Underneath the Arches

Hydrangea 1

Galaxy 8

These are some of the biggest hydrangea blooms I’ve ever seen.

Hydrangea 2

It is hard to do them justice in a photo, but if you look in the shot below, you can get some indication of their size by checking out the archway to the right.

Hydrangea 3

My friend and I walked underneath the archway (without doing the limbo!) and though I might be a tad under average height, my friend is a respectable 5′ 9″.

 

This is the eighth in my series of Galaxy camera phone photos.

 

post script: For a trip down memory lane; or for you youngsters, a golden oldie; here’s “Underneath the Arches” sung by Flanagan and Allen.

 

I’m Not Saying It’s Aliens . . .

Alien Plant 1

Alien Plant 1

. . . But it’s Aliens!*

This little succulent of my daughter’s has always seemed like an alien plant to me.

Alien Plant 2

Alien Plant 2

Look at its little sucker type formations.

Alien Plant 3

Alien Plant 3

It came to me as a tiny little thing.

Alien Plant 4

Alien Plant 4

And it just keeps growing!

Also, a google image search for this little sucker (Baaahahaha!)  turned up nothing!

Hmmm, I’m not saying it’s Aliens, but it’s Aliens!

 

*post script: For those of you who have never watched Ancient Aliens on TV, here are a few memes of the Aliens guy – Giorgio A. Tsoukalos. 

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Image result for giorgio tsoukalos meme

 

And guess what? This is my 777th Post.

Must be Aliens!

 

Mystery Post Five

Mystery 1

Mystery 1

Galaxy 7

It’s been a while since I’ve done a mystery post. I wonder if you’ll guess what this is?

Mystery 2

Mystery 2

Maybe you think fancy post productive techniques have been used? But on what?

Mystery 3

Mystery 3

Do you give up?

Mystery 4

Mystery 4

It’s the fir tree in my garden, adorned with solar powered fairy lights!

It was dusk (which explains the grainy photo quality) and the lights had just come on.

I achieved these effects by rapidly turning my phone in a circular motion as I took the photo.

Viola! Psychedelic lights!

 

This is the seventh in my series of Galaxy camera phone photos.

 

Look Who’s Back!

Flower 1

Flower 1

Springing up like new again, just in time for autumn, is this lovely flower, Nerine Bowdenii. Hooray!

It appears so suddenly, that it takes you by surprise: one day nothing, the next day there it is!

Flower 2

Flower 2

I had actually walked right past it a few times, carrying heavy watering cans to save my precious plants, when my husband pointed it out to me!

Talk about being unobservant!

Still, it’s great to know that there’s something around here growing well despite the drought.

 

post script: This lovely flower has appeared before in Nikon-ography #8.