Friday, September 26, 2008
It was the flower that caught my eye. A strange looking one that looks as though it would be more at home underwater. Then there were the strange green bumps - individual flowers? seed pods? Who knows, but definitely interesting!
This aloe was also interesting, not so much for its leaves, which are different from your typical aloe - say aloe vera perhaps, but for its flowers.
These are the flowers. I noticed there were ants all over the stalks on this. I'm not sure if they show when you click on the photo, but there are several ants here.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Probably not the eensy weensy spider here either. About the size of a quarter or maybe just a bit bigger (with the legs). Not huge but still a respectable size.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Nice looking flower
Here is the fruit starting to grow. The long curved part is what will eventually dry up and split open forming the 'devil's claw'
Such large leaves should be an open buffet line for a host of insects, but this one doesn't seem to have many takers. The leaves and stems have kind of dewy/sticky hairs all over - must not be very tasty. This was about all the damage I saw.
If this one makes it far enough, I'll post some pictures of the final pod, too.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
And after digital distortions, we did digital manipulations:Erik - I don't know why he was picking on the French.
Karen flew back to Iowa to visit her mom & brother & sister in-law and family. Hopefully, she'll bring back pictures to post this time. We men took the afternoon to visit the Arizona Science Center. They had a new exhibit of digital fun. The boys didn't want to leave it.