Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Red Potato Eyes

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Red Potato Eyes

Red Potato Eyes


Aphids on Milkweed

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Aphids Yellow

Aphids Yellow

Aphids Yellow


Trapped Cactus Today

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus


Cymbidium in Bloom

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Cymbidium

I have two Cymbidium plants in large pots on the back garden deck. Even though the temperature can drop to the high 30º, the Cymbidium begin blooming every January.

Cymbidium


Happy New Year from Shell Beach

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

It was a beautiful day at the beach…

Beach

until the rogue wave got me!

After Rogue Wave

John was in the moment and missed the shot.

The wave was so powerful, I thought it was going to topple me over.
Had to empty my boots three times!



Dangerous Waves Persist Along Central Coast Beaches

The high surf persists along the Central Coast, where the advisory issued Tuesday has evolved into a warning.

Breaking waves are expected to be 15 to 20 feet tall and swimming is considered dangerous. The risk of drowning is exceptionally high due to the strong rip current.



I checked the tide app and read the tide report.

How did I not read about this before visiting the beach???


Visit to South Carolina

Monday, December 16th, 2019

A Little Color

Berry

Text

Tree Farm

Tree Farm

Tree Farm Bee

Tree Farm Bee

A Little Texture

Palm Texture

Palm Texture

Palm Texture

Palm Texture

Lichens

Lichens

Dried Buds


African Violet, Dianthus, Tendril

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

African Violet

Dianthus and Bunny

Tendril


Fern and Palm

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Fern

Fern

Palm

Palm


New Succulents

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Succulent Purchases from Cal Poly’s Succulentopia Plant Sale

New Succulents

Echeveria setosa var deminuta

Echeveria setosa var deminuta

Echeveria setosa


Echeveria runyonii hybrid

Echeveria runyonii hybrid

Echeveris runyonii


Neighborhood Nursery Sale

Sedum dasyphyllum Major

Sedum dasyphyllum Major

Sedum dasyphyllum Major


Santolina chamaec parissus Nana

Santolina chamaec parissus Nana

Santolina_chamaecyparissus


Podcasts/Websites

Jane Perrone, On the Ledge podcast/website

In Defense of Plants podcast/website

The Succulent Eclectic

San Marcos Growers, Echeveria

World of Succulents

British Cactus & Succulent Society

International Crassulaceae Network

Books

Miles Anderson, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Growing Cacti & Succulents

Fred Dortort, The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World


Water Droplets and Webs

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Water Droplets

Water Droplets

Who made the webs???

Webs