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Through the Camera: The Flower Eater

I was wondering why my purple lantana had noticeably less flowers on it than the yellow one next to it… And then I caught the chuckwalla in the act of selectively munching down the purple flowers.

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The Art of BEEing: Start of the flow

The desert winter seems to be quickly moving into summer as the early wildflower bloom is underway and flowering trees are starting to break bud.  There are still a few more cool days and nights ahead, but highs in the … Continue reading

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Through the Camera: Painted Lady

A Painted Lady butterfly enjoys the lantana.

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The Art of Beeing: Reveling in the harvest

It sometimes takes distance to gain perspective. While away from the desert briefly to enjoy the harvest season at Rurikia, I have been pleased to enjoy watching scores of bees visiting the autumn wildflowers in the meadow there. At the … Continue reading

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Through the camera – the bees are here

Last Sunday I drove about 100 miles to an address I had been sent and found a man with a pickup truck full of bees. In a matter of minutes a 3 pound box of bees were nestled in the … Continue reading

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Seattle Soundings – urban pollinators

While walking along the Seattle waterfront, my eyes picked up a small movement in a rugosa rose. Looking closer I found it to be a pollen laden bee, and as I continued walking I found a surprisingly large number of … Continue reading

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Through the Camera – Bee

A honeybee trying to decide between multiple desert flowers

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Through the camera – Moth

Spotted while hiking in the Chiricahuas

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Flowers of spring

Spring has begun at Rurikia, heralded by the early flowers of the season, planted and wild.

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Tokyo Views –Tree Peonies at Hama-rikyu

Soon after I arrived in Tokyo I came across a planting of tree peonies in Hama-rikyu gardens and decided to plant one at Rurikia, which was accomplished earlier this year. Using the hunt for tree peonies as an excuse to … Continue reading

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