Friday, June 16, 2017

Update on the Agave Salmiana

The bloom stalk on the Agave Salmiana continues to grow and now it's starting to send out horizontal branches for the blooms.  There is a smaller branch starting to come out on the other side.




Agave Salmiana.  
This is the view from the kitchen door.  That is a time lapse camera mounted on a pole.  It's taking 1 picture an hour from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Agave Salmiana, 

Here you can see the second branch starting to come out.

Agave Salmiana, 
Because of it's location its hard to measure the height, but I estimating that it's anywhere from 24 to 27 feet tall from the base to the top.

Agave Salmiana,

Red-tailed Hawk

A Red-tailed Hawk has been circling overhead for the last few days.  Every time I would go grab my camera it would fly away.  But today I was able to get a few pictures. 

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Sunday, June 4, 2017

BirdCam on the Birdbath

Yesterday afternoon I set the BirdCam up in front of the birdbath, just to see who visits. A raccoon, house finch, western scrub-jay and a mourning dove stopped by for a drink of water. 

Raccoon

Raccoon
House Finch

Western Scrub-Jay

Western Scrub-Jay

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Oriole Video

Here is a short video of two male Hooded Orioles.

video

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I was wondering what the Oriole was 'crowing' about and then I saw the next picture.
Hooded Oriole

Hooded Oriole
The males don't like to share, meanwhile it's not a problem with the ladies.

Hooded Oriole

Hooded Oriole
The hummingbirds show up once the Hooded Orioles are done.








Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Schlumbergera is Blooming Like Crazy!

This little Schlumbergera of Mike's is blooming like crazy.  I think it looks great!

Schlumbergera
Schlumbergera
Schlumbergera

Epiphyllum Blooms

Two different Epiphyllums have been blooming.
Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum
Epiphyllum