Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Our Brany New Baby Girl!!!

I'm not going into a great bunch of detail here, but thank you God!, thanks too my Wife, Mother-n-Law, Doctor Clump and every nurse at St Luke's!

Thanks again ;o)

Are you ok? Honey...,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba.......

Pics from the hospital, sorry no Boise sky-line.  It and the capital building were out windows I could not access.

And my Yucca glauca in full bloom. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

A few things here and there.

 Most of the prickly-pears have been in bloom and what a beautiful show.  I think their colors are some of the prettiest in the plant kingdom and I'm sure that few would disagree. They are just like glowing embers of fire in the drab background of rock and chalky soils.   

gopher snake
A snap shot of desert on the way to Boise. 
Hottest temp on the porch so far this year.
salvia sp.

Echinocereus reichenbachii

Opuntia polyacantha

Opuntia basilaris

Opuntia fragilis


Corypantha sp

native grass

Eriogonum umbellatum

Opuntia polyacantha cross

Opuntia polyacantha

Primrose sp.

Opuntia polyacantha, I love this one!  The flower look like they glow.

Echinocereus fendleri

Opuntia fragilis

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Iris and her friends.

  The wind for the most part has been blowing just about every day sense February.  This has kept me inside far to often.  I would rather work out in 90f heat than eat dirt and dust all day.  Besides I do it all day at work, I need a break when I get home.  The other things I hate about the wind is... I cant spray weeds or even burn the weeds I pick up and then the weeds I do pick up are replaced with more tumble weeds blown back in.  It's a never ending cycle and I enjoy almost every minute of it.  :o)     

They are tough even without water.  I've seen them growing by abandoned buildings in Southern AZ
And more than often, the are free!

west side and the back yard

globe mallow

cliffrose (Purshia mexicana)

columbine sp. (idaho native)

ice plant sp.

catmint (nepeta sp.)

California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica)
This plant lived through the winter, which I have never seen before.
Iris (up-close)

Echinocereus triglochidiatus

Yucca baccata

penstemon sp.
columbine sp. 

penstemon sp.

Echinocereus reichenbachii subsp. albispinus

Sclerocactus parviflorus
With ant damage, these are the same ants that sometimes pollonate my yuccas.

If you look close, you can see the ants!