This happened every afternoon during our long hot summer -- the girls had to get out of the sweltering hive! We could only speculate on whether this is why.... :)
A stainless steel bowl with Tagetes erecta and patula and Cursium avense blossoms.
Hanging basket with the full moon
I spotted this sign, which cracked me up every time I thought about it, near the airport in Springfield, Illinois.
My niece's dog, Gristle, who is obviously and wonderfully tolerant of her style of playing with him.
This little tree frog took up residence in my wren's nesting box..he stayed there all summer only leaving to get something to eat. Some days when we would check he'd be gone. The box is connected to a TV tower...and it's located about 4 ft from the ground.
Caught in the Act!
This is our blue Great Dane, Contessa. It was a hot summer in 2012, but this did not stop "Tessa" from spending the afternoon on her favorite spot - the trampoline. However, I chuckled when it appeared to me that she was keeping cool by fanning her lips.
Cactus gone bad.
Cat using some friends for a lift.
Biggest vs. Smallest flower in my garden. Big: Hibiscus moscheutos 'Pink Elephant'
Biggest vs. Smallest flower in my garden. Small: Coreopsis rosea 'American Dream'
A bubble in the sun, caught through my back door window as the kids were blowing bubbles outside.
Mina likes to be upside down in my daughter's lap. This picture was taken looking down on her. Every time I look at it, it gives me a chuckle with my daughter's legs sticking up..lol
Macro photography of a pair of Viceroy butterfly eggs on the tips of willow leaves.
I took this close up shot of a mysterious volunteer and sent it in to my fellow gardeners at DG to see if anyone knew what kind of tree it was. Turns out it is the Winged-Elm. Called a Bat-Elm in Texas. But the best answer came from bezziec of Pflugerville, TX...who called it a Bacon Tree!
Definitely fitting into the weird category, pictures of the insides of my eyes.
We had a family meal out. My seven year old daughter used the bathroom in the middle of our lunch in her one piece outfit. When we left I noticed something dangling from her back...I couldn't believe my eyes! Even though I was embarrassed for her I died laughing! She'll be utterly mortified one but day I had to snap a pic for posterity.
Ducks enjoying drainage ditch water after a quick shower.
Blackberry, aka leopard, lily has seed heads that look like blackberries.
Hot airballoons over Casper, WY. Contest every July when weather is right for flight
Hotair balloon with Wyoming emblem
My granddaughter, Aurora, giving Buddha instructions on proper use of a backscratcher.
I just gotta get a message to you!!!
An award winning Brahma in the background of its caretaker's boots.
'Don't get Around Much Anymore' - Mrs. Mouse(?) built her nest under the hood of my Element. I wonder how many rides she and her babies took before she decided to relocate.
Surfing Hurricane Isabel in New Jersey.
Castor Bean Leaf
Patio Peach leaves look like leather
Female sphinx, Hillwood Museum, Washington, DC May 2012
Morticia, rare Giant Corpse Flower at Franklin Park Zoo,
Boston, MA June, 2012
TITLE: "You talkin' to me?" My husband thought it funny to place a rubber toy T-Rex in our pond. The frogs love to perch on it. Here is just one shot of a frog on the T-Rex.
My Daughter in Oct. 2009 possing in front of an Agave plant at a rest area in New Mexico on our way to Texas.
Some of my gnomes cooling off with a dip in the tree well.
My scarecrow, Larry, celebrating the Fourth of July.
Since snow is odd for Austin, Texas we took this shot as it was falling on our tropical Loquat Tree.
My little Sophie dog ready to catch flies that are buzzing around the Stapelia gigantea
Save a Pumpkin...Carve a Carrot!
He is waiting for a bird.
Cardinal sneaking up on cat.
Best Friends Forever.
I'm To Big For My Bottle - taken indoors with macro lens, no flash, backlit on window sill, this flower is towering over it little bottle vase.
Z-Gauge railroader ponders the emergence of the Ricinus communis (Castor Bean)
Iced Tea and a Rest
This was taken from by side porch during a break I took from my gardening chores. Taken May 2011
Walking along the river I found this odd couple deep in conversation..
Rainbow to the point on Lake Simcoe
mimicry - the resemblance of an animal species to another species or to natural objects; provides concealment
Undulus Asperatus Clouds
Berries on a Tutsan shrub.
A red fox and her kit with a orange gourd in its mouth from the neighbors garden!
Ocean side rock shaped like a sea turtle
A man in the clouds.
It sure is creepy in the fall! I almost got caught in this spider's trap! The gargoyle didn't even warn me!
Glass Pumpkins in Palo Alto, September, 2012.
Farmer's Market "catch."
This chinese lantern has burst open & the fruit covered seeds have made their debut.
These statues of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe are found at Trees of Mystery in Klamath, California. You are driving in the giant redwood section of the state, go around a curve and see these statues. Trees weren't the only tall things around!!!
