wow - you grow them big over there!! Passing through to my audition! Nice blog :)
I don't get bored with the nubbins on George, Naomi, I think they are cute. I will be interested to see them as they flower and then fruit. I can't believe how big some of the cacti get; that one with the person beside it is amazing. Who knew they lived that long?!
So pretty. I love your plants. :)
Storm watch in California cracks me up. Like we're aspiring toward Tornado watches in Oklahoma or something. *snort*
i love rainy days in LA...
Your images are great as usual
Soon, I will start hacking through the compost and pushing around the dirt in my vegetable garden, getting ready for my next crop of habanera chilies, tomatoes, and cucumbers. I am totally garden-focused for several months of the year, thinking during the drive home on the Garden State Parkway (Ha ha!) how wonderful it will be to go out back, water the garden, and see who's grown. I'm also out of my homemade hot sauce--I'm getting antsy. I need chilies!
Great photos and an nice tour.
Love your plants, Naomi. Cigar Cactus is beautiful! How huge is this one named Pachycereus Pringlei. Love also 'George' flowers.
Have a nice weekend surround by your amazing cactus species!
I really admire your ability to take detailed shots of many interesting things especially plants which I love very much.
Do you have an album for all of them? It would be nice to have some of them framed and displayed in your house or office. Or maybe you can give them as gifts.
Lovely post Naomi! I don't get tired of hearing about your plants and seeing their progress! That one you call the Cigar Cactus reminds me of a big hairy ear of corn!
Storm watch sounds like putting the horse after the cart lol.
We have lots of rain here in autumn and winter, too much in fact :)
You've got some really nice nubs, Naomi.
That sounds kind of dirty doesn't it?
I'm amazed by nature too. Beauty is all around us. We just have to take a closer look.
My favorite thing about the weather reports on TV in CA is when there is actual thunder and lightening. You would think they had never HEARD of thunder and lightening, they way they go on and on about it. Cracks me up every time. Plus when it gets cold enough to snow at 3000 ft. YOu would think that this was a calamity of mythic proportions.
Hey, 70 degrees tomorrow in Boston. Sunny, too. Just like it's supposed to be in LA!
Here via you know who.
Wow! I can't believe how big your cacti are! I thought you meant 8 inches instead of 8 feet... but no. Wow!
The first picture reminded me of animal wiskers. At first I thought it was a seal. You should've seen me lookin' for its eyes ;)
Here from Michele's. Can't believe how long it's been since I've been here. Haven't been playin' much lately. So when I saw your name after mine... I wanted to rush over and say hello!
(And... I'm here from Michele's ;)
I love to see your cacti! We used to have one in the hall that was almost six feet tall, but a guest's little boy SAT on it and it was never the same after being cracked in half. We picked the prickles out of the little boy for hours. I'm here from Michele's right now, but I come here all the time.
as Indy and i were wandering the other day i saw cacti on my neighbors porch in an olden wooden tub, i thought of you and snapped a pick, the picture is about halfway down the blog now, with a blurb about how much i love your blog. I can not pass a cactus now without thinking of your beautiful garden.
Storm Watch! The Blizzard of '94! I have been developing a blog post in my head about our culture of fear. Bird Flu! Yikes.
I love that abstract looking photo, and that first one not only looks like hair, it looks like Beaker from the Muppets. ;)
Here via michele, but I don't need to be. :D
The other one looks like lots and lots of fingers put together.
I am amazed every time I read one of your posts about cacti (spelling?). They really are incredible plants. As for the storm watch, here in Georgia, every year it seems they predict a minor dusting of snow. It never happens, but there is always a run at the supermarket and you can't get bread or milk after that. I swear I think its just a marketing gimic. MIchele sent me.
i came by here last night, and since i have already commented on this post, i will comment on the one below, because, well michele told me to come say hi!
Wonderful photos! Great blog.
Michele sent me.
Hey there. I'm here from Michele's. Loving the cacti but I must tell you, being from the upper midwest my only experience with cactus was grabbing one once. You only do that once! ;o) Funny thing about those storm watches. I guess it happens like that everywhere.
I promise - as soon as the rain stops for more than ten minutes, I am going for a blogwalk in Merrie Olde Englande.....
The first thing that crossed my mind when I saw the opening photo was - Naomi has been photographing Hedgehogs? :)
Thanks for sharing more pictures of your beautiful gardens.
Michele sent me this time :)
Still no arrangments in place that I know of so we can't make plans yet for August :)
hello from your friend in the Mountains, we got asprinkle of snow today, thats all
I love when you post the pictures of the cacti (is that a word??) lol Michele sent me, but you know I am here often! :)
I love the picture of the rain drops on the fuzzy hair of the cactus. I just spent the day digging in flower beds here. In Oklahoma we had red clay and here they have gooey black clay. You essentially have to replace it with topsoil for anythng to grow. Mom ordered 4 O'clocks and we had to plant them. I am so tired and sore. They better grow!!!!!! Maybe the cactus would like it... no, not likely.
Nature is amazing... thanks for sharing some of its wonders.
Here from Michele's.
Very cool pictures. Lol i thought the second one down was a cob of corn. Can you tell I don't have a green thumb?
Here from Michele's tonight.
There's something so captivating about water on flora. You know it won't last long, that it'll evaporate in mere minutes. So capturing that moment with a camera becomes all the more meaningful because it is so ephemeral.
I hope you have one huge hard drive to store all those pictures - the ones you've taken, and the ones you've yet to take and share. It's a joy to peek over your shoulder.
I love the 'hair' on the 2nd picture. It looks like it's just on the sides & reminds me of a cartoon character.
Oh, do I know what you mean about Storm Watch. Every station has their own name for it, just like the weather systems they use, like Doppler 2000 or Storm Watch 2006! Tarzan & I laugh about them too cuz they're so dramatic. I mean, for goodness sakes, it's RAIN people! Not a meteor! Gotta love California :)
Name: OldOldLady Of The Hills
Location: Los Angeles, California