Posts Tagged: cactus

The Cacti Garden

Cousin Itt and his smaller sibling Backlit Cacti, II Red

Thurs 11.03.16 – After dropping my dad off at the hospital for a bit of preventative cardiology, I went for a small photo walk before going back to the hospital. Here are a few of the photos taken by me with my Nikon D800 and a Nikon 50mm f/1.4G lens.

Happy 13th Birthday to this Blog!

Flowering Saguaro Cactus with a Tiny Native Bee

Fri 04.29.16 – Happy 13th Birthday to this blog a few days late! While I worked most of the evening of April 24th in 2003 to set this blog up on Movable Type, I was able to publish the first post just a few minutes after midnight.

Photo by Ms. Jen on Tues. 04.26.16 of a flowering saguaro cactus in Parker, Arizona; photo taken with Ms. Jen’s Nikon D800 and a Nikon 50mm f/1.4 G lens.

The Lesser Goldfinch of Christmas Present

A lesser goldfinch in a tree at the Cactus Garden at the Huntington

Sun 12.15.13 – I went up to the Huntington Library and Gardens early today for a much needed respite and photo wander around the gardens. Upon hearing the distinctive goldfinch song, I looked up into a nearby tree and saw a pair of Lesser Goldfinches rubbing their beaks on the branches. They were lovely.
I am glad that the goldfinches are back for the winter.
Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nikon D800 and the Nikon 50mm 1.4G lens.

It is done

Less than 48 hours from blooming the cactus flower is finished

Photo of the cactus flower taken by Ms. Jen with her Nikon D800.

Sat 06.01.13 – Happy June and the start of the official June Gloom season here in Southern California, although we have had the inversion layer of clouds part day or all day since March this year. Or in your part of the world, it maybe the start of summer or winter.
The cacti in my brother’s backyard bloom once a year for approximately 24-48 hours. Yesterday’s amazing, extravagant, big blooming cactus flower is today’s crestfallen, squash-ed end of bloom.
There are a few more cacti who will bloom this week and I will trot over to document their once a year cacti-sex pollen festival.
In other news, I accompanied my brother and Christine to Bert’s Mega Mall in Azusa this afternoon and as usual, Bert’s Mega Mall was a very interesting place to people watch.