Sunday, April 29, 2012

Variations of Flora From Home and the Preserve

3 indoor cacti

Columbine at home

Pipe Vine


Lady Slipper
 Just some of the wide variation of plants that grow in our area as natives or non.  From the thorny cactus to the dainty columbine, to the strange pipe vine, and odd development of the fern that starts as a fiddle head.  Finally the lady slipper that looks like its name sake but would hardly be big enough for my big toe. 

It has been a strange winter and spring, such that things sprung up early due to the unusually warm seasons.  Sadly, when the weather then turned a little cool many early food crops, like peaches were damaged as they had just bloomed too early to sustain the wave of cold and harsh winds. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Another Visit To Grounds for Sculpture

Another lovely day with my good friend Kathy at the Grounds for Sculpture.  The Peacocks alway seem to  ready to show off their magnificent colors and let me get close enough to show you too.  With the azaleas in bloom I had a lovely frame for the nice little waterfall.  Im working on my post processing skills and had a lot of fun with the two women statues.  I hope you like it.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

In Preparation for Earth Day the big Mustard Garlic Pull

Nursery at preserve

Mod Squad detected and iradicated a pile of the invasive alien

some folks just want to enjoy a walk

my handsome a cart ha!

Drew a regular and very hard worker...

great group on the Ecology Trail and staff member Sebastian in the rear

This is why it is bad to stereo type...all dolled up and ready to weed

I guess I went a little gonzo in the office

Esteemed director..wanted his pic with the red bud in back didnt care about the red car.

girl scout contributions seen on drive out

Red Tail Hawk showing it off in the Meadow
Just this past Thursday I was asked to bring my camera to the Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve to photograph the earthday preparations and clean up of the invasive Mustard Garlic that was scheduled for yesterday.  It was a great day and I had a lot of fun with some great folks. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012


sure was windy.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Tower One


Ground  floor lobby

Those are some BIG RED BOLTS

I dont know what they are but they have blue and are cool looking

Fake PANO I  cropped it.  View from 89th floor

89th floor

Im on 89th.  Workers were up a bit more.

Going down but I dont want to leave

ground view

This is going to be so cool when finished

How many places do you know where you can see tulips with high rise backdrop.
The captions really tell all.