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Terrier Mix

Terrier Mix PhotosThis page contains terrier mix photos. Small mixed breed dogs can make wonderful companions.

 

Rat Terrier/Chihuahua Mix

Rat Terrier/Chihuahua Mix PhotosThis page contains Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix photos. Some of the best family pets are mixed breed dogs.

 

closeup of puppy

Shih Tzu Mix PhotosThis is a page about Shih Tzu mix photos. These mixed breed dogs make great companions. They are bright and lively, but can adapt to apartment living.

 

My Miracle Rose (Pristine) - lovely white rose with a blush of pink

My Miracle Rose (Pristine)At the risk of being admonished by the editors for submitting too many rose pictures, I give my fellow members my best picture of my most perfect rose of the year.

 

Swimming Snail

Swimming SnailThe other day as I was walking past our bog pond I noticed something moving. Upon closer observation I realized it was one of the resident snails swimming in the water. I just had to get a video so that I could show my 6 year old. He loved it and I hope you do too!

 

Halloween Costume: Measuring TapeHere is a photo of my son-in-law's Halloween costume. All hand made with cardboard, metal, plastics, etc. He always wins with his unique costumes.

 

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Opossum on Fence

Opossum Information and PhotosThis page contains opossum information photos. Often called possums, these animals have a flexible diet that make them successful colonizers in diverse environments.

 

Baby Woody (Yorkshire Terrier)

Yorkshire Terrier PhotosThe Yorkshire Terrier or Yorkie is a small dog breed, developed in the 19th century to catch rats in clothing mills. Today they are a popular pet, despite their stubborn nature and being difficult to house train. This page contains Yorkshire Terrier photos.

 

Moonflower or Datura flower.

Moonflower PhotosWhether they are ipomoea, datura or cereus, these night blooming flowers can be seen in the light of the moon. This is a page about my blooming moon flowers.

 

A green katydid or leaf bug on a smooth surface.

Katydid (Leaf Bug) PhotosKatydids or leaf bugs actually resemble walking leaves, in the same way as walking stick bugs look like twigs. These are not related to Phylliidae or walking leaf insects. This page contains Katydid (leaf bug) photos.

 

Praying Mantis in My Backyard   - mantis with a caterpillar of some sort

Praying Mantis in My BackyardWe have a couple of praying mantises in our backyard. They like to hang out in our apple tree and passion fruit vine. Sometimes they are hard to spot because they camouflage so well. I just happened to have my camera out when I saw this praying mantis catch it's prey! It is very fascinating to see how small its mouth is yet it has such a big appetite.

 

Chihuahuas

Chihuahua Mix PhotosThis page contains Chihuahua mix photos. This popular Mexican breed can sometimes be mixed with other small dogs to create some very cute companions.

 

Yorkie Poodle Mix

Yorkie Poodle Mix PhotosThis page contains Yorkie Poodle mix photos. Mixed breed dogs are many people's best friends and companions.

 

A old wood barn with a white roof and a blue sky beyond.

Old Barn PhotosMany a coffee table book has been published containing photos of historic barns. They are interesting for their architecture, painted advertisements, and even hex symbols. This page contains old barn photos.

 

Seal Plastic Bag to Make Air TightCut up a disposable water bottle and keep the neck and top, as in photo. Insert the plastic bag through the neck and screw on the top to seal.

 

The dirty soles of four girls feet, all in a row.

Photo: Dirty FeetWe'd been remodeling the house, trying to add on another bedroom. The original house is well over 120 years old, so there's lots of old, fine creosote like dust and dirt. Apparently Hubby didn't clean the floor very well, because the girls' feet were no longer clean.

 

Pit Bull Lab Mix

Pit Bull Lab Mix PhotosThis page contains Pit Bull Lab mix photos. Many of the best family pets are mixed breed dogs.

 

Texas Scenery

Texas Scenery PhotosThis page contains Texas scenery photos. The longhorn state has a variety of wide open spaces, and scenic views.

 

Cleaning Flexible Watch BandsFor those who love their twist-o-flex watch bands, and for those who might have expandable bracelets, this is a life saver.

