Tag Archive: insects


STRANGE WHAT I SEE here in the yard as I garden.

STRANGE WHAT I SEE here in the yard as I garden.

BE HAPPY

BE HAPPY

Originally posted on My Portfolio:

Pollenating the Cats Catnip

pollinating the Cats Catnip

View original

Monday Morning Garden

102_7587

This makes for lots of HAPPY BEES

 

102_7616

I am hoping for some yummy goodness from this plant the flowers are Beautiful

 

102_7597

Even these are so pretty if you can get in real close boy I wish I had not lost all my MACRO ability in my camera but hitting re-format :(

 

 

102_7610

Safely behind the garden fence where hungry Turkey and Bear could easily get into but so far have not.

102_7611

Finally something for all my effort.

 

 

102_7618

Shortest Corn on Earth

:(

102_7619

Sad looking Sunflower too much rain and clearly not enough Sunshine.

 

102_7654

Not only does the cat enjoy this beautiful plant but the Bumble Bees and these Hummingbird Moths seem to love it as well!

 

102_7661

Can’t get a great Macro with Easy Share will have to see if I can get a local camera shop to fix what I have done to it.
You can get an idea about what is happening here in my yard just before Aug.  We have frost that arrives in Sept. and Oct. so I hope this garden starts taking off SOON!

 

Have a wonderful day!

So Busy Doing Nothing At All

Do you have times in your life where you seem to be very busy but are really doing nothing at all.

How did my life get so simple?

I used to blog everyday.

I made Jewelry every week.

I walked the beaches all winter long and early summer mornings and captured the Sunrises along the Atlantic.

I went away in March and came back profoundly changed and at peace. So much so I don’t do much of anything really.

Yes I wake after 4 or 5 hours of sleep and have two cups of coffee, fresh ground. I eat a simple good for me breakfast as I answer emails play a game of words on Facebook all the while tossing a toy to JT. Then I wash up the few dishes sweep the floors and make the bed. I shower and get dressed and grab my camera JT grabs her Frisbee and off we go to walk the property. Playing catch and snapping photos. Not much plant wise happening here. so much rain, nutrient’s washed away and plants are stalled. I have yet to have the Monarchs show up good thing end of July and Butterfly Bush has yet to open as a way to welcome them here.

My food garden is sad. I have had two cucumbers, one tomato lots of basil and some lettuce. Tonight I snipped Dill for our Tuna fish sandwiches.
Corn is only just over my knee and I am short.

All those pretty shots you saw the last year have either rotted or refused to bloom so I have been busy with Dragonflies. They have been so willing too. I have them all on My Portfolio blog and re-blogged to 20 Lines or Living and Lovin. I am sure I will lose the bloggers I have on my list of followers but truly what should I write about. I have changed so much I hardly even know me.

I joined a Gym can you imagine. I am also in PT for left shoulder. I am still going to Weight Watchers though I do want to quit as I think I can save the $40 a week and do it on my own but then I think I need to get out of the house as winter will soon be arriving and all that damn shoveling once again so I need to be healthy.

With Meditation I have learned to relax but sadly I LIKE that A LOT!!!

So I will try to add some color and interest to this unexciting post the best I can.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

This is one of the Garden Club Lilies in Bloom with a pretty insect .  That’s right when it is not raining I spend an hour with a water can watering all the clubs plants.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

After I pick fresh berries with the pup and her toy and my camera I make a plate with Greek Yogurt and delish berries.
Yes my kitchen had red counters hard to bounce the flash properly when hungry and tired and no tripod set up.

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

He kept telling me to come get photos of the last clutch for the year, her third.  He then found a baby dead on the stairs below this nest.  Lousy photo as I did not want another to be lost and the next day the nest day was empty.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

As he worked in the back yard all spring and summer he got to watch them grow then fly away and she sat on more.  This is right over the entrance into the beautiful barn I have  in the back yard.  As someone would approach the Mom would bolt to the trees beside the barn and then he would make sure he always closed the door so she did not fly in and die inside while her little ones went without and would die as well.  He is learning to live as one with nature here for which I am very happy.

102_7526

 

102_7461

 

102_7466

Black-eyed Susan just before opening.

 

102_7427

 

Yes above is Dill I have begun to mess with my shots out of boredom :)

 

More later.  Tomorrow rain maybe I will play with my Polymer since the floors are clean, dishes done and I will not be WEEDING

Have a great night everyone

I need some SUNSHINE waiting on Sat.

nutsfortreasure:

Who I have been spending a lot of my time with lately. I love them as much as it seems they love me and my buggy yard :)

Originally posted on My Portfolio:

Damaged Wings

A beautiful Dragonfly that chills with me as I work the yard and gardens stirring up bugs lol food for him.

