Saturday, June 17, 2017

Today's walk report: 061717, random images

I've been remiss with this blog and I'm trying to find a way around that. The thing is I have a few posts I've been s l o w l y working on, they're more complicated than the usual banter and the self-imposed obligation of doing them seems to keep me from posting anything. So... I'm trying to make up for that. Not for you but rather for me. For the most part, I don't know who you are. Anyway, here are some random images from mid April until recently. These are from both walks out and about and from casual strolls in our own front and back yards (those will be noted in the captions).

Male Calypte anna hummingbird.

The same hummingbird, one week earlier.

Lavatera maritima, front yard.

Palo verde tree.

Papaver rhoeas, back yard.

Mostly Papaver rhoeas and Clarkia, backyard.

Mostly Papaver rhoeas and Clarkia, backyard.

Erigeron karvinskianus and Verbena.

Bee on Chrysanthemum coronarium, front yard.

Monarch butterfly on pink spider flower grevillea.

A backyard panorama, April 17th.

Carpenteria californica.

Cloudless sulpher on scarlet bugler.

Dead or alive?

Consolida ajacis, backyard.

Bee on Consolida ajacis, backyard.

Gulf fritillary on Salvia clevelandii, clarkia in the background, backyard.

Iris pseudacorus.

Papaver rhoeas and Clarkia, backyard.

Papaver rhoes, backyard.

Bees on Papaver rhoeas, backyard.

Blue nolina.

Bumblebee and Salvia clevelandii.

A backyard panorama, April 26th.

Reclining hare.

Papaver rhoeas amidst Echium candicans flowers, backyard.

Scarlet flax and a hoverfly, front yard.

Mexican primrose and Eschscholzia californica.
Okay, that wasn't so hard to do. Thanks for coming along!


  1. Wonderful photos, as always, Eric. How are you, D and the garden holding up in the heat out there?