Monday, May 17, 2010

More yard pictures - cactus and jasmine

I wish I could link to the smell of the jasmine. It wafts throught the house.
Cholla and priclky pear.
The soaptree yucca in full bloom.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Inside Bloomers

We had 3 gardenia flowers recently.  This was the easiest to photo.
A friend gave me one of those supermarket package plant last October. I followed the directions, kept it in the refrigerator in a brown paper bag for 5 months, then mixed the dirt, planted the bulb and
voilĂ  -une jacinthe (hyacinth for you English speakers).

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Saturday's Visitor

Imagine my surprise when I walked (or started to walk) out the garage door to the truck this morning.
After much research, we've decided that it is a "dark adult" Desert Kingsnake.
All the info sites show knigsnakes looking much more yellow or banded.