Archive for June, 2011

Red Gerbera

We did our grocery shopping for the Fourth of July weekend yesterday. As I passed the flower concession in the supermarket, I put some nice red Gerbera daisies in the cart. This one is in the little bathroom. You can see part of my beautiful framed mirror in the out-of-focus background. Click on the image to enlarge.


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Another View of the New House


We hiked up the road to the west of our house to a neighbor’s place. She wasn’t home, so I walked into the pool area and took this image of our neighbor’s view of our house. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Ramirez offers yet another take on the administration’s military policy . . .


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Wide Angle Panorama of the Property


Damsel got out the wide-angle lens for her Canon EOS camera today and walked across the road to capture this panoramic image of (most) of the front property line. You can see the RV drive-thru on the left and the concrete driveway on the right. Most of the landscaping is already in place but we expect to acquire an ocotillo to be placed near the courtyard gate. Next summer, the little plum tree by the gate should be a lot larger and fuller. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Cereus Cactus Flower

On the morning of our return to Arizona, the cereus cactus in the California garden happened to be in bloom. I took a couple of images of it under the skies of low clouds and fog that prevail on the Southern California Coast this time of year. I can hardly wait until the cuttings of this cactus we brought from the California House start to produce these under the sunny Arizona skies. Click on the image to enlarge.


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The Doom Family

Just before our arrival in Wickenburg this afternoon, as usual, we see this roadside sign crediting the highway adoption as belonging to the “Doom” family. I wonder if they changed the family name from “Apocalypse” or “Armageddon?” Note the gunshot dimples on the left side of the sign. Click on the image to enlarge.


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California Cactus Flower

We were up at Fort MacArthur today to visit with DrJim. While we were there, I walked around with Cabela and took several photos of flowers in bloom. This is a photo of a flower on a prickly pear cactus growing on the hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Beautiful cactus flowers bloom in California too! Click on the image to enlarge.


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