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Monday, June 18, 2012

Cactus & Frogs & Birds

We had some hot temperatures.
Coupled with my feeding of the cactus, equal blooms.

This bud started after I used some of my rose food as choice of steroid.
Sometimes I use cactus food.
Did someone tell me this cactus doesn't bloom?

One can get a visual of the height of this cactus.

It bloomed at night, and we were out there to see it early on.
Of course it only lasted for about 12 hours.

A friend of mine has a wonderful pond in their yard.
This guy poked his head out for a photo opportunity.
I love seeing frogs.

Yesterday on Father's Day we were sitting on the deck.
Our daughter was visiting us for weekend.
The dear hummingbirds made their appearance.

This particular photo was taken through my garden window.
I have a hummingbird feeder that is suctioncuped to the window on outside.
It was so dark I decided to make it black and white.
A frequent visitor at my window...


TexWisGirl said...

really like this whole set. the colors of the blooms in the first is BEAUTIFUL! the macro in the 2nd is wonderfully done! frogs are almost as cute as toads, in my book. :) and i really love both hummingbird shots!!! yup, i'd love to sit on your deck and sip wine with you and watch the cactus grow. :)

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

lovely pics

Remi said...

Hello Jane ..
For some wonderful pictures .. There is so much beauty you post on the blog .. :)
Answers to your questions about the bird is "Tit"

Giancarlo said...

Fotografie molto belle, brava! una delice serata a te...ciao

PKB said...

Simply gorgeous!! I hope they are still blooming so I can walk by and see them.

Lisa Gordon said...

Jane, I never realized that cacti flowers could be so beautiful. They remind me very much of water lily flowers.

Your silhouette of the hummingbird is absolutely gorgeous, and so perfect in black and white.

I wish you a wonderful beginning to your week!

Sandra said...

so beautiful, love that tall skinny cactus with the bud. i just showed bob our night blooming cactus up in the top of the pine tree, has buds all over it, it only blooms at night to. it usually blooms the first week of July through the first week of Sept, but i think it will be early this year

Chatty Crone said...

Hey this time I can't pick a favorite. Sandie

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

The cactus flowers are so lovely! And the hummingbird, wow, great shots!

Ms. Becky said...

these photos are fabulous. especially the macros, and the hummingbird silhouette. I think though that my fave is the frog face. I just love this entire series. happy week to you Janie.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The black and white really worked on saving this photo. Nice job.

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Your cactus photos are so beautiful. that one cactus that bloomed I thing I have at our place at the Salton Sea. I have lots of them. I will have to try some fertilizer to see if I can get it to bloom. Might even help some of the other cactus. Love your little frog. Have a wonderful week. Hugs Carrie

SweetMarie said...

The Hummingbirds are so pretty! These are amazing photos!

Words Of Deliciousness said...

I love the frog picture. He is a cute one.

Red Rose Alley said...

The hummingbird is my most beloved bird. Every time I see one, it makes my heart sing. Thank you.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley