•October 20, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Bird ID?

•October 19, 2014 • 2 Comments

I saw this bird out the window this morning on the hummingbird feeder. It is a fairly large bird My guess would be from 7-9 inches from beak to tip of tail.

He was quite pretty, reminded me of a goldfinch but WAY too big to be one. Anyone have any idea what this is?

Night Blooming Cereus

•October 18, 2014 • 1 Comment

My sister gave me a cutting of a night blooming cereus cactus back in 2010, It bloomed that summer but we had a very hard freeze in February of 2011 that I thought killed the cactus. I guess a bit of the roots were still alive and eventually the cactus started growing again.

The cereus began snaking its way through the palo verde tree it was planted under and is now one long, seven foot tall cactus with no branches. It has not bloomed since. Recently I noticed a bud form, so here we are in October of 2014 and about five foot up the cactus is this beautiful bloom.

The bloom is much larger than you would think. It is about five to six inches across. Looking at it I wonder how such a skinny cactus can have such a huge bloom.

Breathtaking…. the bloom only lasts one night. But it is worth going out late at night to see. Nature is amazing.


•October 16, 2014 • 1 Comment


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•October 12, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Yesterday was 10/11/14 for a second there this morning I thought it was 10/11/12 LOL no today is twelfth day not twelfth year, What was I thinking?

The nectar bats are still here but only draining the feeder closest to the light by the front window.


•October 10, 2014 • Leave a Comment


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