|Gloriosa Lily vine|
due to all the recent rain...and standing water...
the mosquitoes are numerous.
their appetites are ravenous.
venturing outside...you have to keep moving...
or they'll swarm you, obscure your vision and suck you dry!
they're immune to citronella candles...
and all the shelves in the stores are bare of skeeter repellent.
so, when i go outside..it's a mad dash...to stay ahead of these blood consuming insects.
so...lucky for you...all you have to do is sit back and look.
you don't have to swat at these annoying critters.
remember the Orb Weaver that was living on our front porch?
i haven't seen her in a while. :( one night she just wasn't there anymore.
but we have a NEW spider taking up residence.
she would spend most of the day crammed into this bell.
coming out at night...
to silently await her prey.
i hope she has a taste for mosquitoes!
~LOVE is in the air~
while dashing around the outside of the house the other day...
i spotted a couple of Gulf Fritillary butterflies doing the mating dance.
nearby...was a young cardinal...
obviously wondering what the heck they were doing?!
(head tilt...questioning...curious stare)
MORE ~love~ going on...
as i was hightailing it to the front door, i spotted a pair of
Two-striped Walking Sticks on one of my planters.
(AKA the Devil's Darning Needle)
that's the smaller male...riding the female's back.
uh, doing their thing.
i saw another small male...nearby on the handrail...waiting his turn??!
he's going to have a long wait.
three hours later...they're still at it.
well, that's it.
OH, even milo doesn't spend much time outside these days.
she ventures out just long enough to take care of business.
then it's time to do what she does best.
stay cool. be safe.
don't let the...skeeters bite.
“People who claim they don't let little things bother them
have never slept in a room with a single mosquito.”
~Christie Todd Whitman