Friday, July 31, 2009

Double Trouble

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I think I may have created a hole for myself by maybe promising two people two different colors for today, some "AndiF Cactus Green",& some "Olivia Purple Wort".
To prevent any conflict I decided to composite a few of both for both of you.
I hope you like them & Olivia, can you see grampa?
Have a great day all.
Andi, I`d be happy if I got a hint on the FFF theme.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cat`s Eyes

A new cat at my old house where I visited today.
I`m going back tomorrow to get some of my cactus collection specimens.
I hadn`t taken some of them in the rush to get out, but I went to visit today & took some shots also of my famous Olivia Purple Wort, which I will post tomorrow.
Have a great day.

Next to the Fence

Another quick shot from my evening walk with my friend Coconut.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Changing Faces in Different Places

Having fallen from grace from it`s usual place, the face was set on a limestone table on the deck.
As I walked by, I moved the character around, to say,"Hey, how`s everything?"
I hope everything`s cool.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Split Rail Fence

One of the little views I have on my nightly walk with Coconut

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Some years ago, my mother died on this day.
Here`s a rose for her, a lady of courage & who gave no quarter to the bullies of the world, but her heart to all the deserving.
I always loved you.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Meat Eater

This should entice you to check the linked images.
This is one of my carnivorous plants.
Luckily Teri noticed it`s opening & called me to bring my camera.
The total time elapsed from the first image, when it`s just opening, to the full starburst, is about 4/5 minutes at most.
The images with the flies & ants, were taken maybe 6/7 hours later.
I did include an image on Planet Earth of a physicist at rest who is currently visiting here.
Believe me, I think he "rested" a little too much.


The reason for this sign at my friend`s house, is in a few images linked to this one.
On sundays, the animal is loose in the neighborhood.
Don`t let your kids loose around here on Sundays.
That`s really only a way to say, hug your kids & keep them close, & love them always.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Deck Enlarger

One way to stash a large mirror that was in the way, was to place it in a way to reflect the small planter next to the house.
It seems to make the deck smaller, but the planter larger.
That is good use of space, don`t you think.
Have a great day.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


This is from a cactus discovered when we took out an invasive plant last year.
The invader was 15 feet high & quite extensive.
Tomorrow I`ll bring a ladder over to this yard & maybe get some better shots.
Although I have many cactus, this one left me with dozens of almost invisible spines over my hands & fingers.
"Approach With Caution" would be an appropriate sign for this one.
I handle all my other ones carefully, & hardly ever get spines.
I shall be careful with this one from now on.
The large spines you see in the image are not what I`m talking about.
Those ones don`t bother me in the least.

And you all, Please be careful out there.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Hiding Behind The Split Rail Fence

Although I`ve found myself real busy doing emergency work for a few of my clients, I still take time to go on walks with Coconut, that occasionally allow me to discover hiding blossoms.
Have a great day Please.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Singing a little aria, the blenny, the "diva of divers", pours it`s soul into the performance.
Have a great day, & Please, never be afraid to hum a tune.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Walking by my filtration unit for the water I use in my reef tanks, I noticed this beast.
As I`m always on the lookout for things to shoot, I had to blast this guy.
Over on Planet Earth, tonight`s sunset.
Please go look at it in the original size.
It`s a four shot composite.
And Please, have a nice day.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


These blooms are the beginning of the fruit season of my cactus that do provide edible sustenance.
Don`t knock it if you haven`t tasted these delicious fruits.
The post from last night is a precursor to this one & an example of my sample offerings.
Don`t worry,I know what I`m talking about.
It is so summertime here, I`m dizzy.
Have a great summertime day, Please.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Tonight I`m posting my rare cactus blossoms, so someone can view them.
I will be sending a care package of specimens of this cactus along with a selection of some of my other night bloomers, to this person, & I`mm lagging a little.
These opened tonight, & are at nose level, a definite benefit, since they are the most exotic scented blossoms I have ever enjoyed.
Since they are to attract a specific moth to pollinate & are only open for one night, they have to have a scent that will be attractive for miles.
Believe me they have a scent that does.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


I decided to post some green today. I forget the name of the plant these leaves are from, but I know exactly where I rescued them from.
In the header, I discovered a monogram of the letter "H" which is from Helen, our friend who used to own & live at our present house.
I noticed it while fooling around with the ever watching lizard.
On Planet Earth, a little image for JimF & in hoping that even during the summer break, he keeps an eye out for his pupils.
Somewhere in this mess, I included an image of some Green Leather Mushroom clones that are coming along just fine in the reef.
OT, To keep current, can someone please mention the FFFFF theme.
Have a great 4th weekend, & Please, be safe.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


From my deck this evening.
They`re back.


My Marine Betta, (common name) Comet lights up my reef with it`s Milky Way fly-by`s.
This fish which I`ve had for, maybe, 8 years, is getting more & more familiar with me.
On Planet Earth, the curling tentacles of a Purple Anemone.
Have a great day & smile at a stranger, Please.