 

Maine Coon Cat

Maine Coon PhotosThis page contains Maine coon photos. Also known as American longhairs, these large domestic cats are known for their hunting skills.

 

Orange Slice Candy PumpkinOne more Halloween idea. This makes cute treats for the trick or treaters. This cute little guy is made from Candy Orange slices.

 

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Autumn Trees

Photos of Autumn TreesThis is a page about photos of autumn trees. The spectacular colors of fall leaves make for beautiful photos.

 

rabbit in field

Wild Rabbit Photos and InformationThis page contains wild rabbit photos and information. These small herbivorous mammals live as groups in a wide variety of habitats. Their long ears help them detect predators.

 

A Pekinese-Poodle cross bred dog.

Peekapoo PhotosThe Peekapoo is one of the oldest hybrid or designer dog breeds, developed in the 1950s by crossing the Pekingese and the Toy or Miniature Poodle. This is a page contains Peekapoo photos.

 

Male peacock with tail feathers spread out

Peacock PhotosThis page contains peacock photos. The vivid fanlike tail feathers of peacocks, make them beautiful subjects for a photo.

 

A purple morning glory blossom surrounded by green leaves.

Morning Glory PhotosAlthough these climbing vines have beautiful flowers, they are considered a noxious weed in some parts of the world. This page contains morning glory photos.

 

Lilac blooms.

Lilac PhotosThe beauty of purple or white lilac blooms, in conjunction with their luscious fragrance, make them a perfect choice for many gardens. They are also an excellent subject for a photo. This page contains lilac photos.

 

Cardboard Frame StandThis is the stand I created to replace the stand that broke on the back of a decorative plaque that I wanted to display.

 

Baby Bird

Baby Bird Photos and InformationThis page contains baby bird photos and information. The precious, helpless new life that emerges when eggs hatch needs special care. They change and grow so fast. As long as the mother doesn't mind, they can be a fun photo subject.

 

Pug in red dress

Pug/Chihuahua Mix PhotosThis page contains Pug/Chihuahua mix photos. Breeders are currently crossing dog breeds to produce designer mixes. Of course the mixes can also occur the traditional way.

 

White geese with goslings.

Geese PhotosGeese can be pets, raised for food or found in the wild. These waterfowl are larger than ducks but can often be found in similar habitats.

 

Trees in front of a still pond.

Nature's Stillness (Wisconsin)The sun shines through these beautiful trees and onto the still salmon pond. This is a perfect place to sit amongst the tree bark and observe the salmon as they dart to and fro.

 

Peeling Bark on a Madrone Tree - peeling bark on a madrone

Peeling Bark on a Madrone TreeTo me, one of the most interesting and striking characteristics of madrone trees is the beautiful mahogany colored bark which crazes and then flakes off year round exposing the underlying green bark which will turn brown, then orangish, and finally this deep hue before it sloughs again.

 

A sandhill crane walking in a grassy area.

Sandhill Crane PhotosSandhill cranes are indigenous to North America. These grey birds have long legs, white and red heads and long pointy beaks.

 

A rock bridge over a creek.

Rock Bridge Over CreekAt the beginning of June, my family went to stay at a KOA cabin. My mom and I woke up in the early morning, so we could capture nature's beauty and have good lighting. We found a hidden hiking trail. Along the way, I took pictures of the bridge over the creek.

 

A bluebird sitting on a branch.

Bluebird PhotosBluebirds are indigenous to North America and are prized by birdwatchers and gardeners alike. There are three types of bluebirds; the Eastern and Western are blue with markings in rose, whereas the Mountain bluebird is almost entirely bright blue.

 

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A mountain view in Idaho.

Idaho Scenery PhotosIdaho contains many beautiful parks and hiking trails with scenic views. There are mountains and clear lakes to the north panhandle area, flattening out to arid farmland in the south.

 

A boy looking into an a tank of sharks at an aquarium.

Aquarium PhotosAquariums give you a unique chance to see marine animals without having to snorkel or scuba dive. They are generally located near the ocean and can be a wonderful activity for children when on vacation.

 

A girl feeding a giraffe at the zoo.

