|New Zealand sheep farm|
There are two forms of Hydrangea flower clusters: round, flat flower heads called lacecaps; and round, mounded flower heads called mopheads. This is an example of a mophead Hydrangea.
The blossom in the photo is from a Hydrangea that flourishes in front of my house in Colorado. It blooms all summer, and requires very little care beyond making sure it has enough water.
|Red Dorking hen at 'Plimoth Plantation' in Massachusetts|
Plimoth Plantation re-creates the village life of the English immigrants who arrived in Massachusetts in the 17th century and established the Plymouth Colony. The most well-known of those colonists were the Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower.
If you would like to learn more about this five-toed chicken breed, here is a detailed article published a few years ago by Mother Earth News:
|Buster the cat, by the front door|
Buster had his 17th birthday this past summer, but as you can see, he is in quite good shape for a senior kitty. He is very alert and healthy, save for some arthritis. So, he sometimes goes down the stairs one at a time first thing in the morning, and he no longer leaps and jumps -- but he will still chase a toy across the floor.
|Ecstasy Hibiscus - photographed in Hawaii|