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Sunday, February 8, 2009

A cheater Cactus Monday, and a weed walk!


I confess to not having a real cactus anything ready today, so I am showing you these ultra cool and cute little Cactus Pups! You can find them HERE! I think they are so adorable...but I still can't find a good reason to spend the money for them...and where would I put them? Maybe a new collection...maybe just one to take in my car, like Claude from Random Rants and Prickly Plants, with his pocket Buddha! Well.....maybe.....

Now, you may be wondering why I would be taking pictures of weeds??? Well...Doozey and I were taking a block around the block and I noticed 6 different little flowering types of weeds in everyones swale areas. I figured I would return with my camera, and yes...I did...but too late...by 4pm they were all closing up. The best pic is the last one of this absolutely adorable little white ball of bell like projections! It is so beautiful when seen close up! I love discovering beauty in small...sometimes very teeny types of things! There were 2 types of purple flowering weeds, 2 types of yellow, and two whites....but here is all you get for today. I will have to have another go at it next weekend when I can spend the time in the morning hours!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Monday and upcoming week! Now...I have 6 more days to try and think of a really fantastic cactus idea!!! LOL. xoxo



20 comments:

Stapeliad said...

Those cactus pups are adorable!! Actually they kind of look like alarm clocks to me. LOL

HCM!!!!

Cathy said...

They are cute!

Claude said...

I don't know the top flower, or the bottom ball shaped flower, but I could swear the middle lavender one is some sort of oxalis... did they have leaves that look a lot like some sort of clover? Because if so, it's an oxalis...


and the cactus pups are adorable. But with the economy like it is, it's getting harder and harder to talk yourself into things, isn't it?

Cathy said...

Hey Julie you should join Blotanical
lots of Gardener's are members, you'll get to meet other bloggers and have your own page on their site.
It's a neat club to join online.
just log on and submit your blog...
I think you would like it.

Julie said...

Claude- it could be an oxalis...it was a distinctive clump of darker leaves that were broader and smoother. I know right where it is...so i can take a pic of the whole plant for ya when i can get back in morning light!

Cathy- thanks for the info! I will check it out!

messyfish said...

I like the little cactus thingys... HCM! (now I have an idea too...a polymer clay cactus from me next week if I can get some green clay)

soulbrush said...

it's those little forgotten things that make the best photos. hcm fellow cactuteer and to all the pups too.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy Cactus Monday Julie. I like seeing the blooms of the weeds too.

Teri C said...

OMG, those cactus pups are adorable!! Love all those little prickles on them.

Isn't it fun to find beauty in our everyday life?!

You won a book at my giveaway. Congratulations. Please send me your snail mail address.

HCM

Hermes said...

Just a suggestion for a possible subject. I thought these Cactus gloves were unusual and fun.

http://www.cactusshop.co.uk/index1.html

Cactus are not really my thing but I do enjoy reading your adventures with them and who could resist your lovely dog.

studio lolo said...

The cactus pups are cute but who has money to spend on that kind of stuff these days? Although one sitting on top of the computer for Cactus Monday inspiration would be sweet :)
I love the weeds. The white pom-poms look like clover.

HCM!!

yoon see said...

Happy Cactus Monday.
I can connect to these cute cacti toys. I am still so innocent hoping to get one...Ha..Ha..
Thanks and take care Julie:)

marianne said...

Cute cactus dolls!
Nice pictures Julie, here we have the first snowdrops........
I mailed your ATC today!
HCM!

Flying Colors said...

Well Julie for someone down under the weather this is an awesome post, you are very dedicated!
I love cacti stuff - dolls you name it. I myself have a post of this sort I might do one day, very cool stuf.

Youi are on top of things, the flower walk how wonderful is that feeling of discovering magic in hidden places. That is were nature is the master.

Have a wonderful week - I'm still drooling over your Praying Mantis, just love that one. HCM :-)

Margaret Ann said...

HCM Fellow Cacuteer...I am in love with your new blogger background...gorgeous!!!

marianne said...

Hi Julie
Isn´t this link great?!
Love your new look .
I have tried endlessly to change my look with my own backgrounds etc but the HTML from blogger is different than normal websites and my knowledge is limited, so this is a nice alternative for the time being.

Have a nice day and get well soon!

Judi said...

Hi Julie
I have only a minute so I'll have to come back...you have been tagged...come visit..if you dare..*hugs*
Judi

Aiyana said...

At least your weeds are pretty. All mine--and there are plenty right now--are just plain ugly. There is a new one on my property this year. It must have blown in from somewhere. There are thousands of them and I am allergic to them. My hands are covered with a rash from picking them, so now it's either my husband or RoundUp!
Aiyana

Judi said...

Hi Julie
Pretty cactus pups and very cute weeds too! Why would we call them weeds when they are so pretty...see why its a good thing to take your camera with you.
Great pictures.
have a lovely evening
Judi

Bobbie Lynn said...

Pretty nice looking weeds you have growing in your area. With all this rain we are having I'm sure it will bring some intresting things growing in my yard. Hope all is well.