Photos of Zoo AnimalsZoos are a wonderful way to see animals from all parts of the world. Many of these animals are endangered or rescues who might not be able to live without special care.

 

A family looking into a cage at the zoo.

Visiting Zoos and AquariumsZoos and aquariums are often located in larger cities and tourist areas. They give the visitor the chance to learn about all sorts of animals and even offer information about the specific location or country where the animals live in the wild.

 

A field of poppies with a setting sun.

Poppy PhotosThere are numerous varieties of poppies. They can be grown as perennials, annuals, or biennials. Their colors range from brilliant red to the blue of the more difficult to grow Himalayan poppy. This page contains shared poppy photos.

 

Junco Babies

Junco BabiesMy friends have a section of their yard that they leave unmowed in the spring and summer. This allows birds to nest there and pollinators to enjoy the flowers. They recently were able to enjoy their little "contribution to the animals" when a Junco chose it as their nesting spot. Look at this tiny, hungry babies!

 

A flowering passionfruit bush.

Passiflora PhotosThese exotic blooms are generally referred to as passion flowers. The passionfruit is primarily used for its delicious juice.They grown naturally in tropical areas of the Americas, the Caribbean and parts of Asia.

 

A collection of white daisies with yellow centers.

Daisy PhotosThere are so many varieties of daisies that grow wild all across the world. Gardeners often plant them as annuals to add color to a garden bed or planter.

 

A snowball bush in bloom.

Snowball Bush PhotosThe old fashioned snowball bush with puffy white flowers is found in many gardens and yards. This can be either a type of hydrangea or viburnum.

 

Tomatoes growing in the garden.

Garden Tomato PhotosIt is fun to share photos of our garden produce. Whether it is to brag a bit about the abundance or to share a photo of a misshapen, weird, funny, or uniquely shaped tomato; gardeners often enjoy seeing pictures from like minded folks' home veggie gardens.

 

Llanddwyn Island in Wales

Visiting WalesWales is a located on the west coast of the Isle of Britain. Travelers can enjoy the long stretch of wind swept coastline, rolling green hills dotted with sheep and in the more rugged northern part of the county you can visit castles and enjoy the natural beauty of this small country.

 

A rose breasted grosbeak on a branch.

Grosbeak Photos and InformationGrosbeak refers to a number of species of seed eating song birds with large beaks. The rose-breasted and evening grosbeak are two representatives of this grouping.

 

Different colored bromeliads in bloom.

Bromeliad PhotosThese beautiful, colorful, tropical plants are mainly native to the tropical Americas. Some are found in the subtropics and one species grows in Africa. Despite their unusual appearance they are not high maintenance as one might expect and can be successfully grown as houseplants. This page contains photos of these tropical beauties including one with a cute little visitor.

 

A Louisiana swamp.

Louisiana Travel PhotosAmong other things, including excellent food, Mardi Gras, Cajun zydeco, and jazz, Louisiana is also a scenic wonderland of bayous and cypress trees draped with Spanish moss. Scenic photos follow.

 

A banana tree with bunches of banana fruit.

Banana Plant and Flower PhotosThis beautiful purple flower is a banana tree bloom. They form at the end of the fruit clusters. In South-East Asian cuisines they are eaten raw or cooked in salads, soups, and curries.

 

A photo showing a lake with ducks and colorful autumn trees.

Arboretum PhotosA visit to a local arboretum can be a relaxing and visually enjoyable experience. Each season and area of the gardens offers beautiful textures and colors depending on the types of plants grown. Save the memories by taking photos of your trip.

 

A bee on the top of a purple coneflower.

Photos of Bees on Echinacea FlowersThese pretty flowers attract both bees and butterflies. They are native to the eastern and central areas in the U.S., but do well in many other growing zones. These lovely photos capture some of their visitors.

 

Tilly (Pit Bull mix) - one flop eared Pit in a car

Tilly (Pit Bull Mix)Meet Tilly a rescue Pit Bull mix who enjoys fishing for seaweed at the beach and attempting to play with the household cats. She is often on the receiving end of their disinterest as evidenced by the bandage on the tip of her ear.

