Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I've never seen a green zinnia so thought it would be a good idea to take a photo or two of the ones that are growing in my parent's MO garden (yes, their garden really is that wonderful - I think I've said that before;-). Took this first photo - that isn't well centered or anything else - and thought all was well and good, it just needed to be finessed. 

Second photo....hellooooo, Mr. Spider! Incognito you were before! Didn't even see you the first time, but certainly couldn't miss you the second time! I left him to his spiderly way and we both benefited - me with a lovely (to some) photo and him with an undisturbed spiderly life. 


expect anything!


  1. Very neat capture of the spider, I noticed something out of balance in the first shot. You did a great job on the close-up.

  2. That zinnia is just gorgeous! The spider? Not so much.

  3. I'm glad you posted that zinnia...a long time ago I bought a pack of zinnia seed that had a photo like that on the cover - mine were just sort of washed out yellowish.

  4. cool spider It always facinates me how insects hide so very well ... pretty flower too I LOVE green!

  5. How cool! I have never seen a green zinnia and it is beautiful! The spider just makes it that much more special....great shot!

  6. Well spotted - great camo of this little guy!
    Cheers, Klaus

  7. I love green flowers - the color is so vivid.

    I don't will excuse your multiple posts on my blog - however I will refer you to Nurse Nancy for evaluation and possibly a worker's comp claim if the students are the cause of your senior moments.

    Hub and I are heading to CT for a regatta next month. Maybe we will get to meet!

  8. Oh wow! What kind of spider is that?

    The flowers you photograph on your site are stunning. Kudos to your parents for the green thumbs!

    Thanks for visiting my blog today. I always appreciate new readers!

    Peace - D

  9. I think that zinnia is pretty cool-looking!

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  11. The spider is very good at being Incognito.
    I didn't even see him until the second Image.

    Bear((( )))

  12. That is so cool.

    Yesterday our cafeteria had YELLOW Watermelon .. I thought it was pineapple .. I ate a chunk and thought 'what odd pineapple, it tastes like watermelon'

    It was.


  13. Sure is gorgeous. Your parents certainly do have some spectacular flowers!

  14. Whoa... that color is something special, hey??? Awesome flower!
    Yeh, I would've left Mr. Spidely quite alone as well, thank you very much! =)
    Mountain Retreat

  15. I'm going to have bad dreams with that creepy spider on my brain.

  16. Lovely green zinnia; didn't know such a thing existed! And the spider? Well, that's what worries me about spiders. They hide.

  17. Hi Annie! I just wanted to let you know I wrote you a little haiku(?) over on my blog. It's at:
    Thanks for visiting. I think you're the first non-family member to actually stop by that blog.
    Just FYI, I love your blog. Thanks for sharing your pictures and your upbeat attitude.

  18. I love the pale pale green, so crisp and wonderfully delicate.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  19. Excellent shots, including Mr. Spider. Not the most attractive spider I've ever seen, but I guess it's good that he likes to hang out in green zinnias!


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