Saturday, August 11, 2007

Back Yard Photos

I love to photograph insects and flowers. This morning, when my husband and I were about to leave the house for Target to get a new bicycle pump, I noticed this green fellow just sitting on the outside wall of the house. Here are two views of him - click on them for a larger view.

Next, when we got back from the store, I went into the backyard and took some pictures of a knight anole lizard that loves to hang out in our bushes.

It looks like he's playing hide and seek - actually, he wants me to go away....

Next these flowers from a weed that grows everywhere in South Florida - the seeds can be used to make one of the deadliest poisons known to man - ricin - but I just like the flowers, and keep the one bush of it cut back so that it doesn't take over.

Then there is my Lantana from the Everglades - we just uprooted a wild bush and replanted it in our yard - the butterflies love it.

Last but not least, another wild bush from the Everglades - Beautyberry. The birds love these berries and I love the color. We uprooted this also and replanted it in our back yard.

My favorite colors together in art and nature are purple and green. Those colors make my heart sing and my eyes jump for joy!

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