Friday, April 19, 2013

Today's walk report: 041913

Today's walk report: Despite my best intentions to do extended walks this weekend my new shoes today were begging to differ. However, I made it through a regular 8.77 KM walk just not too happily.

How could you not love this face?

One of my favorite flowers of spring just beginning to bloom in the nearby botanical garden. Caesalpinia gilliesii, commonly referred to as Mexican bird of paradise however it's not related to the bird of paradise genus, Strelitzia.

and a couple of more artsy close-up views...

The blue palo verde trees (Cercidium floridum), are also blooming heavily. The carpenter bees are loving it. A year ago I thought these were just really bad ass bumble bees. See, I learn stuff too.

Male Anna's hummingbird. I had full on glare from a 6PM declining sun in my face and was shooting a little on the blind side.


  1. Welcome back to the blogosphere.

  2. Thank you, David. The first thing I noticed is images are highly compressed compared to my sampling from 02/12.