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80 Acres: Cactus Flowers, etc. [Apr. 5th, 2009|05:21 pm]
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Yesterday, Karen and I walked out on the land and discovered that the lace cactus was in full bloom: pictures are up at http://www.80acresonline.org/blog/

We also saw monarch and other butterflies (including the Cloudless Sulphur feeding from the lace cactus flowers), heard and saw white-eyed vireos, white-crowned sparrows, red-tailed hawk, and black-chinned hummingbirds--male and female both, feeding on the coral honeysuckle in the SW meadow.

Other wildflowers (sparse, but there) included blue-eyed grass, prairie verbena, bluebonnets, parralena (small yellow flower), Texas star (larger yellow flower),  tansy ragwort, (smaller yellow flower),  bladderpod (very small yellow flower), gorgeous bladderpod (bigger flowers than plain bladderpod), (blackfoot daisy, rusty-blackhaw viburnum (different individual than last Sunday.)  
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[User Picture]From: farmgirl1146
2009-04-06 12:01 am (UTC)
The cactus and butterfly pictures are amazing. The butterfly's wing looks as though a picture of the cactus is on it. Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-04-06 06:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it fascinated me that the rose-markings on that greenish-yellow wing fit so well with the deep pink/magenta of the cactus. Stuff in nature doesn't clash.
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[User Picture]From: liz_gregory
2009-04-06 03:06 am (UTC)
I love visiting the 80 Acres Blog, and am incredibly envious of your camera.

I once told some friends that I want to be you when I grow up.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-04-06 06:45 pm (UTC)
Um...I think you'll continue to be a great YOU...(though I admit there were people I wanted to be--sometimes still want to be--when I grow up. Then I decided maybe I was just constitutionslly unable to grow up. Grow old, yeah, but up?)

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[User Picture]From: liz_gregory
2009-04-06 09:25 pm (UTC)
*grin* "you" in the horses and native flora & fauna sense.

I think that I've come to the decision to not grow up, either. Makes life more fun that way.
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