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wetland birds

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Dianthus is a hardy plant, flowering in all the seasons.

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navel orange closeup

Added a fun touch to the tree: two feathered creatures from the crafts store.

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backyard  orange tree

The backyard orange trees harvest is a little early this year.

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hong kong orchid

The Hong Kong Orchid tree, a favorite of the hummingbirds, in full springtime bloom.

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plants near water

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hummingbird flowers collage

  • The hummingbird is native to the Americas, and the hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards.
  • Every time I see a hummingbird, especially one that is feeding on the nectar of a flower, it is truly an enchanting moment for me.

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christmas tree the jewel

Christmas tree seen at the Jewel Mall, Singapore International Airport. The centerpieces of the mall are the huge man-made waterfall and the rooftop canopy garden.

christmas tree california

Christmas tree in Southern California surrounded by the iconic palm trees.


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green parrots flowers california

Colors illuminate our world.

And spring bring its own special set of hues. And even through May’s temperamental days – some days aglow with the brightest sunlight, some days cloudy grey as though awashed with indecision – one is entertained by glimpses of the colors.

For me, the best ones are the purple blooms of the jacaranda trees and the green parrots that make a bigger appearance in Southern California at this time of the year.

Their squawking signals their presence. I rush out of the back door following the direction of the sounds. Vibrant green with dashes of red and yellow. Seeing them is a gift of constant amazement.

They fly in groups and in pairs, heralding another spring; another time to view their green against the sky.

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birds water

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