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Flower Shots

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Offline DonnaB

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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #90 on: August 29, 2008, 07:56:40 AM »


This is my first time posting a picture, so I hope I am doing this right. This is from my Dad's in East Texas (Athens). I think it's a Moon Flower.


This one I believe is an Angel Trumpet.



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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #91 on: August 30, 2008, 10:17:48 AM »
Those are beautiful flowers Donna!
  Bill
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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #92 on: August 31, 2008, 02:49:38 AM »
For the plant experts:
I noticed this vine in the yard today. I've never seen anything like it. As near as I can tell, it may be Corona de Cristo, which is native to northern S America. Am I even close?

Here's an overall look, then the flower (closed?) and the fruit.

  Bill



Passion vine bloom taken yesterday...in San Antonio.
  Bill



Since these look the same to me, I'm guessing that you identified the mystery vine from your earlier post as "Passion Vine" ??
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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #93 on: August 31, 2008, 07:37:39 AM »
Hi fartymarty!
Yeah, now that I've had a good look at the bloom, which only stays open a couple of hours after sun up, it's definitely a Passion Vine. It took me a year to find out...last fall my wife trimmed the bushes where this vine was growing and cut off most of the vine before I got enough blooms to open to identify it. Got enough rain and blooms this year to be sure.

Are you going to BB this fall? I'm going in a month and plan an overnight stay up on the S Rim to hopefully get some nice sunset and sunrise pics. Maybe there will be some cacti blooming since there has been a fair amount of rain out there lately.
   Bill
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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #94 on: September 01, 2008, 02:00:26 AM »
Hi fartymarty!

....Are you going to BB this fall?   Bill


    I have the time scheduled off from work for late October, but I'm not sure if I'm going to make it or not. A lot
of family health issues are arising. I have been following your plans for your trip, and like everybody else, I'm looking forward to
your trip report.

     I'm glad to hear that I can stop looking to ID your vine :icon_lol: !!
Fort Worth

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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #95 on: September 01, 2008, 07:08:02 PM »


Yellow Bells and Ocotillo.  Pine Canyon trail.

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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #96 on: September 07, 2008, 11:46:17 PM »
Here's a shot by my friend, Jimbob, an infrequent poster to this site, taken a few years ago.  Beautiful shot!



Al

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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #97 on: October 21, 2008, 11:15:57 PM »
Here's a few flower shots from my uncles' garden out in L.A.










Ok, so that last one's a buttoniere from their wedding, but it still counts as a flower, right?

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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #98 on: October 22, 2008, 11:19:23 PM »
Still working on some fall flower shots.  But what the heck, here's one from Bee Caves on Hwy 71 taken today, there are much better shots to be had.  Will try harder!


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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #99 on: October 23, 2008, 04:43:08 PM »
From the teepees on River Road FM 170



Sure was attracting the butterflies!

Voni
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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #100 on: October 23, 2008, 04:46:46 PM »
I've head these called Mexican Poppies:



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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #101 on: October 23, 2008, 05:16:14 PM »
a Chisos Bluebonnet with the Chisos in the background!   :icon_smile:


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Re: Flower Shots
« Reply #102 on: October 29, 2008, 12:30:35 AM »
I don't remember seeing these guys before on Southwest Pkwy near Oak Hill, but they are pretty neat.  They've started to decline in this shot but run along the median in some stretches.



Al

 


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