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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Snow Day

It started snowing early.... First snow since 2014....

The cats weren't too sure about that white stuff at first...

 This towhee doesn't seem to mind...

 Cardinal seems happy to eat snow covered chenopodium seeds...




And these cuties seem happy with the white stuff as well. 

Blue jay and brown thrasher


Snow on the camellia bush.

Goldenrod
 Hellebore and holly

 Mahonia

Apparently.... Governor Deal declared a state of emergency due to us getting an inch of snow....
I saw video of the interstate traffic on the news this morning... looked like a still shot... glad I wasn't out there!

 

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

bombogenesis

Glad I've been to have escaped the snow and extreme freezing conditions.... and yet.... the low 20s and high teens that we've been experiencing as lows have been rough enough...

Some beauty in the garden as a result of the cold, though...

Frost flowers!


 Winter seedpods are always attractive.... Round-headed Bush Clover (Lespedeza capitata) above and bluestem below.

 Camellia before the deepfreeze... they're brown now...

 Loquat tree... flower before the freeze... also brown now...

 Cyclamon and hellebore, neither are bothered by the cold...

Mustard greens after the deep freeze... doesn't look real appetizing now...

 Greens before the freeze.... Also.... pickup full of horse poop.

Poop.... each hump represents a truckload brought in.... I'm finding that dumping it out in piles allows it to loosen the sand, and importantly to kill the japanese honeysuckle and muscadine grape vines... those vines can be problematic when working on a new section of vegetable garden.

here's a section of the vegetable garden... maybe a quarter of  the whole....

another picture of frostflower... richardia.

Fuse box full of wasps....




seeing a lot of songbird activity with the new rising temps....

 

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Autumn Bloom

As pretty as these peppers are, they aren't what I ordered... when I bought seed.
I sent for bhut jolokia... I think these are some kind of heatless habanero pepper.

Colour echo!
Agalinis and echinacea.

Front meadow.... camphorweed and agalinis.

Green beans.... if I can manage to get any away from the cats....

Blue curls

Brugmansia (doubles)

Long tailed skipper visiting richardia (Mexican clover)

The chickens enjoy the richardia too!

Dark form tiger swallowtail and cypress vine.

Helianthus angustifolia

Sux to be a baby caterpillar.... when the wasps live nearby...

 Close up of purpletop (Tridens flavus)

Sweet potato blooms

My garden snake.... I shot video of the sound of the rattles, but only like 4 seconds... hardly seems worth including...
I do have some 12 seconds or so of Irma at my house....



 

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