Sunday, January 23, 2011

SIGNS OF WINTER/ SIGNS OF SPRING~ MACRO MONDAY IN TRANSITION

I first just want to say how fun it was to read comments today. It's so nice to know that fellow gardeners stop by to 'visit'. :-)  Thanks.
I think I'm getting more and more critical of my photos and lately, I've trashed just about everything I take.
Ever had one of those times?   So here are the last 3 that jumped back out of the trash can. It's been too muddy (when was the last time I said that!!!) to garden, so I've been trimming trees and shrubs and trying to find something to photograph. Happy Macro Monday.  And...to see some people NOT struggling to find a photo or two, visit Lisa's blog at http://lisaschaos.com/  . Her photography blog is gorgeous.
Cardboard palm (Zamia furfuracea) The individual pieces feel stiff and are kind of like botanical poker chips.
It can regrow brilliantly from a hard freeze. I love this plant!

A ladybug! Maybe Spring is on the way. (click on photo to get MACRO)

The wild elderberry bush takes the lead and starts budding this week. Doesn't it know it's still January?
Today's Garden Chuckle:  You would never want to sprinkle this on your plants!

16 comments:

  1. Härliga bilder du visar på din blogg!
    Helt rätt, kommentarer är det som är mer än halva nöjet med bloggen. Synd bara att mina vänner är så tröga med kommentarer på min Singaporeblogg.

    Hälsninga från svensk i Singapore!

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  2. Ha! I wish I knew how to be critical and cull some of my photos. I have a tough time trashing any of them. It just seems so...well... final. Love that ladybug, and I'm gonna have to add some cardboard palms to my garden. Thanks for the reminder.

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  3. Lovely outdoor shots. I wish I had something more than snow to photograph in my garden.

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  4. Translation from Annelie:
    Lovely pictures displayed on your blog! You are quite right; comments are more than half the fun of having a blog. Too bad my friends are a bit slow to comment on my Singapore blog.
    Greetings from a Swedish person in Singapore.

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  5. Great detail in the shot of the ladybug!

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  6. From one Texan to another-------FREEBIRDS...I'll take the hybrid please! With carnitas, refried beans, lots of cheese, pico, some jalapeno peppers, cilantro and onion. Mmmmm. And the Death Sauce...you can have it. roflmao.

    Loved your macros.


    A rosebud

    http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com/2011/01/blog-visit-is-like-leaving-calling-card.html

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  7. beautiful images...the firy sauce may not be good for the garden, but I bet it keeps some pests away!

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  8. I especially like the pictures of the ladybug...Have a grand day! Cathy

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  9. Great shots! I especially like the ladybug :)

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  10. The ladybug! Spring already? Love the cardboard palm! Very nice!

    Yes, I have had times like that where I don't like my photos, in fact, been going through that lately, hoping vacation will help that.

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  11. LOL @ the Death Sauce :) I love your ladybug shot and your first shot! I hope spring is near!!!

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  12. I cannot imagine looking for spring so early in the year! We are still in the depths of winter and have a minimum of 7 more weeks.

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  13. Can`t wait for spring. nice shots.

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  14. I have not seen a ladybug in my garden lately... I need them back! Love the palm, what a lovely leaf.

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  15. I'm happy to see spring might be coming for someone!

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  16. fun photos! can't wait until spring!

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I always appreciate your comments & questions! Happy Gardening from David/ Tropical Texana

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