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New photos added here August 6, here August 13l, here September 3 and here September 6, 2017 (captions in red)
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Desert & Arizona Plants
  
Joshua Trees, Mojave Desert, California Cactus, Sonoran Desert, Arizona Weird saguaro
Joshua Trees, Mojave Desert, California Cactus, Sonoran Desert, Arizona Weird saguaro
   
Classic saguaro Desert east of Phoenix
Classic saguaro Cholla cactus Sonoran Desert east of Phoenix
(Tonto National Forest)
   
Another desert view Veriogonum Inflatum also known as Desert Trumpet
Another desert view Porcupine cactus Veriogonum Inflatum also known as Desert Trumpet (a type of buckwheat)
  
Barrel Cactus Aspens, North Rim of Grand Canyon Aspens, North Rim of Grand Canyon
Barrel Cactus Aspens near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon Another aspen view
  
Juniper in Joshua Tree National Park Barrel cactus and Mojave Yucca Close up of barrel cactus
Juniper in Joshua Tree National Park Barrel cactus and Mojave Yucca, Mojave National Preserve Close up of barrel cactus
   
Pancake cactus Pencil cholla Pencil cholla close up
Pancake cactus Pencil cholla Pencil cholla close up
   
Barrel cactus, Mojave National Preserve Mojave yucca bloom Cholla "skeleton"
Barrel cactus, Mojave National Preserve Mojave yucca bloom Cholla "skeleton"
   
Mound cactus Close-up of blossom Porcupine cactus
Mound cactus Close-up of blossom Porcupine cactus
   
Yucca blossom, up close Barrel cactus and mesquite tree Ocatillo
Yucca blossom, up close Barrel cactus and mesquite tree  Ocatillo
  
Another mound cactus Joshua Trees along CA Highway 138  
Another mound cactus, Mojave Desert Preserve

Joshua Trees along CA Highway 138

 
  
Other States
  
Concave mushroom Dry dock seeds in Missouri  Woods in Georgia
Concave mushroom in Missouri Dry dock seeds in Missouri Woods in Georgia
   
Oak leaves in Michigan Ancient tree near the Mississippi Gulf Coast Montana cedar trunk
Oak leaves in Michigan Ancient tree near the Mississippi Gulf Coast Montana cedar trunk
   
Mushroom in Oak Openings, northwest Ohio Maple tree in rural Duluth Dandelion in Colorado River valley, Rocky Mountain National Park
Mushroom in Oak Openings, northwest Ohio Maple tree in rural Duluth Dandelion in Colorado River valley, Rocky Mountain National Park
   
Ohio ash tree Grasses and scrub brush in northwest Colorado A field of grass
Ohio ash tree Grasses and scrub brush in northwest Colorado A field of grass
    
Soy beans in Indiana Aspen trees in Great Basin National Park, Nevada Pinemat manzanita in the park
Soy beans in Indiana Aspen trees in Great Basin National Park, Nevada Pinemat manzanita in the park
   
Martha's 2014 tomato crop, partly canned Seed heads in Oklahoma Foliage near Double Arch, Arches National Park

Martha's 2014 tomato crop, partly canned

Seed heads in Oklahoma Foliage near Double Arch, Arches National Park
   
Central Valley
   
Fall in the Mayfair District, Fresno CA Liquidamber tree (AKA Gum tree) Orange grove by Highway 180, Fresno County CA
Fall in the Mayfair District, Fresno CA Liquidambar tree (AKA Gum tree) Orange grove by Highway 180, Fresno County CA
   
Peach Leaves Autumn leaves in Clovis Seen on a walk around my condo complex
Peach Leaves Autumn leaves in Clovis Seen on a walk around my condo complex
   
Fallen pine needles make unique patterns on the grass Tree in the condo complex Century plant in Clovis, CA, 2011
Fallen pine needles make unique patterns on the grass Tree in the condo complex Century plant in Clovis, CA, 2011
    
Close-up of plant Base of plant - stem over a foot in diameter Century plant with "blossoms" open
Close-up of plant Base of plant - stem over a foot in diameter Century plant with "blossoms" open
  
Red fall leaves, November 2012 Peach leaves carpet the ground Fall in the peach orchard
Red fall leaves, November 2012

Peach leaves carpet the ground

Fall in the peach orchard
  
Fallen leaves and grass create a work of art Palms in Clovis CA Rambling silk tree
Fallen leaves and grass create a work of art Palms in Clovis CA Rambling silk tree
   
Fall leaves in Clovis CA Along the Dry Creek Trail in Clovis Sun through the leaves
Fall leaves in Clovis CA Along the Dry Creek Trail in Clovis Sun through the leaves
  
Bunch grass by Dry Creek Sycamore leaf (nearly a foot across) Cattails by Big Dry Creek
Bunch grass by Dry Creek Sycamore leaf (nearly a foot across) Cattails by Dry Creek
  
Bottlebrush at Dry Creek Park This ancient eucalyptus was here long before the houses The varied color pallet of a liquidamber tree
Bottlebrush at Dry Creek Park This ancient eucalyptus was here long before the houses The varied color pallet of a liquidambar tree
  
This liquidambar is pure red Peppers in all colors at the Clovis Farmer's Market A tempting late fall selection
This liquidambar is pure red

Peppers in all colors at the Clovis Farmer's Market

A tempting late fall selection
   
More Farmer's Market color 2 More Farmer's Market color 3 More Farmer's Market color 1
More Farmer's Market color
   
These plants grow by the hundreds in the Dry Creek Canal in Clovis Floating plants in the Helm Canal Puncture vine - beautiful plant with horrible seeds

These plants grow by the hundreds in the Dry Creek Canal in Clovis

Floating plants in the Helm Canal

Puncture vine - beautiful plant with horrible seeds

   
Dock growing by dry canal "Pine forest" along the Clovis Old Town Trail The cones litter the ground
Dock growing by dry canal

