A Peruvian Lily straddles a steel pole yesterday in the noon day sun. Without the pole the weight of the blooms, although slight, would send the plant to the ground as it nears the end of its life. These flowers grow best in areas where they don’t have to “stretch” to get sun unless, of course, there is an errant steel pole about for assistance.
This boulder is positioned so that sometimes it will be covered by ocean waters at high tide. From afar it doesn’t appear different than other large rocks around it, but up close every inch of its surface is covered by barnacles and shells.
Why is this rock coasted with shells and barnacles when others are not? And when does a rock become a boulder? The questions pour out, but as usual, I have no answers other than to state, this is an amazing boulder.
Teddy is a rescue dog, meaning she was an “escapee” from a shelter. We adopted her more than three years ago and she has now rescued me with her simple joy of thanks for a new life. Here she contemplates a new day at the top of the steps.
Two years ago I planted a succulent of some sorts–short, green and cactus like– in the front yard. Not much has happened to it until recently. Check out this shoot. Hopefully this isn’t a one-time bloom that occurs before the plant dies.
Yesterday I inspected a patch of Kenilworth Ivy in our front yard to see how it is surviving attacks by rabbits and gophers. To my surprise one of our honey bees was hard at work in the ivy which appears to be doing well despite the presence of gopher holes.
This starfish was temporarily stranded at low tide,baring itself as well as the multi-colored rocks around it.
The butterfly iris attracts pollinators and photographers. This one is in my front yard.