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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Autumn Color

 Monarchs came by in their migration... I seldom get visited...
So many monarchs! 5 at one bush, 5 at another, and more in the flowers behind me!
And... one actually bothered to visit the milkweed... And.... they say to cut down the milkweeds...
In their migration, they didn't seem interested in egg laying...

Terrible year for brugmansia... this is the first bloom I've noticed...

Stupid raccoons keep coming...

The cat is hunting spiny cucumbers...

 These pipevine grow so well, I wish that the pipevine swallowtail would use them...

Row of variegated pepper plants...

 Tibouchina.... planted as a stem cutting back in the winter of 2012... and mostly ignored ever since.

Had songbirds eating the beauty berries last week, but nobody would pose for their photograph.

How about these swamp sunflowers with the purple daisies in back?

Gonna start eatin' some turnips directly...

 

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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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