Wednesday, February 29, 2012

68: a shrubbery

while waiting for the eldest to get two small cavities filled (only one of us could go back with him due to space, and he chose daddy), i took the opportunity to capture an interesting shrub planted along the sidewalk of the shopping center where our dentist is located...

speaking of teeth~ bitty girl is currently cutting her canines...  which means she wakes up every 3.5 minutes and mama can't stay on the computer long enough to figure out what this is right now...  will update later.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

66/67: rookery

another twofer, since i didn't get an opportunity to photograph yesterday...  today, my sons and i went to the Blue Heron Rookery for the first time.  no flora info, as i have no idea what kinds of trees they are nesting in (the viewing area is across the river), but these were two of my favorite shots of the day:

heading away from the nest:
Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
returning with a stick (he passed the nesting area and circled back around, which is why it looks like he is going in the same direction as above):

looking forward to returning!  

want to see more

Saturday, February 25, 2012

64: outdoor carpet

i actually took my camera to work today, and caught sight of this little blanket of moss in the sun as i rounded the corner into a parking lot that i cut through to get into our lot.

and since i couldn't decide which i liked better, here's a little close-up of the sporophytes:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

53: hoping for a kiss

Mistletoe, Phoradendron sp., on OakQuercus sp.

too bad i'm spending Valentine's Day a few hundred miles away from my beloved...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

51: brosville moss

we are visiting grammie for a few days, so exploring a little piedmont flora...

Moss, possibly a Ulota sp.?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

49/50: snowy disposition

i had a busy, busy day yesterday and didn't get to do my photo, so you get a twofer today.

we've had a really mild winter, but a bit of snow fell this afternoon to remind us that it is still February, after all.
of course, it's already melted and the sun is shining as it sets...

Daffodil, Narcissus sp.

Variegated Periwinkle, Vinca minor 'Argenteovariegata'

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

44: one who has seen the eye

i bring great evil here...

another phone photo, this time in a target parking lot...    
at present, i don't know what kind of tree this is with no leaves to use for ID, but i may come back to it later in the spring.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

43: curly-qs

another phone-at-work photo...  in the rain...
i need to take another look at the rest of the tree to get a better idea of the possible identity, but i was intrigued by the curly seed pods that i had never noticed before...  after 9 years of working there.  #observationFAIL

possible Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

41: hopeful

my grandmother, Hope, could walk out, look down, and spot a 4-leaf clover almost immediately.  i didn't inherit that particular gift, but i can't see a clover patch without remembering her...

White Clover, Trifoliem repens