Tag Archives: Flowers

Bees on White Flower, December

These white flowers were poking out of some scraggly brush on the walk around the old rice field at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

Bees on White Flower
Bees on White Flower

Perhaps a Camelia variety, they were the only flowers I saw in this mile and a quarter (2 KM) stretch on December 10.

Bees on White Flower
Bees on White Flower

The blooms were a little raggedy looking, but attracted a steady flow of bees and other small insects.

Bees on White Flower
Bees on White Flower

They were making the most of the situation on a 70 degree F (21 C) morning.

Bees on White Flower
Bees on White Flower

December Yellow

This burst of yellow called out when I passed down a narrow path on a recent afternoon at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.  The plant was large, these blooms were slightly above my eye level.

Yellow Flower
Yellow Flower

Regrettably I didn’t even look for a plant tag but did get one isolated flower, looking something like a ballerina.

Yellow Flower
Yellow Flower

December 10, 2020

Alligator Nursery

These images were taken in the same tidal inlet as my post All Stacked Up, Alligator Mother and Young.

Juvenile Alligator With Swamp Sunflowers
Juvenile Alligatora With Swamp Sunflowers

It is probably the same family as mother Alligators are very territorial.

Juvenile Alligator with Swamp Sunflowers
Juvenile Alligator with Swamp Sunflowers

The tide was in and the juvenile Alligators were having some swim practice.

Juvenile Alligators With Swamp Sunflowers
Juvenile Alligators With Swamp Sunflowers

I didn’t see mamma, but you can be sure she wasn’t far off as the youngsters explored.

Juvenile Alligators With Swamp Sunflowers
Juvenile Alligators With Swamp Sunflowers

This last fellow was working on his “just floating” pose.

Juvenile Alligator
Juvenile Alligator

Morning Glory, Back Yard

You may have noticed I have a thing for Morning Glories. I bought and planted a packet of seeds in the spring. I was excited when a few vines sprouted. Then, nothing. All summer long.

About two weeks ago Ted spotted one bloom at the top of the arbor. I was happy I hadn’t take the vine down. The vines grew. Then suddenly this:

Blue Morning Glories on Arbor
Blue Morning Glories on Arbor in the Rain

For any non-gardeners, these are one day blooms that will be shriveled up by the end of the day.

Blue Morning Glory Blossom
Blue Morning Glory Blossom

We had some rain shortly after the sun came up which made some interesting patterns.

Blue Morning Glory Blossom
Blue Morning Glory Blossom

This one lagged behind opening.

Blue Morning Glory Blossom
Blue Morning Glory Blossom

The blossom itself is quite delicate, I’m not sure what caused this damage.

Torn Blue Morning Glory Blossom
Torn Blue Morning Glory Blossom

I do hope the plant can take a touch of frost; the weather forecast is predicting 38 F (3 C) for tonight. Not that they are ever wrong!

Taken Sunday, November 1, 2020

 

Morning Glory

These wild pink Morning Glories have put on an amazing show this fall. I’ve yet to get a good composition of  a mass of them; here’s a small slice.

Pink Morning Glories
Pink Morning Glories

Not surprisingly there are plenty of bees and other insects.

Pink Morning Glories and a Bee
Pink Morning Glories and a Bee

Occasionally, a small grouping stands apart, like this upright trio.

Trio of Pink Morning Glories
Trio of Pink Morning Glories

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
September 20, 2020