me.
2. Cement pot maker's pots for sale. Was passing by last week. Not bought, just pictured.
3. Weaver ants had attacked a bee that flew close to the leaves. Amazing teamwork! They have captured its food. They stretch their hindlegs and catch! 1..2...3... catch!
4. I disturbed its new nest. During summer [almost here] they are a nuisance everywhere. They proliferate.
5. I almost wrote 'some pond in the fish'! But realized the interchange!

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2012
7:45 PM

Post #9009435

Very nice photos from your camping adventure, sunkissed ... the Bird of Paradise is lovely, and all the statuary is very interesting. Nice captures of those wading birds (cranes? egrets?) ...

Dinu, fascinating bunch of fotos ... those Weaver ants are something else! Do they bite people?

Here are some shots I got today (with my new wide-angle lens and polarizing filter) of a glass bottle house in front of City Hall ("Clear Story"), and some Saucer Magnolias in Gamble Gardens ...

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 16, 2012
8:55 PM

Post #9009484

Great shots, sunkissed, Jubilada and Dinu. Congratulations on the new lens and the polariser, Jubi. I love polarised light, it's so rich. Beautiful magnolias.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

February 16, 2012
9:47 PM

Post #9009505

Interesting bottle house that!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 17, 2012
2:08 PM

Post #9010204

Sunkissed, those are all wonderful but I'm particularly taken with the BOP nectar drop! What a catch!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 17, 2012
7:02 PM

Post #9010556

Some Georgia Blue Speedwell that has been courageously blooming most of the winter...

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MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

February 18, 2012
10:26 PM

Post #9011677

Beautiful, Miss Mary.

A feather on the water.

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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 18, 2012
10:39 PM

Post #9011680

Beautiful swirls and reflections on that second one, Margaret!

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

February 19, 2012
7:10 AM

Post #9011896

Some sort of lacewing eggs I found yesterday.
From the shot taken from above the set I saw that they had already hatched.
They are so tiny that it is not noticeable to the eye. Only young eyes may make that out with naked eye on close look.

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Jubilada
Palo Alto, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2012
11:08 AM

Post #9012088

Margaret, those feather on water photos are wonderful!

Dinu, the lacewing egg photos are absolutely fascinating! Great catch! And do I ever know what you mean about "young" eyes!

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 19, 2012
11:46 AM

Post #9012121

Wonderful, Dinu!

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 19, 2012
12:23 PM

Post #9012167

The bird is a Great Blue Heron.

Dinu I love the weaver ant single photo, I had to go back and look at it several times, and the lacewing eggs, your camera takes almost microscopic photos. I still love that ant.

Margaret the second photo of the feather is so beautiful, love how the feather still looks dry and... well...feathery. ☺

Jubilada that is a very fascinating house...I especially like the middle photo.

Such beautiful blue flowers MissMary.

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

February 19, 2012
5:37 PM

Post #9012482

Well, here we are, sneaking up on 200, so I'll start a new thread for us. Join me there!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=9012480

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

February 20, 2012
3:31 AM

Post #9012824

HM Mary, you have read my mind... wanted to say about the next series! Udunnit!

Jubilada, "young eyes"!

sunkissed, it is a quality that my FZ8 has with its lens. Sharpness. It was one thing I considered while choosing the camera 4 yrs ago. It has been doing well so far.

See you all there in the next series.

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