Cereus Surprise

•June 21, 2016 • Leave a Comment

My night blooming cereus cactus that broke off and fell over last year surprised me with a bloom the other morning. The little fence at the bottom is to protect the plant from nibbling critters.

Here is a close up of the flower.


They hang upon the most slender twigs

•June 11, 2016 • 1 Comment

A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong. – Tecumseh

Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off. – Carl Jung

Aesop’s Fable

A father had a family of sons who were perpetually quarreling among themselves. When he failed to heal their disputes by his exhortations, he determined to give them a practical illustration of the evils of disunion; and for this purpose he one day told them to bring him a bundle of sticks.

When they had done so, he placed the bundle into the hands of each of them in succession, and ordered them to break it in pieces. They tried with all their strength, and were not able to do it.

He next opened the bundle, took the sticks separately, one by one, and again put them into his sons’ hands, upon which they broke them easily.

He then addressed them in these words: “My sons, if you are of one mind, and unite to assist each other, you will be as this bundle, uninjured by all the attempts of your enemies; but if you are divided among yourselves, you will be broken as easily as these sticks.”

Union gives strength.

Hum, not a free meal after all

•June 9, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Well guess the local hawk has discovered the bird feeder


•March 23, 2016 • 1 Comment

My wisteria is doing well this year. Lots of blooms.

Guess what this is 2016/02/29

•February 29, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Wow! It has been forever since I did one of these… sorry for taking so long to post the answer to the last one, and for anyone that wants to see the last post visit https://mostlyphotos.wordpress.com/2015/07/04/guess-what-this-is-july-4-2015/

Every so often I post close up photo of something I have seen lately. I put that photo at the top of my post, I post the full photo of the last close up at the bottom of the post. Here is a new guess what this is photo… Guess what this is!

The answer to the last post is…

Dragonfly wing

You know you sometimes if you look at things to closely it is really hard to figure out what they are, but then again if you only look at things from a distance, you can miss the important and interesting details. It is also often easy to get swayed by what someone else thinks/guesses.

I have been categorizing these post under “Guess what this is” on mostlyphotos.wordpress.com


•January 21, 2016 • 1 Comment

This coyote stopped by the yard to get a drink from the pond. The dog went nuts barking at it.


•January 15, 2016 • 1 Comment

broad billed hummingbird

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