"Pine forest" along the Clovis Old Town Trail

The cones litter the ground
  
  Bright orange seed pods decorate this tree We liked to call them bean trees, but they are really catalpa This year there's a bumper crop
Bright orange seed pods decorate this tree We liked to call them bean trees, but they are really catalpa

This year there's a bumper crop of seeds

  
Leaves range from ten to twelve inches in length   Dried seed pods from last year Late summer grass by the canal

Leaves range from ten to twelve inches in length

Dried seed pods from last year   Late summer grass by the canal
   
A late summer cool spell brought forth mushrooms all over town 1 A late summer cool spell brought forth mushrooms all over town 2 Gourds growing along the Dry Creek Trail
A late summer cool spell brought forth mushrooms all over town

Gourds growing along the Dry Creek Trail

   
The lower leaves of this mullein are 16 inches long Mullein blossoms confused about what season it is A whole bunch of dead mulleins

The lower leaves of this mullein are 16 inches long

Mullein blossoms confused about what season it is

A whole bunch of dead mulleins
   
Multi-head mullein stalk Moon flowers on the creek bank Big eucalyptus that took out part of fence, but not the house
Multi-head mullein stalk Moon flowers on the creek bank

Big eucalyptus that took out part of fence, but not the house

   
Dried weed along Lewis Eaton Trail near San Joaquin River Pine needles on the canal bak Was this plant as striking in life as it is in death?
Dried weed along Lewis Eaton Trail near San Joaquin River Pine needles on the canal bak Was this plant as striking in life as it is in death?
    
Dry grass along the Dry Creek Canal in Clovis Billowy grass along the Old Town Trail in Clovis New leaves on a sycamore tree

Dry grass along the Dry Creek Canal in Clovis

Billowy grass along the Old Town Trail in Clovis

New leaves on a sycamore tree
    
More new spring growth Most folks call it a weed, but it has its own beauty Silk tree changing color for fall
More new spring growth Most folks call it a weed, but it has its own beauty Silk tree changing color for fall
     
Fig orchard north of Fresno A young volunteer silk tree A sticker plant along the trail in Clovis
Fig orchard north of Fresno
(Wes Thiessen photo)
A young volunteer silk tree A sticker plant along the trail in Clovis
     
Berry leaves near the San Joaquin River Desert willow blossom I spotted this scene looking up through the moon roof of my Honda
Berry leaves near the San Joaquin River Desert willow blossom I spotted this scene looking up through the moon roof of my Honda
      
New leaf buds
New leaf buds A nice crop of "beans" on the catalpa tree
   
Pacific Coast
   
Dunes and bunch grass near Jenner Yellow bush lupines Close up of lupines

Dunes and bunch grass near Jenner

Yellow bush lupines near Bodega Bay

Close up of lupines
   
Plant from a Star Trek planet? Misty weather on Inverness Ridge Drippy bush at Pt. Reyes
Plant from a Star Trek planet? Misty weather on Inverness Ridge Drippy bush at Pt. Reyes
  
Echium plant A closer view Pride of Madeira in front of a classic coast home in Mendocino
Pride of Madeira (Echium) plant at Mendocino A closer view Pride of Madeira in front of a classic coast home in Mendocino
   
Flower near Mendocino Close up of grass  Oxalis along Russian Gulch trail, northern California
Grass on the coastal terrace near Mendocino Village Close up of grass Oxalis along Russian Gulch trail, northern California
  
New tree roots surround old stump Close up of roots Ferns in Russian Gulch
New tree roots surround old stump Close up of roots Ferns in Russian Gulch
  
Grandfather Tree by Highway 101 Close up of the base Another variety of echium

Grandfather Tree by Highway 101

Close up of the base Another variety of echium, related to Pride of Madeira
   
Giant bay tree at Golden Rule RV Park Trunks of the bay tree So real they look artificial
Giant bay tree at Golden Rule RV Park Trunks of the bay tree So real they look artificial (Near Bodega Bay)
  
This plant feels as good as it looks A study in yellow The sun provides backlighting for redwood sorrel
This plant feels as good as it looks A study in pale yellow The sun provides backlighting for redwood sorrel
  
Century plants in the ran, Santa Cruz, April 2014 Corel fungus, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park A cluster of tan oaks in Cowell Park
Century plants in the ran, Santa Cruz, April 2014 Corel fungus, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

A cluster of tan oaks in Cowell Park

   
Madrone tree in Cowell Park Pampas grass grows wild along Highway 1 in Big Sur Manzanita at Napa-Bothe State Park
Madrone tree in Cowell Park Pampas grass grows wild along Highway 1 in Big Sur Manzanita at Napa-Bothe State Park
  
A huge manzanita specimen at Henry Coe State Park Bay trees reach a huge size in the coastal mountains Madrone trunks
A huge manzanita specimen at Henry Coe State Park

Bay trees reach a huge size in the coastal mountains

Madrone trunks
     
A yummy looking plant in Henry Coe State Park This bunch grass is among the few native grasses in the park
A yummy looking plant in Henry Coe State Park This bunch grass is among the few native grasses in the park Trees along the Lost Coast Trail in the King Range
   
This stately madrone stands guard along the Lost Coast Trail One of the few living manzanitas along the trail Close-up showing peeling bark
   
Tan oak leaves by the Lost Coast Trail Madrone leaves A young bay tree
    
These dramatic plants are Pride of Madeira, widely used in yards in Mendocino Another unique plant, name unknown Poison oak climbs a big fir in Russian Gulch State Park
    

 

All photos copyright 2002-2017 by Dick Estel. Permission granted for personal use only; commercial use prohibited.

    

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