an Anole snoozing outside the screen room.
well, after the high winds & hard rains the other day...
most of the Azalea blooms have fallen to the ground.
BUT there are a few other plants starting to sprout out of the ground...
and some are beginning to bloom.
like the shrimp plant!
the earth laughs in flowers.
during the week i spotted a Red Admiral butterfly on the ground.
i waited...and waited...camera pointed...until my arms began to tremble.
finally, she started to open her wings...and then...
*poof* she flew away.
then i spotted another Red Admiral.
man! they're quick! they don't sit still for very long!
this flower is on a small 'yesterday, today and tomorrow' bush.
at first each flower is purple...then fades to lavender blue...and then white.
i THINK this next TINY guy is either a grasshopper or mantis nymph.
fancy little striped antennae and the cutest triangular head!
(added later...Cindy at Bug Safari thinks this might be a Scudder's bush katydid...thanks cindy!)
spider webs...and dew.
speaking of webs...
getting bigger every night.
here's a picture of the FIRST Skink of the year!!
|Five-lined (blue-tailed) Skink|
no wonder the lizards are a little slow moving. they're stuffed.
caterpillars are everywhere right now!
i'll try to get some good pictures...for later.
squirrels...busily digging up their acorn cache.
here's another Anole...on the front porch...in the BRIGHT GREEN phase...
with his dewlap fanned out.
he was not being a very good model. scooting along the handrail...
on the last of the Azaleas...
|Eastern Tiger Swallowtail|
st. patty's day and halloween.
my two favorite holidays.
halloween is understandable...i like bones...skulls...the spooky & macabre...
but, st patty's day?!
i don't know...maybe i have some irish in me.
i have a corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, onions & carrots in the crock pot.
yum. smells good.
stay cool & be safe.
|15 march 2012|
I walked barefoot - the only way to walk on a muddy road.
~Laurie Gough, "Light on a Moonless Night"
finished just in time. thunderstorm...starting to rage. :)
ps- bathroom is coming along.
i've been a little blue...
i just might have to do a real journal type post this month...
a more personal one...i'm due.