Two of the Burma water-bottle gourds in my wildflower meadow flowered today. It seem like they open at night when the moon is nearly full. I don’t know if a night moth is needed to fertilize to get one of the gourds. The one planted over a year ago in Florida produced a gourd over 1 meter in length. The image of the flower is behind a nylon mesh that I hope will keep it protected from the deer tonight.
Gone to See Iceland 2013 Photography Safari with Mike Hagen. Day 7: Cape Ingolfshofdi (ingólfshöfði) Along the South East Coast.
Great Skua (wind span up to 140 cm/55 in) Soaring Above Cape Ingolfshofdi (Ingólfshöfði) an isolated headland on the southwest coast of Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VR II lens (ISO 220, 360 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec).
A Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on a Cosmos Flower in my wildflower meadow.
The Clearwing Hummingbird Moths appear to like the purple delphinium flowers in my backyard wildflower meadow.