Saturday, 29 September 2012

Dainty White Blossoms

It's nice to see that summer's not gone yet. The weather is still warm and there are plenty of plants still in bloom!




Friday, 28 September 2012

Yearling Mallards

I was walking through a park the other day and saw lots of ducks! It looked like most of them were yearlings as the males' heads were not completely green yet. 


 One of them even came over to check me out...



... and then decided I wasn't very interesting.






Thursday, 27 September 2012

Fluff

Saw this on my lawn, all by itself, so I went belly-down in the grass to take some pictures!




Bark Series: Weeping Willow

 More lovely bark textures...



... and a really gnarly stump.






A look up the tree... 
 


Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The Shell

I was down by the river and almost stepped on this poor fellow who was camouflaged well against the mossy bank.


Saturday, 22 September 2012

Happy 1st Day of Autumn!

I've been posting lots of pictures of changing leaves, so have some pine cones to welcome the season!





Friday, 21 September 2012

More Fiery Red Fall Leaves

This bush seems to be taking it's time changing to autumn colours... this branch is the only one that's this red.



This is the only other branch that's really starting to change... though, it's well on it's way!


Sunday, 16 September 2012

More White Foliage

I came across this tree after seeing the white ivy just the other day. Some branches are completely white, some are a mix of white and green, and then some are normal green. 






Very pretty. Very interesting. I don't konw much about albinism in plants but after seeing this I can assume that it's possible.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Vibrance!

I found these California Poppies growing in a crack in he pavement/sidewalk. They are so bright, they really stood out from the grey surroundings.


Thursday, 13 September 2012

Desertscaping

A couple months ago, one of my neighbours dug up their lawn and replaced it with gravel. (That seems to happening a lot around here these days.) This particular neighbour has also decided on some interesting flora to compliment the new landscaping. 

Cacti!









Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The Ladder

Saw a ladder against a tree... I wonder where it goes?


A little bit closer... still can't quite see!






What a treasure! Ripe Plums!


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Standing Out

Found this flower all alone at the edge of the road... the nearest plant of any kind was 3-4 metres away.



Amongst a wall of green, this white ivy vine really caught my attention.


Sunday, 9 September 2012

Old Water Pump

Saw this interesting water feature in someone's yard today. Made of an old water pump. Neat!