“Queen’s Crepe Myrtle” tree is in the wrong season

tropical plants

                           tropical plants

Nature ranger award

                    Nature ranger award

The “Queen’s Crepe Myrtle” tree has red leaves on it and possibly  thinks that it is in the wrong season, or maybe it’s internal GPS thinks that it is in the Southern Hemisphere and that we are going into winter.  Even though the tree has red leaves on it, it also has fresh buds, so a new set of fresh green leaves should sprout out this Spring.

Red leaves on the "Queen s Crepe Myrtle tree"

                       Red leaves on the “Queen’s Crepe Myrtle tree”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Climbing Poison Ivy vine in the garden

Nature ranger award

Nature ranger award

getting back to nature

getting back to nature

National fish and wildlife foundation

National fish and wildlife foundation

don't touch this plant

don’t touch this plant

warning - do not touch

warning – do not touch this plant

Climbing Ivy plant
Climbing Ivy plant – Poison Ivy
Climbing Ivy plant
Climbing Ivy plant  – Poison Ivy
don't touch this plant

don’t touch this plant

 

Ambient Weather WR-112 Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio, Flashlight, Smart Phone Charger

Ambient Weather WR-112 Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio, Flashlight, Smart Phone Charger

 

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Giant swallowtail butterfly in the yard today

Butterflies

Butterflies

Butterfly classification

Butterfly classification

Giant swallowtail butterfly

Giant swallowtail butterfly

Giant swallowtail butterfly in the yard today

 

Giant Swallowtail butterfly

Giant Swallowtail butterfly

 

Giant Swallowtail butterfly

Giant Swallowtail butterfly

Giant Swallowtail butterfly

Giant Swallowtail butterfly

 

Giant Swallowtail butterfly

Giant Swallowtail butterfly

Giant Swallowtail butterfly

Giant Swallowtail butterfly

Giant Swallowtail butterfly

Giant Swallowtail butterfly

 

topAlert Emergency Solar Hand Crank Dynamo AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio, Flashlight, Reading LED Light, Cell Phone Charger w/ USB adaptor

TopAlert Emergency Solar Hand Crank Dynamo AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio, Flashlight, Reading LED Light, Cell Phone Charger w/ USB adaptor

 

 

Solar Powered Battery Charger Charges 4 D, C, AA and AAA Batteries

Solar Powered Battery Charger Charges 4 D, C, AA and AAA Batteries

 

 

Set of 8 Glass High-Output LED Solar Path Lights

Set of 8 Glass High-Output LED Solar Path Lights

 

 

butterfly-icon

butterfly-icon

Raccoons are making their nightly rounds

wildlife watch

wildlife watch

 

Nature ranger award

Nature ranger award

 

raccoon

raccoon

 

 

The raccoons are  making their nightly rounds, eating cat food biscuits in the back patio.  I wish I could take a photo  of  them in real time but they only come by at night in an area that is not well lit.  By the time I get my camera out they would be gone.

raccoon kits

raccoon kits

 

 

There is the mother raccoon and her two kits are usually not far behind. I often see the mother raccoon in the front yard, not far from my door, and when she sees me she stands in an upright position her two hind legs.

raccoon on hind legs

raccoon on hind legs

 

topAlert Emergency Solar Hand Crank Dynamo AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio, Flashlight, Reading LED Light, Cell Phone Charger w/ USB adaptor

topAlert Emergency Solar Hand Crank Dynamo AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio, Flashlight, Reading LED Light, Cell Phone Charger w/ USB adaptor

Kaito KA550 Portable Solar / Hand Crank AM/FM, Shortwave & NOAA Weather Emergency Radio with Automatic Weather Alert & Cell Phone Charger

Kaito KA550 Portable Solar / Hand Crank AM/FM, Shortwave & NOAA Weather Emergency Radio with Automatic Weather Alert & Cell Phone Charger

lar Powered Battery Charger Charges 4 D, C, AA and AAA Batteries

Solar Powered Battery Charger Charges 4 D, C, AA and AAA Batteries

National fish and wildlife foundation

National fish and wildlife foundation

fragrant plumeria flowers in the yard today

tropical scenery

tropical scenery

tropical plants

tropical plants

Here are some of the fragrant plumeria flowers in the yard today

plumeria flowers

plumeria flowers

plumeria flowers

plumeria flowers

plumeria flowers

plumeria flowers

Tropical flowers

Tropical flowers

I am here in Harlingen, Texas

I am here in Harlingen, Texas

average monthly temperatures in Harlingen, Texas

average monthly temperatures in Harlingen, Texas

Bear Motion BMXLN-288DS Self-Powered Dynamo AM/FM Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger

Bear Motion BMXLN-288DS Self-Powered Dynamo AM/FM Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger

topAlert Emergency Solar Hand Crank Dynamo AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio, Flashlight, Reading LED Light, Cell Phone Charger w/ USB adaptor

topAlert Emergency Solar Hand Crank Dynamo AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio, Flashlight, Reading LED Light, Cell Phone Charger w/ USB adaptor

Solar Powered Waterproof Compact Camping Flashlight Yellow Handle

Solar Powered Waterproof Compact Camping Flashlight Yellow Handle

Kaito KA550 Portable Solar / Hand Crank AM/FM, Shortwave & NOAA Weather Emergency Radio with Automatic Weather Alert & Cell Phone Charger

Kaito KA550 Portable Solar / Hand Crank AM/FM, Shortwave & NOAA Weather Emergency Radio with Automatic Weather Alert & Cell Phone Charger

2 parrots

2 parrots

some back to nature photographs

starts as a seed

starts as a seed

getting back to nature

getting back to nature

connecting with nature

connecting with nature

some back to nature photographs that I took in the yard this afternoon

plumeria tree flower

plumeria tree flower

yellow caterpillar on a flower

yellow caterpillar on a flower

cape plumbago light blue flowers

cape plumbago light blue flowers

pretty n pink flowers

pretty n pink flowers

back to nature

back to nature

Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers

Kindle Paperwhite, 6″ High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers

 

Corel PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate

Corel PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate

 

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9", HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 32 GB - Includes Special Offers

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″, HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 32 GB – Includes Special Offers

 

see you later

see you later

Pride of India/Queens crepe myrtle flowers

Tropical Plants

Tropical Plants

The tree is known by several names:   The Pride of India, Queens Crepe Myrtle or Giant Crepe Myrtle.

 

Jarul a.k.a. Taamhan (Marathi: जरुल, ताम्हण) is the State Flower of Maharashtra
Hindi: जारल jaral, जरुल jarul

Here are the flowers on the  Pride of India tree

Pride of India tree

Pride of India tree

 taken this morning in the front yard, Sunday June 22, 2014

average monthly temperatures in Harlingen, Texas

average monthly temperatures in Harlingen, Texas

I am here in Harlingen, Texas

I am here in Harlingen, Texas