Okra blossom

October 24, 2011

When I was at bug school, I photographed this okra blossom.  I never realized how pretty the flowers of this plant are. Amazon.com Widgets

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Praying Mantis

October 21, 2011

Even though praying mantis are considered a beneficial insect, they always look like something out of a horror movie to me.  This one had camped out by the porch light on the side of my house.  Lots of insects circle that light at night, or did until the temperature dropped at night.  Most of the […]

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Purple Bearded Iris

September 18, 2011

My Mamaw loved Purple Bearded Iris.  She thought they were wonderful.  There is a huge patch of them growing by the side of the road near my house, where an old farmhouse once stood.  I think of her when I pass them. Amazon.com Widgets

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Cold Bumblebee

September 13, 2011

This bumblebee was cold and not moving around. It had gone from 107 to 58 degrees after a cold front came through, and I guess she got caught in the cold. It made it easier to take the picture with her still, though. Amazon.com Widgets

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Morning Glories

September 8, 2011

The Heritage Garden of Hunt County is irrigated, so there are still beautiful flowers in it. The rest of the area is dry and scorched, some of it literally. These morning glories ignore all that and seek the sun. Amazon.com Widgets

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Plant Portraits from the Heritage Garden of Hunt County

September 1, 2011

I have been taking pictures of flowers in the Heritage Garden of Hunt County.  Here are a selection of them.

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Blooming Monkey Grass

August 26, 2011

This grows in the Heritage Garden of Hunt County.  I had never seen monkey grass bloom, but they are pretty flowers.

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Water Wise Landscape Can Be Beautiful

August 10, 2011

People are often worries that water wise landscapes, or xeriscapes, will be boring.  This is a water wise landscape at the Dallas Arboretum that clearly shows they can be just as colorful and pretty as any other landscape.

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Twin hibiscus

August 4, 2011

This hibiscus found a mate, or so it seems.  A bit more colorful with the blue flowers in the background.  It is obvious that we irrigate the Heritage Garden, or everything would be brown.

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Single Red Hibiscus Seeking Mate

August 2, 2011

This looks a bit like a mug shot of this hibiscus, or one of those dating site pictures.  Single red hibiscus seeking …

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