It’s the tall plant in the foreground with what looks like red flowers, but are actually bracts (modified leaves).
Botanical art, garden craft, toys, downloads, shop, fun…
She is holding a handful of empty Polymita picta shells, a brightly colored land snail that is endemic to the mountain forests of the region. I never did see one alive but was absolutely thrilled to see so many shells in person.
Aren’t they gorgeous? They are considered to be one of the most, if not THE most beautiful snail genus in the world. I like snails in general and have a hard enough time killing them in my garden. I usually just move them to another area. Bad strategy, I know. But if they were as beautiful as these, I might have to give up altogether.
“Okay, you can have the kale.”Leave a comment
On the other hand, these guys/gals really are turkeys. Look at them go! With the way they ran around, I’m surprised I managed to get a clear shot.
I took this picture in an open field that sat between the main road to the right and village houses to the back and left. Every animal in the village seemed to congregate here to keep the grass mowed (and fertilized). You can see a horse and pig in the background of this photo.
In the evenings young dudes shared the field, playing soccer amidst a full spectrum of farm animals. We hung out here on a couple of evenings so I know I have pictures of that scene somewhere in my stack of film. unfortunately, it will be a while yet before I get a chance to develop and scan all the film in my cache.Leave a comment
I saw A LOT of poultry in Cuba. They were all just roaming around freely. Some were wild and some were owned by people, but free to go wherever they liked with the roosters reigning them back to the property at dusk. I saw poultry living in the woods, walking on the roads, and walking straight into houses. This made me very happy since I love the chickens. I love turkeys too.
Is this even a chicken? I think so, but, wow!Leave a comment