 

Identifying Southern California Wild Flowers - pretty 6 petal bluish purple wild flower with bright yellow center

Identifying Southern California Wild Flowers?These grow wild along the hiking trails outside San Diego on Black Mountain!

 

Prettier than a Blackeyed Susie

Kokoa Girl (American Staffordshire Terrier)We have collected up some photos of Kokoa Girl an American Staffordshire Terrier.

 

A campfire in a round firepit.

Fire PhotosHumans have been fascinated by fire since its discovery. It has been given symbolic value in religion and art. The ever changing organic flames are captured in photos of fire.

 

A flamingo wading in water.

Flamingo PhotosThese beautiful pink wading birds are a delight to see. In the wild they are seen in million plus groups on some African lakes. They are distributed though the Americas including the Caribbean, and in parts of Africa, Asia, and Europe. The distinctive pink plumage is the result of the foods that they gather from the muddy bottoms of lakes and shorelines.

 

A green June bug on a flower.

Green June Bug (Cotinis nitida) PhotosThe green June bug is found in the eastern United States, particularly in the south. The photo of one on a bit of watermelon gives you a hint to their favorite foods. The beetles love fruit of all kinds, especially overripe fruit, and are responsible for extensive damage. That aside they are also beautiful and fun to watch if you are lucky enough to see one.

 

Pink and yellow plumeria blossoms.

Plumeria (Frangipani) PhotosThese warm region flowering deciduous trees or shrubs are native to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. They do well from Brazil to Florida. Photos of these beautiful flowers follow.

 

Three kittens drinking from a dish.

Rescued Kitten PhotosMany kittens join families as the result of being rescued. These feral or abandoned kitties make great pets. This page contains photos of rescued kittens.

 

A small dachshund/terrier mix dog on a grassy background.

Dachshund Mix PhotosThere are so many possibilities for appearance or personality in mixed breed dogs. Meet some cute Dachshund mix pups and check out their beauty shots.

 

A wolf pack with a rocky background.

Wolf Photos and InformationCatching a photo of a wild wolf is quite rare. At a wolf preserve you can learn about wolves and their importance in the wild. Wolves are close relatives to the domestic dog and can interbreed.

 

A pot of purple pansies growing outside.

Photos of PansiesFound in Europe and western Asia the pansy is a hybridization of several species in the genus Viola. They are also some of the cutest, happy, little flowers you can add to your garden. Enjoy the photos of pansies found in this page.

 

A shih tzu and Yorkshire terrier mix on a white background.

Shih Tzu/Yorkshire Terrier Mix (Shorkie) PhotosThe Shih Tzu Yorkshire Terrier mix, also know as a Shorkie, is quite common. These loyal and loving "toy" dogs make great companions. Enjoy the following photos of these cuties.

 

Buying flowers from the farmer's market.

Flower Market PhotosMany beautiful colors can be enjoyed at a flower market to take wonderful pictures. This is a page about flower market photos.

 

A collection of different colored chrysanthemum.

Chrysanthemum PhotosThese beautiful flowering plants are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. The chrysanthemum makes a lovely, colorful addition to any garden. This page contains chrysanthemum photos.

 

Singapore skyline at dusk.

Singapore Travel PhotosThere are many interesting places for adventure on this highly populated, tropical island nation. This is a page about Sinapore Travel Photos.

 

Beautiful Multnomah Falls, located on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge.

Columbia River Gorge Photos and InformationThe Columbia River bisects Washington State to turn west at the Washington/Oregon border. This beautiful 80 mile scenic area is filled with canyons and navigable waterways and is visited by tourists year round. This page contains photos and information about the Columbia River Gorge.

 

A Shichi puppy.

ShiChi PhotosThere are many common cross breed dogs available for you to take home. Since cross breeding can result in very different outcomes, it is fun to look at photos of dogs and puppies resulting from the cross you are interested in. This page contains ShiChi photos.

 

Double rainbow over a lake.

Rainbow PhotosWhether or not there is a pot of gold at the end, rainbows are a beautiful part of our world's scenic weather displays. This page contains rainbow photos.

