Sunday, July 31, 2011

Callifornia Summer Color... Blue Daisy like Flower... Day 201

This is so pretty, but not necessarily a native of California.  We were at the Fresno Zoo.  Many plants from different places.  I loved it because I had so many when I had the nursery.  But here is another defying my identification.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Callifornia Summer Color... Coreopsis Moonbeam... Day 200

The granddaughter was learning the names of the flowers.  Her mom said we learned more flower names at the zoo than  animal names.  Can I help it if I love flowers? 
Coreopsis Moonbeam
The Fresno Zoo is a wonderful zoo.  They have beautiful flowers too. ; )

California Summer Color...Thees Sun Flowers... Day199

These were taken on my Birthday Genealogy Trip. Love them.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

California Summer Color... A Clump of Pretty Grass? Day 196

I have to apologize. This up on a hillside I can not get to.  The plant reminds me of Liriope, but the leaves are too thin and grassy like. The flowers are a deep purple. Makes a pretty clump on the hillside.  If anyone know what it is let me know.

Monday, July 25, 2011

California Hummingbird... Day 195

My son in law said that I need a high speed to capture the colors.  I at least caught the wings.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

California Bird... Day 188

I believe this is a Bronze Cowbill.  He would  now be still for a clear shot.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Prism Glass Offers a Lovely array of colors... Day 183

While standing in the kitchen, I looked out the door and thought, how pretty. Picture doesn't do justice, but I tried.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Morning at the Park... Day 182

She had been trying to learn how to do the monkey bars. She bit the dust as you can see. Couldn't resist  her smiling face.

Of course, if one has her picture taken the other needs it also

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Leaning back and Enjoying the Comfy Sack... Day 179

The parents bought a Comfy Sack for the library. The three year old knew what it was for.  Lean back and take it easy.
BTW I thought I had a scheduled post for Sunday... Where did it go?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

California Summer Color ... Colorful Weed Day 177

Sisymbrium altissimum or Tall Tumblemustard.  The flower has interesting growth during the summer and turns into a tumble weed fall and winter.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Color With Children Playing... Day 175

Hardy Shrub Roses in the background have not been irrigated or pruned while the family was gone for a year at the University.   Can't understand why the girls were not impressed. : )

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

California Summer Color Primrose... Day 174

This is a Primrose, I can not find which species, but same foliage.  Isn't it a lovely color. Grows wild here with the Oenothera speciosa: Mexican evening primrose

Monday, July 4, 2011

Summer Color Fourth of July... Day 172

Did not have a good lens for this.  Not to mention the camera shutter time was way too slow. I had to show what I managed to capture out of way too many shots.  Part of the finale.  Happy Fourth of July!