Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Succulents and a Datura

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

The rain and storms have wrecked some of my succulents. We have had more rain from July to March, than we had July to June the previous year.

Echeveria pulvinata Red Velvet
Echeveria

Echeveria

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe

Not sure what this plant might be. I purchased it for .50 at the local Farm Supply

Succulent

Succulent

Senecio Jacobseni Weeping Jade
Some of the leaves on this plant are rotting.

Succulent

Succulent

Another plant that I have yet to identify, but it is lovely and about to bloom.

Succulent to ID

Datura pod, seed ready to be planted. The plant was started from a volunteer the previous year.

Datura Pod


Making New Plants

Friday, March 1st, 2019

“Succulent


More Fungi Under the Oaks

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Fungi

Fungi

Fungi

Fungi

Fungi

Fungi


Cerinthe

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Cerinthe 1

Cerinthe 2


After the Storm

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Caterpillar

Caterpillar Chrysalis

Caterpillar Chrysalis Detail


New Orange Mold Growth

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

2019 February 3

Orange Mold

2019 February 6

Orange Mold

2019 February 7

Orange Mold

2019 February 12

Orange Mold


Gulf Fritillary

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Recently found two Gulf Fritillary on my passiflora. When I converted part of the courtyard to succulents and drought tolerant plants, I made the mistake of moving my passiflora. It did not survive. There were some volunteers in another garden that I transferred to trellises in the courtyard. That is where the two Gulf Fritillary were found.

In the past, the majority of the Gulf Fritillary made it through their cycle to emerge as lovely butterflies. The first time I saw one I mistakenly thought it was a Monarch. Now I know they look nothing alike. Well, both have orange and black wings.

Need to check my archives for photos of Gulf Fritillary.

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary 1, 2019 January 20

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary 2, 2019 January 21

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary 2, 2019 January 31

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary 1, 2019 February 1


Monarch Emerged

Monarch emerged 2017 October 13.


February 12 2019

Cat 1

Cat 2

Tendril

A Lovely Tendril


Solandra maxima

Friday, February 1st, 2019

The images of the Solandra maxima are a plant that went nearly an entire year without a leaf. But it wasn’t dead. Thought I would wait and see.

The plant typically begins blooming in January. The plant is 12 feet long, has leaves, and at the very end of the plant, buds and flowers.

Solandra maxima

Solandra maxima

Solandra maxima

Solandra maxima

Solandra maxima

Solandra maxima

Solandra maxima

Solandra maxima

Solandra maxima

Solandra maxima with Brugmansia


Change

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Orange Mold

Orange Mold 16 January 2019

Orange Mold

Orange Mold 17 January 2019

Orange Mold

Orange Mold 18 January 2019

Orange Mold

Orange Mold 19 January 2019

Orange Mold

Orange Mold 20 January 2019

Orange Mold

Orange Mold 21 January 2019

Orange Mold

Orange Mold 22 January 2019

Orange Mold

Orange Mold 23 January 2019

Orange Mold

Orange Mold Flip Side 23 January 2019

Orange Mold

31 January–The orange is still changing, but too fragrant for inside. Found a new home in the greenhouse.


Fungi in the Gardens

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Fungus

After Two Days of Rain

Fungus

Fungus



Fairy White

Brown Dome

Dome



Under the Pines January 16

Pine Needle Circle

Under the Pines January 18
Pine Needle Circle



Next to the Bunny
Next to Bunny

Underside



More Undersides

Underside

Underside