 

bird sitting among white tree blossoms

Backyard BirdsFeeding or simply watching these vistors to your yard or garden can be quite enjoyable. This page contains information and photos of backyard birds.

 

Double Rainbow On Beach

Double Rainbow PhotosYou can check the internet to read up on the atmospheric effects that result in rainbows and their less frequent double appearances. With the sun at your back and rain in front of you, chances are there may be a rainbow. This page contains double rainbow photos.

 

St. Louis Cathedral in background, with crape myrtle

New Orleans, LA PhotosNew Orleans is known for its food, jazz music, Mardi Gras, architecture, and more. If you can't visit the city, enjoy some New Orleans, LA photos.

 

sand dollar lying on top of broken shells

Finding Seashells at the BeachA visit to the coast is likely to include a search for shells. Taking photos of these lovely bits of nature can remind you of the adventure later. This is a page about finding seashells at the beach.

 

Seven Magic Mountains (Nevada)

Seven Magic Mountains (Nevada)Here is a beautiful twist on nature. This is a free outdoor exhibit in Nevada called curated by Swiss artist, Ugo Rondinone. This is called Seven Magic Mountains. These boulders were locally sourced and painted, then stacked about 35 feet high. The sun does a beautiful number on these colours, making them radiate against the subtle desert background.

 

Mockingbird Photos - bird on leafless branch

Mockingbird PhotosA common North American bird is know for imitating the sounds of other birds. This page contains mockingbird photos.

 

Cascade of Vines - vines cascading over a retaining wall with orange and yellow flowers below

Cascade of VinesI work for the State University of New York in Albany. On a lunch time walk I couldn't help but notice the beauty of these cascading vines and the color of the flowers was so vibrant. I also found the angled view gorgeous.

 

Grey cat in a pirate costume.

Photos of Cats in Halloween CostumesIt is not uncommon to see dogs dressed up for the holidays. Occasionally a cat owner will successfully get permission from their feline friend to dress them up for Halloween. This is a page contains photos of cats in Halloween costumes.

 

Weird tomatoes outside on a table.

Weird Tomato PhotosTomatoes come in many sizes, colors, and shapes. They can become an unexpected form or have additions that can remind you of something else. This page contains weird tomato photos.

 

Buckley Homestead Geese - gray geese in a pen

Buckley Homestead GeeseOn a recent visit to Buckley Homestead County Park in Lowell, Indiana I was greeted by two noisy and curious farm geese. Buckley Homestead is a late 19th/early 20th century working farm. I enjoyed stepping back into the past for a few hours and visiting with the animals.

 

Viceroy Butterfly on a flower.

Viceroy Butterfly PhotosThe viceroy butterfly very closely resembles the monarch with a similar wing pattern. The viceroy is a native to North America including parts of Mexico and Canada. The caterpillars feed on the leaves of trees in the willow family. This page contains viceroy butterfly photos.

 

Cows in a field with blue skies.

Cattle PhotosThis page contains cattle photos. Do you still point out cattle when you are driving on a road trip? Cows have a lot of personality and are fun to photograph. Here are photos submitted by some of our users. Do you have any that you would like to share?

 

Stillness in Bloom - bust of a head surrounded by orange flowers

Stillness in BloomWhile visiting a garden in Olathe, Kansas this past July, the stillness of the statue amongst the movement of the flowers captured my attention. It was such a captivating moment as she peeked out of the flowers when I walked past her. I just had to take a picture.

 

Field of orange poppies.

Orange Poppy PhotosPoppies are available in a variety of colors. Orange is less commonly seen (excepting California poppies). Some orange poppy blooms are exquisite and may call to be added to your garden. This page contains orange poppy photos.

 

Yellow and orange tulips.

April Flower PhotosDepending on your growing zone, April may be the start of the flowering season in your garden. The beautiful colors begin and continue throughout the spring and summer and then into the fall. This page contains April flower photos.

 

Cute baby girl with a bow in her hair looking at the camera.

Baby PhotosThere is nothing cuter than pictures of your favorite babies. This page contains baby photos.

 

American Flags on houses in a neighborhood.

American Flag PhotosThis stars and strips emblem of the United States of America is displayed across the country. This is a page about American flag photos.

