Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Eclipse of the Moon

After a couple of weeks of windstorms and the worst one was last Sunday we have had a fairly nice couple of days. On Monday night I stayed up very late and watched the eclipse of the moon. I had seen them before and went to bed but then I decided to get up and watch it, so I did. It started about 11:30 pm here and the moon was totally dark at 1:30 am. And yes I could see the red glow over the moon that made it a blood moon but that color did not come out in my photos. I am pleased with my little Cannon camera for taking the photos it did of the moon so far away. Especially as I was standing there shaking in the cool air and didn't use a tripod. But at this point I was to tired and cold to stay up any longer so the photos are of the first half of the eclipse only.

Monday, April 14, 2014

By the Back Door

 This desert wild flower is growing by our back door or rather by the full length window by the back door. Tuffee dog was wanting in and Cassie cat was wanting out. Cassie will stand up and scratch on the glass to get my attention. But when she goes out she gets scared and wants back in, so she is an indoor cat which is what I want. My other cats want out to be barn cats and mousers. But we can't let them out much as we have too many coyotes in the neighborhood.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Redbud Tree


one of the orchids I bought last year decided to bloom again this year. Don't know what I did different to this one I didn't do to the other two get this one to bloom. Will keep up what I know I did and hope the others bloom later.



Monday, March 24, 2014

Amaryllis Flower

 Amaryllis are amazing flowers. They are a bulb that has long strappy leaves and usually once a year they put up a long stalk with 2 to 4 very large blossoms. I got this one about 8 years ago. It bloomed and knowing it was hard to get them to re-bloom it migrated around through my plants stuck in here or there where there was extra room for it. A couple of weeks ago I notice it had decided to bloom again. First there was the long stalk with just a touch of red showing, gradually it got talker and bigger until all 3 blossoms were open. They are each at least 6 inches across. Of course one of the cats decided to play with one and put a couple of scratches in it.

A Little Spring

 Nectarine, peach blossoms. Notice the bee in the first photo. I was glad to see the bees out as we need them to pollinate fruit and veggies. If you are careful they won't sting. The white ones are Bradford pears which are non-fruiting trees.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Indoor Flowers

Some of my indoor flowers are blooming which makes the winter a lot brighter.