View original

Flash Flood Warning

Yes this is now my yard remember my blogs from winter or from the floods?
We are truly jungle like these days. Warm and humid and tropical rains and now we are under the gun for some serious Flash Flooding! It is when the river will rise up and over their banks and can destroy roads and yards.
Can you see this Green Growth?  Soon there will be blooms, dragonflies and butterflies all over this yard of ours.
I hope we still have bats in my bat box because this afternoon it was so hard to get these shots as I was constantly swatting mosquitoes!

I have grown Tiger Lilies along one section of this river that is the southern property line

Tiger Lilies

I am trying to find out what kind of green weed is on the front right that is taking over our yard. Do you know what it is called?

 

Taller than me!

These are growing so fast with easily 10+ inches of rain this spring plus the 100 inches or more of snow we had this winter plus the river as it comes us and goes back down.

Wildflower or Weed?

Wildflower or Weed who knows,  not me till it opens!

I have more that are open rain and all(sorry for all those who need the rains so bad parts of Canada and all of New England will truly give you some of ours)seems these things that call my yard home are LOVING IT!

Yellow Bloom with company

Tiny Yellow flowers so you know how tiny thins little bee was!  So tiny I never saw it till I went to share it with YOU I love nature in MACRO!

 

soaken wet beach rose blossom

So many blossoms are gone before their time hope there will be plenty for our honey bees if and when the sun shines again.

 

Before they open

 

Beach Roses before the buds open and in the background the Rose Hips wait to ripen.

Good and close bugs are too!

Happy Hour!  Free Drinks!

 

Time for a drink

 

Pretty male Finch just before he was ambushed by a Baltimore Oriole  bullies!

 

 

Baby Pears

Baby Pears are covering the tree we pruned in early spring yes we lost some possible fruit but I could not pick it that HIGH!  Rotten squished fruit attracts too many BEES and remember he is highly allergic.

 

Gotta go

Well gotta run my little girl wants me to play catch with her AGAIN!
My beautiful tree is loosing all her lovely blooms TOO MUCH RAIN!
Maybe I will sell MUSHROOMS!

Guarding The Garden.

This is a link for a story done about a nasty beetle found out in WY and we now here in NH are seeing more borer types attracting trees in the Northeast.  Keep your eyes open to protect out TREES!  Please

 

http://mag.audubon.org/articles/climate/fight-club-ragtag-crew-races-save-disappearing-trees

David is a friend of my son Mike.  You can LIKE  David’s page on Facebook       The name of his page is in the article

 

Having just been Earth Day it is a good time to be reminded to LOVE OUR PLANET EARTH  oh and EACH OTHER!!!!!!

 

Originally posted on Kay's Musings:

Quite a while ago I wrote a post about having discovered that corn meal would get rid of ants.  We had an ant problem on our patio in Hawaii so we put a few mounds of corn meal in the problem areas as well as by our desert rose where ants were constantly infesting.  In a matter of days they were gone.  We wondered if it was just a fluke, but the ants haven’t come back…….. so far.

Art’s sister, Kay told us that they were suddenly having a terrible problem with tiny black ants that seemed to swarm over the kitchen counter and floor whenever they seemed to smell food.  I was shocked to see so many ants even under their dish rack.

I remembered the corn meal cure and Kay decided to try it right away.

I didn’t see the ants hauling the corn meal away but within…

View original 79 more words

Wind Blown Butterflies

nutsfortreasure:

Wind Blow Butterflies

Originally posted on 20 Lines A Day:

Pretty Butterflies

Butterfly Filled Yard

 

 

Beautiful Butterflies

Butterfly Filled Yard

 

 

Beautiful Butterflies

Wind Blown Blossoms

 

 

View original

Beetles Everywhere

 

They are

As each flower blooms

They show up

Do I learn to hang traps

or lay poison down to kill them as grubs

I grow everything here with no chemicals

Isn’t there anything  in my yard that keeps them in check.

Years ago I protected the willow they loved but now each Rose that opens there is one or two on each

 

 

Daily visits to this pole

 

I have to stop zooming in they clearing aren’t as majestic this way.

Now I am creeped out!  He comes every day and sits upon the garden stake

maybe it is after what moisture maybe in the wood or worse , he is WATCHING ME

Spider and Skeeter

Well this blog will begin with I HAD NO IDEA what was lurking in the kitchen window.

We go between open windows then closed, with AC on.

All summer it has been beautiful here in New England, well except the many downpours.

I went into start washing the dishes I had soaking while I had my morning coffee and I see this movement out of the

corner of my eye.  It was a huge  skeeter hanging and dangling is a spider’s web.  So what did the spider look like that was going to

eat this catch or could we be bit too?  I have had one bite already and I am all set,  it was horrible pain and bad swelling for 10 days.

So I run for the camera he runs for the bug zapper!

Here is what was unfolding in front of me at the kitchen sink.  I will seal around all windows as soon as the rain stops .

