Zinnia Flowers, Cameron Park, El Dorado County

Zinnia’s are beautiful flowers that spring in the late summer early fall.   These were planted by a neighbor of my relatives, and they really made the driveway so lovely.   There were zinnias everywhere!  Zinnias, got their name from Johann Gottfried Zinn, who contributed greatly to the study of anatomy, and to provide the first comprehensive anatomy of the human eye.  Interestingly enough, he was a botanist also, and thus the flower was named after him.

Beautiful zinnia's will brightern any garden in northern California.
Zinnias in Cameron Park
Orange zinnia in the drieveway garden, Cameron Park.
Orange Zinnia
purple zinnias, in northern california, Cameron Park.
Purple Zinnia

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Pink Zinnia, in Cameron Park, California.
Pink Zinnia.
Orange Zinnia, in Cameron Park, California.
Orange Zinnia.
Orange Zinnia, in Cameron Park, California.
Orange zinnia, Cameron Park, California.
Red zinnia, El Dorado County, northern California.
Red zinnia, El Dorado County.
Beautiful stalk and head of broccoli grown by my aunt and uncle.

Broccoli, delicious, nutritious, and in your own backyard.

My aunt and uncle have some broccoli growing in their backyard. We had some sunlight very briefly during that week long winter storm, and I went outside and realized they were growing broccoli.

How cool is that? Here are three of the still life photographs that I took.

 

 

 

 

I enjoy steamed broccoli very much. Here is a link for broccoli nutrition.

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2356/2