 

Debra's Peonies - white peonies in vase with red roses

Debra's PeoniesThis peony was moved to my house from my mother's two years ago. This is the first time it's bloomed. I think it's just gorgeous! It's in a vase with my red roses.

 

Light pink Honeysuckle flowers with leaves on white background

Honeysuckle PhotosHoneysuckle can be either an arching shrub or a twining vine. This fragrant garden plant with its tubular flowers in shades of creamy white through yellow and reddish orange, has some medicinal properties and is also used in fragrances and lotions. This page contains honeysuckle photos.

 

Close up of ripe peaches on a tree.

Peach Tree PhotosThe lovely light pink to light purple blooms of peach trees herald the delicious fruit to follow. This page contains beautiful peach tree photos.

 

Mourning Dove on a log

Dove PhotosThe names dove and pigeon are used interchangably for this bird. The family name is Columbidae or Columbine. This page contains dove photos.

 

Hermit Crab on a white background

Hermit Crab PhotosHermit crabs are a popular pet but also can be found at many beaches and seashores. This is a page about hermit crab photos.

 

Close up of pulpier martin bird on a branch

Purple Martin PhotosThe purple martin is a North American swallow and is very fast and agile. This is a page contains purple martin photos.

 

Icicle on a tree branch.

Icicle PhotosWhile we may not always be thrilled by an ice storm or heavy snowfall, icicles are the upside to such weather events. Trees, clotheslines, and roof eaves are the perfect beginning palette for these natural glistening pieces of artwork. This page offers several icicle photos.

 

The Chicago Peace Rose - dense pink rose with hints of yellow

The Chicago Peace RoseI have always appreciated the Chicago Peace rose, even more so than its parent, the Peace rose. Ironically, this is my first year to grow it.

 

Wirehaired Dachshund with a black background.

Wirehaired Dachshund PhotosThe Wirehaired Dachshund first appeared in the late 19th century following the smooth coated variety. Dachshunds are intelligent and energetic dogs, initially bred as badger hounds. Dogs with this coat were bred for work in thorny brier patches. They have a wiry outer coat with a soft undercoat. This page contains Wirehaired Dachshund photos.

 

Dachshund looking at you.

Dachshund PhotosThese small, long dogs are affectionately called weenie dogs and known to be great companions. This page contains Dachshund photos.

 

Chickadee on a branch on snowy day

Chickadee PhotosThis page contains chickadee photos. The black capped chickadee is a North American migratory songbird that is part of the tit family. They are frequent backyard visitors.

 

Twelve Apostles (Dietes Iridioides) - long leafed plant in pot with pretty white and purple flowers

Twelve Apostles (Dietes Iridioides)I love these small flowers. They have a slight fragrance that you really have to put your nose on to smell. I wish they would last more than one day. It's easy to miss the blooms.

 

Daffodils and Tulips in a garden

Spring Flower PhotosThis page contains spring flower photos. With the arrival of spring we are cheered up after the long winter by the beautiful and numerous flowers blooming everywhere, in gardens and on roadsides.

 

Many colors of wild flowers in a field

Flowering Weed PhotosThis page contains flowering weed photos. Plants that are often referred to as weeds include a wide variety of wild flowers, many with blooms that could rival a cultivar.

 

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Rough Green Snake - bright green slender snake

Rough Green SnakeAlthough the weather is hot, it is good to be able to get out in the early evening and go for a walk with our daughter. She is a nature lover and has been picking up snakes since she was a child. She knows which ones can be handled. As we were walking, suddenly she stopped and grabbed this green snake from the limb of a small pine tree.

 

Swans with Their New Signets - pair of swans and their babies

Swans with Their New SignetsThis pair of swans I feed all year and when their babies are born they bring them to see us and then I keep on feeding them dog biscuits.

 

Finches Dining on Rudbeckia Seeds - late flowers and finches eating the seeds of the earlier blooms

Finches Dining on Rudbeckia SeedsTypically I don't deadhead my rudbeckia for this very reason. At the end of the season the birds love to eat the seeds. I had to take this photo through a window as there was no good way to get closer without scaring these sweeties away. They appear to be female gold finches or juveniles. I have nyjer thistle feeders further south in the same part of the garden.

