While working on my slideshow galleries of wildflowers this week I learned a new word, Pollinator. With this word though, came a second new one, embedded in the definition that I found on Wikipedia. A pollinator is the biotic agent (vector) that moves pollen from the male anthers of a flower to the female stigma of a flower to accomplish fertilization orsyngamy of the female gamete in the ovule of the flower […]
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The mountain is almost devoid of bright color, especially since we have had little snow and no rain this spring. The cactus are still the bright spots on the lower mountain. Tucked away under a larger Cholla Cactus, the hedgehog lives, in and out of the sun.
On my climb today I found the first wildflowers of the season. Now, perhaps the Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus is not considered a wildflower, but in my book, it counts, and this is my book. This particular cactus was just next to another that was about to burst into twenty to thirty blooms, which I hope […]
Just as I was shooting this one of my coworkers came by and said, Beautiful, yes, but the pollen is just killing me. Looking at the photo I am reminded of the contrasts from the top of the mountain when it snows and I shoot the white on blue. Never fear, we’ve had big snows […]