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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Cusp of Meteorological Autumn

Double rainbow at first light this morning... Sadly, zip for rain...

I'm enjoying the glass gem corn... 

Blue curls!

 Monarda punctata



kosteletzkya virginica (seashore mallow)

Plenty of green striped cushaw... now, how do you fix it to eat? Seems to require massive amounts of sugar to get any taste from it... I must be doing something wrong...

Black swallowtail caterpillars on the carrots!



These guys are working security at the front door again... I always get a kick out of the wasps doing the best they can, while I walk in and out the door 20 or 30 times a day!



 

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Flowers in the fog...

 Ruellia and cosmos

Ruellia and rudbeckia

apios americana

Yard long beans

Hummingbird resting on hyacinth bean growing tip...

Hyacinth bean flowers...

ipomea alba volunteer...

 

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Early Summer

I figured out how to make that Monarda stand tall.... I've got it inside a tomato cage...

Hummingbird gives it a seal of approval...


Sometimes you get lucky with flower combinations...

No monarchs... But the frit seems happy with the asclepias.

Checkered frit with bumble bee on echinacea.

The black rat snake is a cutie...

These goldfinches are real PIAs... Too wet for me to collect seed, so... they cleaned them all up...


My solution for the raccoons who understood how to get the food out of the trap without springing it...
I think that city people are dumping their problems out at my house... took like 6 months or so to stop those raccoons from killing my chickens and beating up my cats... and destroying my garden.

Close-up of the bamboo teepee I grow Cherokee tears beans on (in front of the tomatoes).

I doubt there's a way to get further use from this shovel...

Yesterday's breakfast.

Everybody likes squash.








 

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Poppies!

When the poppies start blooming... I forget any other flowers... I've even begun to use them as a winter cover crop...

Personally, I'm a big fan of lots of variation... seems like I'm seeing lots of subtle in-between colours...










Even starting to see hues of pastels.... sadly... the camera simply can not do these beauties justice!

And... Trying to get any kind of picture depth? Really can't get the long picture... unless.... I post a pic that takes up the entire screen... let's give it a try...

Ok... click this one... The colour bleeds away in the sun... but still... pretty.

New section of vegetable garden going in... remember those piles of manure that I posted?
The manure did the work of killing the vines and loosening the soil... now... turn with shovel and plant beans and tomatoes...

 

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Another Early Spring

It's another early Spring here, and my heart goes out to all the people living in blizzard country.

We set records in February for heat... 5 days of 80 ° +.  The previous record was like 2 days....  3 of those days of 80+  broke all-time records... definitely global warming here...

 Honey bee
 Honey bee 

cabbage butterfly
and cabbage butterfly... saw a tiger swallowtail this morning... followed it around with camera, and it refused to hold still. 

Bloodroot
 Bloodroot and buckeye
 buckeye

Gray tree frog
 Gray tree frog in the wall of my house.

Goldfish
Goldfish sunning themselves

Aseroe rubra
 Check this clutch of eggs!
Aseroe rubra
They burst open to become these anemone stinkhorns. (Aseroe rubra)

carolina jessemine
 Carolina jessemine and Chinese wisteria
wisteria flowers

eastern towhee
 Not sure what the towhee was complaining about on a beautiful Spring day...
gopher tortoise in burrow
The gopher tortoise is doing some spring house cleaning.

sandhill cranes
Sandhill cranes flying....  13 seconds of video of their calls.


hardy orange flowers
 Flowers on the hardy orange.

tomato seedlings
 Tomato seedlings that the cats planted...

cat and spinach
 Cat inspecting the spinach...

poppy seedlings
The poppies are fat and happy.

hellebore
The hellebore are peaking.

redbud
There are so many trees in bloom, will post this redbud... and not post the peaches, pears, cherry and whatever else...

daffodil
Just to show that I had them... The daffodil are pretty much finished....

 

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