Friday Night Photos Spring Edition

Happy Friday everyone. As always, post any photos you like.

Spring is here. Gardens are growing. Flowers are blooming.

From the Flower Fields in Carlsbad.

Employee of the month
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Tootsie Pops
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Sailing on the Flower Sea
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DayGlo
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Pink Lemonade
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enhydra lutris's picture

employee of the month. I remember those fields, but it's been ages since I've been there.

For once I can be somewhat topical, on a whim I snapped some shots in the yards just to get some sort of use out of my camera.

poppies out back
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note the white ones
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solitary white one
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apple tree
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some of the front poppies
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redbud against sky
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redbut and neighbor's house
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damnfino succulentus
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close up
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thanks for hosting

be well and have a good one

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@enhydra lutris
Nice variety of flowers. What type of apple is your apple tree?

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@Socialprogressive

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@enhydra lutris

Sigh. Those bring back memories of my time in the California sun. Very nice.

But speaking of Poppies, poppies, poppies have y’all seen this?

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@snoopydawg

poppy power.

be well and have a good one

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@snoopydawg

I'll watch it later.

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dystopian's picture

@snoopydawg always loved that song SD!

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@enhydra lutris

Thanks for showing us your spring garden. I don't think I've ever seen a white poppy before. I wonder if it has special poppy qualities. It is so delicate, thank you.

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@enhydra lutris Great stuff EL! Nice poppies. There are a couple small butterflies that often hit Redbuds, one is a neat brown one, the group is called Elfin, I forget which you have there. They have a real odd scalloped hindwing with a tail. They are an early spring only flier in lots of places (where I am, maybe a 60 day flight period for adults). I see lots of those damn-if-I-knows. As some of my favorite Brits said when they were being held-up for their Lupines, "I'm not a bleedin' botanist!"

be well, take care!

Had my first of spring Summer Tanager back today.

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More ...

https://www.google.com/search?q=tanager&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2a...

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enhydra lutris's picture

@dystopian

bright yellow. Never see them locally here, but up in the Sierras and out in the desert (go figure).

be well and have a good one

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snoopydawg's picture

The one with the bee is incredible. Our daffodils have bloomed already. I think it’s early, most of the trees are budding too. Love this time of year!

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@snoopydawg

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Pricknick's picture

The only real signs of spring this year in southern Michigan, is the mating of the avian wildlife.
It's been wet and cold so far with temperature swings of 40 and 50 degrees weekly.
Still around 45 days until last frost so I'm really in no hurry to plant the garden but I have started my Blue Dream seeds.
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@Pricknick
Those are some mighty tasty looking buds.

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@Pricknick now that is my kind of flower bud PN! I'll be right over... Wink Beautiful!

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@Pricknick Thank you all for the great pics and comments. "Employee of the Month" is classic as well as funny. Smile
Rec'd!

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I love the lusciousness of your flowers and how almost tangible they are. Thank you.

Like bird lover dystopian says, I gotta fly. I won't be scavenging like a bird for our dinner, but I have to prepare it, so see you tomorrow.

Seaweed salad ...

Be well everyone

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enhydra lutris's picture

@janis b

be well and have a good one

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@enhydra lutris

I wouldn't want to eat it off the countertop, it would be way too salty and gritty.

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@janis b
Love the seaweed salad. Enjoy your dinner.

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@janis b Wow, you really toss your salad Janis! Do the waves help? Is there wasabi?

Neat photo, thanks for sharing!

take care!

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@dystopian

do all the work, and art of it. I just might bring wasabi with me the next time I take a walk there. I'm always looking for new culinary suggestions.

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Such detail.

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Are animal bonds like human ones? Who couldn’t love this face?

More photos here.

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@snoopydawg
how could you not love nature.
Thanks for the link, Snoopy.

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@snoopydawg Pretty sure the butterfly is an Acmon Blue. The birds are Great Egret. I think the bonds for many animals is dependent on the type of social life they lead. Things like whales or elephants that live long lives in tight close extended family groups, probably have very strong bonds. As evidenced by many stories of observations of the group when one of a group dies. But when animals live more solitary existences, it is not likely that close tight type of bond we think of as 'near dear ones' with. Birds or butterflies would not likely recognize their own offspring two years later. Apes, cetaceans, many large mammals probably would. Degree of parental care likely is another major factor, being highly developed in the animals with more highly developed social structures. Neat pics!

I gotta fly...

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@snoopydawg

Thanks snoopy

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dystopian's picture

Hi all, Hi SP! GREAT flower photos SP! Outstanding work man! Beautiful! Due to drought and late freezes our spring is a bit behind here and almost no wildflowers have sprouted yet.

thanks all for the great pics!

be well!

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@dystopian
Hopefully you'll get some wildflowers soon.

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@dystopian  

 
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/20-albums-rolling-stone-l...

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@lotlizard
Thanks for the link. That gives me a whole bunch of new (old)
music to check out on spotify.

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@Socialprogressive blooming. Smile The other two hide their blooms but you can spot them cos they smell like coconuts. They're thriving so blooms will come. No, no pics. I'm no photog, seriously. I shake my head over my orchid posse cos normally, all I have to do is walk by a plant and it wilts.

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@orlbucfan
I'm no green thumb either, though I have managed to keep the two small orange trees and lime tree in my yard growing. Now if only the orange trees would produce some fruit.

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@orlbucfan

It sounds like you and orchids are a perfect match. An orchid that has the scent of coconut must be wonderful.

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@janis b me and my green thumbed pals (east central FL cave dweller LOL) is they smell like Hawaiian Tropic. Smile

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@orlbucfan  
https://www.hawaiiantropic.com/

Alas, the Internet still doesn’t support olfactory media playback…

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@orlbucfan

I remember it well ; ).

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