Sunday, July 29, 2007



Little Daisy

Bauhinea variegata (cow’s paw )

Bauhinea variegata (cow’s paw )

Stapelia gigantea (Carrion Flower)

"Stapelias are strange succulent plants native to the deserts of South Africa. The extremely large, starfish-shaped flowers of Stapelia gigantea are pale yellow with reddish tripes. The flowers give off a pestilent smell that attracts flies. As they buzz from flower to flower, flies collect pollen and transport it to the next plant, thereby ensuring the successful pollination of this species. The flower’s putrid smell and hairy, leathery texture mimic the rotting flesh of a dead animal."

Photos by Sonia A. Mascaro

See those scanning flowers on Leaves of Grass

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Saturday, July 21, 2007


The vegetal formation of the Ecological Reserve at Enseada Azul is "cerrado". "Cerrado" is the regional name given to the Brazilian ecosystem which is similar to savannas. "Cerrado" is formed by vegetal formations of variable aspects and physiognomy, mainly of small and twisted trees that become covered to an exuberant creeping plants.

You can see more photos here

Photos by Carlos A. Mascaro

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Saturday, July 14, 2007


Photos by Sonia A. Mascaro


Despite its lively color, this butterfly you see is dead. I found its lifeless body at the floor of my porch and I decided to photograph this beautiful insect front and back.

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Monday, July 9, 2007


Fabrizio from the blog Torino Daily Photo invite me to publish more oldies pictures. For now I post those photos, but I intend soon to scanner another old pictures.

My mother Antonietta as a baby with her grandmother Albertina and with her mother Rita (1914)

My mother is seating reading a newspaper with her cousins

My mother was 18 years old at this time

My mother is the first in the row. All these girls are her cousins and were dressed with cossacks fancy for a Carnival Party in São Paulo (1932)

You can see another oldies photos here and here

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


Yesterday, Peter from the blog PHO , asks me for old photos. I remember that I posted some oldies pictures on my other blog Leaves of Grass and here they are:

Me and my mother Antonietta

My Mother and Father’s Wedding Day

My grandfather Felício Marmo. Here anothers photos.

Monday, July 2, 2007


Photos by Sonia A. Mascaro

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