Monday, September 3, 2007

Parrots ahoy

You know when a flock of parrots are nearby with the racket they make. This guy, who is in our neighbor's pecan tree, is a member of a flock of red-crowned parrots.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Blooming in the garden

You know I love my rain lillies. Ah, there is nothing quite like Zephyranthes sp. 'Grandjax'. It is perhaps the most floriferous rain lilly I've been around.

This wispy plant, called Baja fairy duster or Calliandra californica, grows from California to Texas. I love it.

This is a native volunteer plant we call cowpen daisy, Verbesina encelioides. It is an annual, but it comes back every year. As you can see, it is a star among butterflies.