Good Morning! I am in Florida and I am not sure there is anything more majestic than a Magnolia Tree.
I noticed about a week ago, one of the small trees at my office had one bud growing. So I stalked it, brought my camera to work so that I could catch it opening.
Finally the day arrived! But to my surprise this blossom was being attended to by Bees!
I have never seen this kind of behavior. The Bees were picking off the little bits from the stamen (I think that is what it’s called, that middle stob thing lol)…check out these pictures, tell me what you think. Have you seen Bees do this before?
Have you ever just picked up a rock for no apparent reason. I personally have a thing for rocks. I have no idea why. I’ve wondered, could it be some ancient impulse that is just hardwired in my DNA? There are plenty of oral traditions that speaks to this; like leaving a rock on a headstone to mark that someone visited…do you have any thoughts on this idea?
Here is one I just picked up and happened to have a few minutes…can you see a face? What else can you see?
So I’ve lived in Florida most of my life, I’ve seen all manners of Lizards in various conditions…But never like this! I was taking some random pictures and playing around with some of the “manual” settings. When I noticed something strange going on, he or she was molting before my eyes. The interesting thing was, I didn’t notice it until I looked at the pictures I was taking. Cool, huh?
I am SO Excited, Seymour has matured!
I’ve snapped a bunch of pictures at a few intervals as the Night Blooming Ceres was opening.
This is my first Red plumeria flower so far and as you can see from the picture there are a few more to come. It has a nice Honeysuckle smell, no wonder moths are attracted to it.
Here is what Wikipedia says about plumeria: “Plumeria flowers are most fragrant at night in order to lure sphinx moths to pollinate them. The flowers yield no nectar, however, and simply trick their pollinators. The moths inadvertently pollinate them by transferring pollen from flower to flower in their fruitless search for nectar.”
My first flower this summer on this Night Blooming Ceres. Last summer I had dozens. These things are so amazing, as the name suggests they only bloom at night then die in the morning.
So I’ll be conquering, or attempting to conquer my fear of certain green critters so that I can take pictures of this beauty while it’s open, soooo stay tuned!
I am not a fan, they have a job…I just wish they didn’t work so close to my comfort zone. This guy is a non native species that eats the little green native guys…I had him evicted twice and either he found his way back or someone else took his place.
This is my Grand-Dog, his name is Entei (En-Tay), a pokemon reference.
He is half Husky and Half Boxer. Even though is eyes look the same color they reflect differently, we assume it’s because most Huskies have different colored eyes.
He’s a trip! He has pajamas, a raincoat and cold weather booties! He especially loves wearing sweatshirts and sleeping under the covers.
He became a watchful big brother at Easter❣
Went on a walk with my son on some wooded property that belongs to his wife’s family. We don’t get to hangout much, so to say this was special is an understatement. We both love nature and quiet…
Here is a couple of the photos I took on our walk.
And because I love B & W
So this is a tababuea tree, I also call this a rain tree although I think there is another tree named this. I have a few others that are pink and after 5 years 2 of them finally flowered.
This yellow one was a volunteer from my neighbor. It had a sibling until just before this one sprouted buds. The caveman got to it, I kept telling him it was a “good ” tree and to leave it be lol, he mows everything down!
When it finally sprouted, you’d have thought the President was paying us a visit! I broke out my fancy camera, put my hat on backwards and started clicking!
Now if i can just get my dogs to stop peeing on my Gardenia! [SMH] Anyone have any suggestions on this?