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  • Little Leafhopper with Fancy Grillwork
  • Magnolia Blossom and Buds
  • 90/365: “Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper. Everything can have drama if it's done right. Even a pancake." ~ Julia Child
  • Elegant Oak Toothwort
  • 365: March Collage
  • 91/365: "The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends." ~ B. R. Ambedkar
  • Froggy Friend Details!
  • Froggy Friend (1 more pic below!)
  • Beautiful Turkey Vulture
  • Lovely Oregon Fawn Lilies
  • 92/365: "Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror." ~  Khalil Gibran
  • Chickweed Seed Pod Forming, part three
  • Chickweed Seed Pod Forming, part one
  • Chickweed Seed Pod Forming, part one
  • Chickweed Blossom Turns into Seed Pod (3 pix below)
  • The Majestic Red-Tailed Hawk
  • 93/365: "What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from." ~  TS Eliot
  • Orange-Cupped Daffodil (1 more picture below)
  • Beautiful Jonquils Covered with Raindrops
  • 94/365: "Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life." ~ John Updike
  • Portrait of a Fancy-Haired Caterpillar
  • Beautiful Caterpillar!
  • Spotted Towhee Courtship Dance!
  • 95/365: "Little drops of water, little grains of sand, make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land." ~ German Proverb
  • 96/365: "It is better to travel well than to arrive." ~ Buddha
  • 97/365: "What we have to do... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities." ~ Hillary Clinton
  • 98/365: "I'm the kind of person that responds strongly to a challenge." ~ Danica McKellar
  • 99/365: “Don't buy the house, buy the neighborhood.” ~ Russian Proverb
  • 100/365: “ I don’t know of any other city where you can walk through so many culturally diverse neighbourhoods, and you’re never out of sight of the wild hills.  Nature is very close here." ~ Gary Snyder
  • 101/365: "A man's house is his castle." ~ James Otis
  • 102/365: "Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo." ~ Paul Simon
  • 103/365: "Family is not an important thing. It's everything." ~ Michael J. Fox
  • 104/365: "The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren't any space aliens. We can't be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we're not all there is. If so, we're in big trouble." ~ El
  • Crabby McCrabberton Shows Us the Size of the Last Insect He Caught!
  • The Amazing Dr. Seuss Tree (Monkey Puzzle Tree)
  • 105/365: "Beauty is a fragile gift." ~ Ovid
  • Pink Torch (4 pix below)
  • San Francisco Zoo: Wise Old Man
  • Magnificent Yellow-Tinge Larkspur
  • 106/365: "Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it." ~ Bernard Meltzer
  • San Francisco Zoo: Snoozing Flamingo Keeping an Eye Open
  • I Spy With My Compound Eye, Another Seablush, To Which I Will Fly!
  • 107/365: "Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?" ~  James Montgomery
  • San Francisco Zoo: Sunbathing Penguin
  • Lovely Desert Parsley
  • Paper Wasp Egg
  • Paper Wasp Nest
  • Paper Wasp Guarding Her Nest (2 more pics below)
  • 108/365: "Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest." ~ Malabar Proverb
  • San Francisco Zoo: Prairie Dog, and Janet Has Officially LOST IT!!
  • Dreamy Bird's Foot Trefoil (1 more pic below)
  • Mr. Green Jeans
  • 109/365: "I'd kiss a frog even if there was no promise of a Prince Charming popping out of it. I love frogs." ~ Cameron Diaz
  • San Francisco Zoo: Giraffe and Young Kudu
  • Spikey Moss
  • Sporophyte Tear Drops
  • 110/365: "I'm always astonished by a forest. It makes me realise that the fantasy of nature is much larger than my own fantasy. I still have things to learn." ~ Günter Grass [Explore]
  • San Francisco Zoo: Pair of Preening Penguins
  • Channelling Red Stilletto
  • Honey Bee on Maple Flower
  • 111/365: "Each flower is a soul opening out to nature." ~ Gérard De Nerval
  • San Francisco Zoo: Mandrill Baboon
  • Madrone Blossoms
  • Pure White Shortspur Seablush
  • 112/365: "True delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing." ~ Isaac Asimov
  • San Francisco Zoo: Bald Eagle
  • Narrowleaf Indian Paintbrush: The 163rd Flower of Spring & Summer! (3 pix below)
  • 113/365: "Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze." ~ Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
  • San Francisco Zoo: African Helmeted Guinea Fowl
  • A Hug & Dedication to my Wonderful, Dear Friend in Athens, Desi!
  • 114/365: "It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him." ~J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 115/365: "Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus." ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  • Dumping Water on the Burn Pile
  • The Beautiful Klamathweed Beetle (2 pictures below!)
  • Find of Yesterday: Tiny Red Frilly Flowers? Nope! :D
  • 116/365: "The skies turned to black, The oceans fell dead, no winds dared to blow, Then out the darkness with a thunderous roar, Leviathan rose up from the depths below." ~ Leviathan by Alestorm
  • 117/365: "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." ~ Marcel Proust
  • 118/365: "By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves." ~ Marie Dressler
  • San Francisco Zoo: Greater Kudu (1 pic below)
  • Love Bugs Covered in Pollen!
  • 119/365: "Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher." ~ William Wordsworth