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Old Apr 23, 2009, 1:57 AM   #1
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[align=center]apple tree[/align]

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[align=center]california poppies[/align]

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[align=center]yesterdays -UGLY[/align]
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 11:15 PM   #2
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Your apple blossom is very nice and the last one is so detailed I want to swat my monitor. Where did you find the poppies? There doesn't seem to be many left around here, and I'm so tired of the wind - give me one weekend day where the wind doesn't blow and some wildflowers are still around to photograph, and spring will be complete.
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 11:20 PM   #3
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thank you.

the poppies are everywhere in the neighborhood wherei live in. [san francisco]

andlavender is starting to bloom.

i havent looked the bug up to see just WHAT it is [bee]. pollen is all over the place this week, so all the little creatures get covered.

the first time i ever saw something like that, in california.


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You are lucky, then. I found a nice location for lupine, poppies and some yellow flowers a month ago, but it was windy and the pictures weren't very good. There's still a few poppies around here and there, but it's not a great year down here.
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e. s. pershing wrote:
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i havent looked the bug up to see just WHAT it is [bee]. pollen is all over the place this week, so all the little creatures get covered.

the first time i ever saw something like that, in california.
It is a Tachinid fly, not a bee. The larvae of Tachinid flies are parasitoids, destroying caterpillars from within. Nice pictures.
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