Let me begin with a picture I took yesterday at an exhibition on Interiors. Since we are into a new house project at this time, we thought there might be something interesting in it. I thought this decoration was meant to be shared. An exhibit of floor designs.
Some nice photos on the last thread. I'm sorry I've been out of touch. Lots of health issues to deal with in the family.
But if you all don't mind me doing some catch up I have some photos to share that I haven't posted.
Here is a Belated Christmas Spirit for you. : - )
It may not be as good a quality, but I like his little feet. : - )
Dinu, sorry about the termites, they can be a real problem out here too, same as with carpenter ants. Sigh.
Nice photos everyone. I missed you all!
Sometimes I get lucky Dinu. I showed my Jonathan your termites, and for a kid that likes bugs, he was grossed out. He did think that it was a good photo. I took him back to show him those on the last page of this thread. Then I just had to show him the stork. His mom, mailed him back his camera, and I am encouraging him to continue taking photos. He's taking photography classes at the college too. : - )
Kwanjin, I'm here, and I missed you too. Really truly. I have been ill, and worse, I lost my battery charger and couldn't download photos until I found it. I've still got to down load the photos from the Nikon, but downloaded the few I've taken from the Canon point & click yesterday.
My sweet caregiver, put the battery charger away for me, but I finally found it last night.
I really enjoyed some of the photos from the last page of the thread and wish I could remember who took some of those photos. They were good. I like taking photos of fungus too. Although, we haven't had much rain this year, and I haven't been able to get out and walk like I used to, so the only ones I get to see are in the lawn. LOL~
I thought that the kestrel was the smallest member of the Hawk family. Out here they often called, chicken hawks. Nice photo of him too. : - )
I hope to get the Nikon photos done today.
I tire very quickly these days and should be resting before my weekly tune up. : - )
Wow, kwanjin. How nice of you to share it here! Wonderful shot of the plane 'eye to eye'!! Boeing 787.
1. My favourite Blue banded bee.
2. Aegle marmelos tree and fruits taken early in the morning about sunrise time.
3. Found a Gorami fish dead and kept it out of the pond. It lived for 3 yrs in my pond. Ants are already feeding on it.
This is actually today. The above were dug up from recent archive.
1. Fiddlewood tree has shed its leaves while the Almond tree has got a new set. I plan to trim down the high vertical branch. It will be tough as electical wires are hanging below it. Also the almond tree may be chopped down in full, being unable to handle its load of huge falling leaves twice a year.
2. The hibiscuses were removed by DW for God worship soon after this shot.
3. The young man is resting during lunch time near my pond. He was working with the steel rods that are going in for our new house construction [nearing completion]. "Bar benders" are they are popularly called.
4. "Heritage Dust" accumulated in the grooves of the roof tile. I had removed it when the old building was demolished. Now I cleaned them to be used on the first floor of our new project. I tell you, some of those tiny grains you may see there are nearly 80-100 years old! That's why I call it heritage too!
This might be the place for this strange sunflower. Last fall he was on his way to being 'normal', about 2 feet tall, vertical, large happy leaves growing from him. Then we got a frost. But he wouldn't give up. Then we got another one. And a freeze or two. Every time he got gowing again he got set back until this spring, when he has so many flowers coming out all over I think he's going to look like...well, I have no idea!
Dinu looks like the young men over here...always a cell phone in their hand. :) Spider is a nice shot.
Mountaindweller, mother nature has a way of trimming back our plants for us, she trims my Mexican sunflower every year and it comes back fuller and more flowers each year.
My garden squirrel, has no fear of me and I'm forever chasing it out of my potted plants...will sit right by me when I'm working in the garden. I have two that seem to live in my garden, until mating seasons, which come twice a year, then I seem to have twenty.
Here is our squirrel. It has lovely stripes on his back.
He seemed to keep aside his fear when this fellow was bent on collecting some nesting material - here, a discarded straw mat. I was just about 8 feet from it, which is very rare. At other times, they just run away at the sight of people. They are so restless, ever ready to jump away at the slightest sense of danger.
I think we must supply these creatures with natural materials for their good. For their sake, we must have something natural, what do you say? They have to co-exist. I know they can be pesky sometimes. Yet, we must be tolerant enough and give them some margin.
Well II planted the trees, which gave them a home and nuts for food. The trees provide them with Spanish moss and lots of leaves in the fall, which they use for their nest. My squirrels will walk right under my feet when I 'm resting on my swing, or sit by my side while I'm working in the garden...so I must be doing something right to co-exist with them, because they seem to like being around me.
Now don't these squirrels look happy, they stop and pose for my photos, all I have to do is talk to them...they know I won't ever harm them...and I'm keeping my plastic mats. :)