 

Hollyhock Sky - red or very dark pink and light pink hollyhocks against a cloudy blue sky

Hollyhock SkyThe beautiful sky and beautiful blooms reaching for the sun symbolize this perfect summer day.

 

Cute Tiny Mushrooms - gloved hand holding tiny mushrooms growing on a twig

Cute Tiny MushroomsWhile I was weeding in my garden I found a bunch of these tiny mushrooms all over the ground! They were so cute! You can see just how tiny they are compared to my hand in the picture.

 

A Rose of Sharon in bloom.

Rose of Sharon Bloom (Hibiscus syriacus)My little Rose of Sharon plant got a slow start this season, but is now blooming again! I just had given it a drink right before taking this photo. I love the color of the flowers.

 

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Pretty Purple Plums - purple plums on a roadside tree in Arizona

Pretty Purple PlumsWe took a little day trip to explore parts of Arizona we hadn't been to before. Near Yarnell, Arizona (an old mining town), I saw these plums growing on the side of the road. Imagine that! Plums near the Arizona desert!

 

A rock bridge over a creek.

Rock Bridge Over CreekAt the beginning of June, my family went to stay at a KOA cabin. My mom and I woke up in the early morning, so we could capture nature's beauty and have good lighting. We found a hidden hiking trail. Along the way, I took pictures of the bridge over the creek.

 

Bee-utiful Tomatoes - tomato plant with a cute bee plant stake

Bee-utiful TomatoesA fun bee plant poke stands guard over the first tomatoes of the season. I'll give the green ones to mom when they get big and plump because she loves her fried green tomato sandwiches. The red ones I'll keep for topping my vegetarian hamburgers. This is the first tomato plant I've ever grown and I'm sure the bees have helped it along!

 

Flowers growing in the desert in Arizona.

Desert Flowers (Arizona)Even in our Arizona desert, there are flowers that thrive. These may not be as colorful as flowers in more fertile areas of our country, but they are pretty nonetheless.

 

Wildflowers in a grassy field.

Beautiful Wild FlowersWhile my sister and I were taking a walk on a wonderful summer day, I saw these beautiful wild flowers next to the road.

 

A Pop of Pink - Hanging Baskets - petunias and impatiens

A Pop of Pink - Hanging BasketsA pop of pink adds so much energy to a garden. Here pink petunias and impatiens spill out over their pots to add a pleasing pop of color to my little balcony garden. Pink also attracts hummingbirds so that's another reason I incorporate pink into my garden!

 

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Identifying a Turquoise Iris

Identifying a Turquoise Iris?I bought this iris last fall, 2018, but lost the name. I've tried looking all over the internet and pinterest to find it, but have been unsuccessful. It is a standard dwarf iris in a true turquoise blue with white markings on the falls and a light yellow beard.

 

Identifying an Old Tree in Michigan Forest - old branch

Identifying an Old Tree in Michigan Forest?While hunting for morel mushrooms in a Federal forest, I came to a small area with these trees. This was in the state of Michigan. The Federal forest consisted largely of maple, oak, birch, and some red pine trees. The United States Forest Service did not give me an answer about the mysterious ancient tree.

 

Identifying Egg Casings or Cocoons - dried leaf cocoon

Identifying Egg Casings or Cocoons?I submitted a segmented egg casing or cocoon for identification a few weeks ago. The general consensus was that it is a moth. Thanks to everyone who responded.

 

small snake in hay

What Kind of Snake is This?I found this snake in my back yard. We live in South West Alabama.

 

Identifying Antique Farm Equipment

Identifying Antique Farm Equipment?What type of antique farm equipment is this? What was this used for? Aeration?

 

Identifying a Segmented Casing or Cocoon  - possibly a moth cocoon

Identifying a Segmented Casing or Cocoon?Can anyone identify this? It is about 2-1/4 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. It was found on the ground in South-Central PA. It may have originally been hanging in a tree. That is only a guess based on the fact that there is a small protrusion at one end that could have been an attachment to a tree branch.

 

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