Monday, August 18, 2014

Today's walk report: 081814; Last weekend

Distracting myself from the pervasive moment, here's some stuff from the weekend of August 15-17.

The weather continues to aggravate with mid-upper 90ยบ temps. It needs to go away.

Friday, 081514...

An A.M. walk, not that it helped much, quickly moving into the heat of the day. Docken and I stopped to look at a morning 1/2 moon and circling white doves.

Hoverfly on a salvia twig.
Gulf fritillary or passion butterfly (Agraulis vanillae)
A honey bee tussles in the stamen of a cactus flower.

Exploring the depths.
Cruising about.
Exit stage right.
One more time?
Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus), the conversation was with me. I hope I didn't say the wrong thing...

but perhaps I did...

Kalnachoe daigremontina.

Saturday... I don't remember what happened to Saturday.

Sunday, 081714...

Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii, in an olive tree.
Asclepias fascicularis.
Agraulis vanillae.
Another Selasphorus rufus, seemingly entertained by my presence.
Onto another distraction.


  1. The unknown succulent looks like it may be what's called "mother of thousands" or "mexican hat," properly classified as Kalnachoe daigremontina (or sometimes Bryophyllum daigremontianum). I hope the 2 of you are doing well despite the heat.

    1. Thank you, yes, Kalnachoe daigremontina. I believe there's a marker too--now that you mentioned the name.