These concrete people are found along the street in Seattle, Washington. The city allows the "cretes" (as I liked to call them) to be decorated by anyone who would care to do so. Someone's birthday was being celebrated on the day we were there.
Dewdrops on emerging Columbine leaves.
Raindrops on the grass.
This is a white agapanthus flower in the opening stages. I think it looks like something from outer space
Tractor collecting in Rhode Island...came upon this as we were driving in the country , thought it was excellent.
Egret and Osprey, at opposite ends of a fallen tree perch. Taken at sunrise. I couldn't decide if this was a landscape or a bird photo, so here it is as "miscellaneous"! :)
The Gardener's Prayer.
Found in Damariscotta, ME.
Only a true gardener would appreciate this message!
Indiana Garden - Mid-summer Day Lily
Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas
"Emu Lou Hairless"
Grandson was not sure that he liked this stuffed Santa.
Taken at Schwetzingen,little town in south west of Germany close to Heidelberg, famous for it's castle and garden
the huge statue was in middle of downtown.
Santa Maria de Monstserrat
Montserrat is a multi-peaked mountain located near the city of Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. It is well known as the site of the Benedictine abbey, which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary.
Old & New Tallinn Estonia
A swing on a farm was captured during a quiet moment as the sun was setting. Something about this image was magic to my eyes.
A Honey Bee seemed to be doing a little Dosey Doe dance on a new bloom on my Peace rose. Never was able to get into her fresh new pollen. At least not just yet!
tomato plants need to be protected from the wet so here they have been given their own umbrellas, Parc de Wesserling, France
the fruits on this plant look like birds feeding, no idea what the plant is called
Our golden retriever, Belle, after those pesky chipmunks.
Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor or Hyla chrysoscelis)
Get out of my face, or the fur will fly!
Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea johnsonii) at bloom
View portrait (not landscape)
Frog or fungus??
Friends share lunch
Canada goose with his head in an "awkward" position; scratching his back
black and yellow garden spider
This is my brother & I on Sept. 28, 2012, he died 36 days after being diagnosed w/lung cancer. I shaved my head to stand by him as he lost his hair. Love your siblings, make time, make memories, I did.
What is behind this caring eye
My first time to see a farm implement like this.
Green tree frog was "riding" in my solar light love bus!
The gardener's hat rack.
Mule jumping contest at the 2012 Clark County Missouri Mule Show.
Dew drops on a spider web on my Thyme plant out in my herb garden
Heavy frost on old farm equipment out in the garden
topiary elephant and gardens
frog in canna swirl
Rat snake rescue
Wind farm in southern Minnesota. Green power.
These rather strange shy ladies (Cypripedium kentuckiense) show up at the garden party every spring.
These otherworldly snow ricecake plants (Arisaema sikokianum) are sunning themselves in the warm early spring sun.
Honey, you should let me drive!
Can we take a flower, please?
Squirrel holding pizza.
A grasshopper eating a wild tiger lilly
This was taken as a close up of a flower in my garden over the summer.
This was taken while walking through the woods this sping, There was a lot of white fluff caught in the weeds and in this spider web.
Undulus Asperatus Clouds
"Have you heard that if you put an infantile tomato inside your month, it will grow inside your stomach, so ...keep away from me please, Genius!"
Sweet rain!! Makes me so happy!!
'Lily' & her sock monkey, acting silly.
Zeus (German shepherd) at 10 weeks. He was our Christmas Card that year.
He died a few weeks ago suddenly. He was only 8.
RIP Zeus (Goofy)
Enjoying the Tomato Harvest
Tomato that I grew in my garden formed into weird shape!
I think I interrupted something between this male and female Anole by the look he is giving me.
Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis popularly known as Budha's hand citron is a curious looking fruit with several finger like projections. Cultivated as curiosity, and being highly fragrant for perfuming rooms and personal items. Photographed in Sunnyvale, USA
Citrus maxima 'Turban squash)
an interesting shaped fruit with a turban like outgrowth. Sold mostly as curiosity, table decoration and can be eaten roasted or in soups. Photographed in Sunnyvale, USA
Macro of an Amethyst Hibiscus
Ringed Doves with a heart shaped space between them
Close-up of Fairy Garden
Pink Pixie in the Fairy Garden
A future gardener
Daydreaming in the Garden
This turtle looks like he's smiling. But he really wasn't too happy being fished out of the pool, along with his buddy. They decided to give the pool a try instead of the lake.
standing on the fence
Showing off his "charms"
Rose was posing beautifully in front of the Cattail reeds, and Tausha insisted on telling me how to take this shot. . . . Guess who is looking (one-eyed) into the camera lens. (;
Begonias and grasses make up this giant caterpillar in the children's garden at a botanical garden in New York.
Japanese maples at the Seattle Japanese Garden
Pounce's new favorite place to sleep while I cruise the internet looking for funny cat pictures to post on Facebook.
Look closely, a tornado, didn't get out of my car!
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