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Thursday, July 27, 2017

the edible garden...

I don't post many pictures of what the rest of the place looks like... and I should, people don't really know much about the sandhills.
Here's a couple pics of the sand... and the lichen.

7 watermelons!

Variegated corn

 corn and more corn!
I like corn... in spite of the difficulty of growing it here...

Veggie jungle...

 Virginia pipevine
Pipevine caterpillar

Deerberry (Vaccinium stamineum)
Ripe enough for human consumption!

Check these cute little plants that came up immediately after burning...
Took a while, but I wracked my brain until I decided they were sida.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017


 4 american lady butterflies visit echinacea.

 pollinators on the watermelons... cabbage white above, checkered fritillary below.

And a gulf fritillary...

 Pipevine Swallowtail nectaring at the lantana.

A pair of long-winged skippers....
 The orange cosmos is a big draw.... buckey and checkered frit.

I spent hours trying to get a photograph of one of the zebra longwings... don't get many..... they are as rare as the monarchs....

Speaking of which... Finally a monarch... nectared at the zinnia patch, but I didn't see it find any of the milkweeds.

These gray tree frogs are simply too cute for words!


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