More To Come..........
Your 'Fall' pictures are like our summer! They are lovely pictures of the cacti.
I was quite inspired when I saw the ones you've grown and when we returned to the UK after our visit to you I decided to try something here.
Unfortunately the weather would defeat the types of plants you have, so I've settled for some 'spiky alpines' instead. I'll let you know how they do!
Beautiful, beautiful, love those flowering branches!!
The bad thing about winter here is that we have to go six months without beautiful plants surrounding us. Thanks for sharing yours.
such incredible photo's you always take! I am so glad you have all of it to wonder at and photograph each year it seems something new blossoms or a stalk comes up... it's all amazing!
How do you get those bees in action shots?? Your nature shots are always intriguing, my friend. Wish I had that kind of beauty all around me...but at least you share yours. Thanks for that!
Happy Saturday, amiga! I'm heading to Ft. Lauderdale for a day of art walking and exhibits.
PS - Can you recommend any good art films? I'm running low on my Netfix queue and don't have any idea what to add to it. Thx! :)
I hope you are taking it easy and letting the family take care of themselves - that's what families are for.
I enjoy the sculptural plants - so different to what we have here. Those below the wall must be a deterrent for any would be trespassers. You are certainly doing your bit to help with the honey crisis.
Get well soon.
Sorry to hear that you are feeling a little under the weather, try not to get too stressed out and enjoy the time with your family, i am sure they will understand if you are not quite up to par!
Some fantastic shots again, I really do like the way you described them as 'living sculptures', especially the tall ones that you seem to have growing in abundance, they have such strong 'lines'.
We don't have anything like your heat, here in the UK, however it has been unseasonaly warm down in the South, with daytime temperatures more reminiscent of a Summer's day. There is going to be quite a drop in the night-time temperatures this week, so it looks as if it is about to break, although I can't remember the last time we had rain.
Enjoy your weekend and take care.
oh, naomi, how i love coming by and sitting on your patio visiting while we watch these wonderful little creatures "bee" themselves on your magnificent plants - you are so right about how totally sculptural/architectural they are - these today remind me of ancient sentinels standing watch! and those blooms! just luscious! you are such a dear to invite us all into your world of beautiful things! i know what you mean about it being so hard to realize the ages of some of your plants - i've a ficus that is a little more than 25 yrs old - seems only yesterday it was a drooping depressed little thing that my daughter gave me and i nursed back to health! just curious, do you name your plants [i know, you have so many, but...]? talk to them etc? again, thanks for the visit, dear lady! wonderful time!
oh, and i've put up another little piece that's not quite so discombobulated as the last one! that weird one was written in the middle of a weird night, if i remember correctly! ;)
Naomi, I have learned so very much from you about cacti, and I appreciate all that you show us and tell us about them. They are indeed beautiful, sculptural plants and as I've mentioned before, the geometry of them astounds me.
The bees are sure having a blast in your garden and you take such great photos of them!!
I'm so sorry to hear that you are feeling bad. I hope by now that you are on the mend and feeling much better!! xxoxx
Oh I am so sorry you are unwell! I hope you are improving a bit and that you coped with the family at the weekend.
I love the shots with the bees. I thought they were wasps but I have no idea what the difference is between the two. Well bees die after they sting and wasps don't, but that's about it.
You must spend hours in your garden just enjoying all your beautiful plants.
What a lovely view when you sit on your patio!
Tropical exotic! Please take care of yourself, Naomi! I'm wishing you a speedy recovery.
35 different varieties in your garden of Euphorbias, that's impressive and very different from we have in our Summer Garden.
I wonder what colors the Honey from these Flowers will be?
You will see very different colors in post from The Olive Festival in Provence
I'm really amazed by splendour and the seize of your Euphorbias.
They are marvellous and like you wrote: Living Sculptures.
I'm habby the bees are back. Like you I've been concerned about the lack of Bees.
They are more important than most people think about.
Well, I live in Phoenix so this is what's around me 24/7. I did not care for them at first, but have grown to love them. The bloom on the Saquaro is incredible. The Ocotillo is my favorite. The blooms on prickly pear are pretty terrific, too.
And I get all Boy Scout with cacti now. I know the one to eat and which ones hold the most water.
And so many cacti become homes for other creatures. The list of reasons to love these plants goes on and on.
I am fascinated by the bumble bees....they looked so 'fat' must be getting good nectar from your garden :)
I laughed while watching at the videos you took during the Ladies Who Lunch party – you certainly had fun.
The orchid photos were stunning – the colors gorgeous.
I always enjoy reading your reviews of films, or television shows. We do not have HBO but while in Long Island we saw “Boardwalk” on TV. I liked it a lot. I’ll see if my library has the DVD for the first season.
You have such a first class garden Naomi – I know how much pleasure it gives you – and of course all your guests admire it as well.. I hope your respiratory infection goes away quickly – these things can make you feel so weak.
hope your day finds you sitting out on your patio soaking it all in! ;)
Oh my, those cactus and succulents are fantastic, truly beautiful! I saw some big ones when I was visiting friends in Dana Point a few years ago, and lots when I visited Israel. So different from anything we see here in cold Canada unless I go to the big ornamental greenhouses in Toronto or in Niagara Falls.
I love that shot of the cactus taller than your house. It looks like a tree! Also, let your family take care of you this weekend instead of worrying and stressing about them.
I love the pics of the bee. "Flight of the Bumblebee." Great!
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