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SUMMER GARDENS AT PHIPPS

SUMMER GARDENS AT PHIPPS

Francine In Retirement

Below is the third in my series of my trip to Phipps Conservatory.  These photos contain shots of the Victorian Garden, Cactus Room, Orchid Room and tropical plants.  I hope you enjoy them.

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ORCHIDS

CACTUS AND AGAVE

PLANTS

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BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

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June 11, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Just Pondering Part 434

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Flowers From The Summer Capital.

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the unbearable lightness of being me.

Summer is almost over here on this side of the planet. And to cap off my summer flower series is this collection of flowers from Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines.

While walking around I stumbled upon several wild flowers; these are a few of them that I seldom see anywhere. And as usual, I have no idea what their names are.

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I’ve been to Baguio for several times already, but it was only during the last time that I got to visit it’s famous Botanical Garden. And for someone who loves flowers, this is a haven for me. I could spend the whole day just walking around this wonderful landscape with my camera and my macro lens. It is also known as the Igorot Village where you can see native huts just like the Igorot dwellings found in the Cordillera Region. But I never got the chance to…

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June 9, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

They’re everywhere! They’re everywhere!

They’re everywhere! They’re everywhere!

Russel Ray Photos

Out & About

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

As much as I love going to the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, and SeaWorld, there’s still nothing like seeing wildlife in the wild. Except I’m pretty sure that I would not want to see a mountain lion mommy and her little one while I was out hiking by myself. Nonetheless……….

I remember when I stumbled upon my first Canada Goose here in San Diego in 1996. I thought the poor thing had a serious deficiency in its map-reading skills (GPS wasn’t on the scene yet). Thirteen years later and I know that the Canada Goose is resident in all the lower 48 States as well as Canada.

In the 38 years I lived in Texas, I never saw a Canada Goose in the wild, yet the whole state is covered with “I live here in the Winter” blue in my National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North…

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June 2, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The day the people of Turkey rose up — in pictures ~ ROAR

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