Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
I was very excited to see this little creature in the garden this past
July. It's called a Hummingbird Moth and it's the first time I had
ever seen one. They look alot like a bee.
Another one of God's amazing little creatures :)
I hope he visits our garden again next year!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I've never seen an insect quite like this before! He was sunning on
our deck rail. I was almost afraid to get too close to it for fear he
would attack me. Looks like a fly on steroids!
View from above. Notice the hairy legs. Ugh!
What big eyes you have!
When he started to bow up on his back legs, that's when I backed
off :) If anyone knows what this is, please let me know. I just did
some searching on the internet and found out this insect is called
a Robber fly.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The last full moon of summer is referred to as the "grain moon." I
took this picture last night. So beautiful!!!! Makes me kind of sad
knowing this is the last full moon of the summer :(
The next full moon (September 23rd) will rise the first evening of
Fall. Labor day is 13 days away, the Fall equinox is 29 days away
as the change of season draws near.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I took this picture out our backdoor. Because it's been so hot and
humid lately everytime I take my camera outside it fogs up. This
cardinal was chowing down on one of our sunflowers. It was funny
because seed hulls were flying everywhere :)
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I cleaned out our little bird box the other day and this
is what I found inside. Two families of wrens were raised
in the box this year :) It's always fun to see what a nest
To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and
the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk
or an evening saunter . . . to be thrilled by the stars at night;
to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these
are some of the rewards of the simple life.
~John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)
Monday, August 9, 2010
"Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what's in a name?" ~ Helen Hunt Jackson
Bumble bees carry pollen in what is called a pollen basket on
their back legs. This is just one interesting fact I learned when
I was researching info on bees. You can see the pollen basket
in this picture. Isn't that the coolest thing?
~Circle for a landing~
In at least a few species, once a bumblebee has visited a
flower, it leaves a scent mark on the flower.
"That buzzing-noise means something. If there's a
buzzing noise, somebody's making a buzzing-noise,
and the only reason for making a buzzing-noise that
I know of is because you're a bee. ....
And the only reason for being a bee that I know of is
And the only reason for making honey is so as I can eat
it." So he began to climb the tree.”
~ Winnie the Pooh quotes
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Sunflowers are still pretty awesome even after the birds have
picked them clean :)
The sunflowers in our garden are pretty few and far between
due to recent storms, but they're still hanging on.
Waiting for the sun.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
"Butterflies are self propelled flowers." ~ R.H. Heinlein
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Two bad storms moved through our area last night. I woke
up this morning to three sunflower stalks broken off at the
middle of the stalk :(
Our Jack and the Beanstalk sunflower as I liked to call it was
one of the casualties of the high wind.
This is whats left of the sunflowers that
were knocked over in last night's storms.
At least I have this beautiful bouquet to
enjoy for awhile :)
"After a storm comes a calm." ~ Matthew Henry
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Sunflowers are not only beautiful, but they attract lots of
birds to our garden. This cardinal was enjoying a midday
snack. I snapped this picture from our backporch with my
Wearing it out :)
So many sunflowers so little time.
"No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same
in one garden." ~ Hugh Johnson