There was lots of webbing between the long pointy leaves of the yucca plant. I took a dried leaf and gently poked at the web. The little fellow pictured below showed himself. He wouldn’t come out any further though. Pity. I wanted to see him closer.
I retrieved most of the lemons from the tree in the back yard the other day. Lemon trees equip their branches with wicked thorns. Long and sharp. The lemon pictured below is very well protected.
A passionfruit flower looks like an alien landing pad (see Passionfruit Flowers). As a human, it was hard for me to look away from these unbelievable constructions. The bee, pictured below, also seemed hypnotized. The flower led it, via the purple-to-white-to-deep purple spokes, to its center. A central stalk suspends shower head-looking appendages containing pollen. […]
I spied this wonderful egg-like fruit in the vine that has overtaken a small tree in the area between the sidewalk and the curb. The color changes seamlessly from blue-green to yellow, at its south pole. There were many flowers and other fruits on this massive creeper, which I will show in subsequent posts.
A couple of years ago, the lemon tree in the back yard had to be pruned back. It was: to the stump! Now it’s back, courtesy of a side branch or two that emanated from ground level. It is about 15-20 feet tall now and is well armed with thorns that will go through your […]
When I first saw this flying object in the back yard, I thought it was a hummingbird, a red-headed hummingbird. It alit on a plant on the porch and I noticed the four wings and realized it was a dragonfly. I went out to get a closer look. I approached slowly. It flew away a […]