Posts Tagged ‘desert plants’

With a name like that, you’d expect something special…and you’d get it. I’m not sure if fairies use it for dusting or if you dust fairies with it, but either way I’d love to have a supply of them in my cleaning closet or in my garden.

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I’ll be posting this from the Pacific side of Costa Rica!! I’m excited to be headed for a new place with our older daughter, a mother-daughter trip. I won’t be online much but I don’t want to miss the “Macro” challenge. My entries are two photos from outside my parents’ house in Mesa, Arizona. Hope you enjoy them and your week.

To see all the photos, go to http://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/phoneography-challenge-your-phone-as-your-lens-macro-and-check-new-themes-added

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If you follow my blog, you already know I’m on vacation in the Phoenix, Arizona area with limited internet access.  My first entry for “Macro” is from one of the cactus plants in my parents’ natural yard.  The spines don’t deter the birds, however, and there’s a next not far from my photo of one of the cactus fruits.  Serendipitously,  the location of the spines reminds me of some bizarre (is there any other kind?) of costume Madonna might wear or a space alien who clutches victims to her voluptuous bosom, stabbing them with the poisonous spines.

The second, more prosaic but still beautiful, photo is of the buds of a hyacinth that I didn’t get out of the pot and into the ground in time and which decided to bloom again during the winter.  Both photos were taken with my iPad and only cropped.

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