Category Archive: plants

Desert Lace

These beautiful patterns are what is left after cactus pads have weathered away, showing their inner structure.  I have been trying to find information on how they form and grow, to no avail. … Continue reading

Battered but Still Beautiful

On my walks, I am accompanied by three sheep, a goat, and a dog.  One of the sheep is tan-colored, and the others are white.  Yesterday afternoon this butterfly kept landing on the… Continue reading

Host and Guest

Every now and then I find some deceased butterflies or parts of butterflies.  This is sad, but it does make them easier to identify and photograph! This sadly deceased individual is a Hackberry… Continue reading

One Point through Time – Forest Path

On the last Friday of each month, I take pictures at the same points around the farm, facing in all four directions.  Because most of the trees are pines, we don’t see a… Continue reading

Nodding Ladies Tresses

This is a small wild orchid, Spiranthes cernua, that blooms in fall and again in spring.  It is about the height and delicate size of lily-of-the-valley. There are several similar species, but they… Continue reading

One Point through Time – Top of the Creek Bank

On the last Friday of each month, I walk the same route and take pictures in all four directions.  This is my Point 6, top of the creek bank, facing south.

Looking Good in the Garden in October

I am jumping into Gillian’s weekly blog event, Looking Good, celebrating the things that look good in our gardens and neighborhoods. I am not much of a gardener, because the wild plants do… Continue reading

Down by the Creek in Late September

The weather has been cloudy but hot and still the last few days.  We are supposed to be getting moisture blowing in from the Gulf of Mexico, and I am ready for the… Continue reading