Saturday, December 6, 2014


It's great to see rain drops in the pine tree.  The four year drought in southern California is taking it's toll and hopefully we will get steady slow rain this rainy season.

Rain drops in the pine tree

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Variegated Plumeria Blooms!

My variegated Plumeria has finally bloomed!  I've had for a year and a half and this is the first time it has bloomed.  They are small blooms that are soft pink with yellow near the center.  There is even a little variegation in the petals.  The nursery where I bought it didn't know what color the blooms would be, I was hoping for something other than white, so I'm very happy.

Variegated Plumeria

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Time-lapse of Cactus Blooming

I made a time-lapse video of a cactus blooming.  This cactus sits in a shady area of our balcony. Yesterday I noticed that it was going to bloom, so I set the time lapse camera up to start taking pictures every thirty seconds beginning at 8:00 AM.  This 24 second video captures about 3.5 hours of cactus blooming.


Here are some stills from the beginning, middle and end.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Another new Passion Vine!

My friend Julie gave me another Passion vine.  This one is called 'Elizabeth' and it 's a hybrid by Patrick Worley.  This bloom is almost 5 inches in diameter.
Passion Flower, Elizabeth

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Pavonia Rosera

I think this is an interesting plant, it's a Pavonia Rosera. There are blooms all over the plant and the blooms last a long time.

Pavonia Rosera
This one too

Pavonia Rosera

Pavonia Rosera

Monday, July 28, 2014

Passion Vine Collector!

I'm becoming a Passion Vine Collector!  I received this Passion Vine from my friend Julie.  It has a beautiful red flower.
Passion Flower

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A Red Passion Flower

Now one of the red passion vines is starting to bloom.
Passion Flower