 

 

Ge’ez where do they hunt at night while we sleep?

 

Tiny Insect

Insects and a SURPRISE to ME

nutsfortreasure:

INSECTS!

Originally posted on 20 Lines A Day:

So I was walking around the yard with the dog and camera as I always do and trying to capture the daily changes when I saw these GRUB/Japanese Beatles destroying the beautiful Rugosa Roses I have just outside the back door.  Now I wish I had killed each and every grub late winter when I was turning the garden soil over. I have to find an Organic method or I will place them in a bowl for the birds this winter lol frozen grubs!

 

Rose and J. Beetles

 

Then I walk the area near the garden to see if anything is ready to be picked and I think the plant is Saint Johns Wort but what I though was ONE ugly bug as I was taking its picture on this plant  turned out to be two as I was downloading them.  See Naughty Bugs and isn’t this plant what…

View original 92 more words

The Mountain Library

A reading list on mountaineering, mountain travel, culture and fiction, and observations on other creativity inspired by high places.

J. Gazo-McKim

I love the interplay of colour and texture

inesepogagallery

NATURE ART, DRAWING AND PAINTING

Colline's Blog

A potpourri of thoughts and experiences

Avian101

"My Backyard Visitors" - All about birds - The world is my backyard!

PI Photography and Fine Art

Find the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Mix 104.1

Boston's Best Variety

Optimystical

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there. ~ Rumi

composerinthegarden

The intersection of music and the garden as parallel creative art forms

NH Fish and Game Radio Diner

Connecting you to life outdoors

Time To Be Inspired

Indulge in Creativity

trikatykid & the dog

swim | bike | run | adventure | quilt | write

Life Is a Damn Circus

...And We Are The Circus Acts

Infinitefreetime.com

The blog of Luther M. Siler, Teacher/ Word-maker-dude/ Wanker for hire

Moondustwriter's Blog

penned with moon dust

antryump

"In search of truth "

O' Canada

Reflections on Canadian Culture From Below the Border

mamacravings

everything a mama could want

Garden of Eve

Growing my own, from garden to table.

mejfote

life fashion & more

MARVA SEATON BLOG

Lifestyle, Social Media, News, Commentary, Words of Hope and Inspiration

Learning to snap

Learning photography in New Zealand

Uncle Tree's House

Putting music to words, and words to pictures ~

Flowery Prose

Growing words....

Martha Keim-St. Louis' blog

watercolor and things that fall out of my fingers, art, watercolor, words

Frank Martyn

Inken Thought

The Karen Gibson Roc Blog

ALL THINGS POETIC

Miss Lou Acquiring Lore

Gallery of Life...

Juju Films

Cutting edge Multimedia Programming

Live & Learn

David Kanigan

eljaygee

just another fauxtography blog

food & foto

with audrey michelle

Beyond the Scribbles

The Sharpie Interns' Blog

Beady-Eyed Beth

Where I share my works in progress and news.

dibeads.com

Beads, Jewelry and Craft Supplies

Freshly Pressed: Editors' Picks

Just another Wordpress.com weblog

Streaming Thought: Polymer Clay Expressions

Just another WordPress.com site

Carole's Writing Blog

My journey........

Red Sox Weekly

A companion blog to my cable access program called Red Sox Weekly

Inn Dahlonega

The blog of Cedar House Inn & Yurts in Dahlonega, Georgia

Beads and Honey

the sweet life of beads and gems

CraftFail

Where Crafters Go to Fail

ILLUSTRATING MY LIFE

created by Judy Unger

The Mountain Library

A reading list on mountaineering, mountain travel, culture and fiction, and observations on other creativity inspired by high places.

J. Gazo-McKim

I love the interplay of colour and texture

inesepogagallery

NATURE ART, DRAWING AND PAINTING

Colline's Blog

A potpourri of thoughts and experiences

Avian101

"My Backyard Visitors" - All about birds - The world is my backyard!

PI Photography and Fine Art

Find the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Mix 104.1

Boston's Best Variety

Optimystical

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there. ~ Rumi

composerinthegarden

The intersection of music and the garden as parallel creative art forms

NH Fish and Game Radio Diner

Connecting you to life outdoors

Time To Be Inspired

Indulge in Creativity

trikatykid & the dog

swim | bike | run | adventure | quilt | write

Life Is a Damn Circus

...And We Are The Circus Acts

Infinitefreetime.com

The blog of Luther M. Siler, Teacher/ Word-maker-dude/ Wanker for hire

Moondustwriter's Blog

penned with moon dust

antryump

"In search of truth "

O' Canada

Reflections on Canadian Culture From Below the Border

mamacravings

everything a mama could want

Garden of Eve

Growing my own, from garden to table.

mejfote

life fashion & more

MARVA SEATON BLOG

Lifestyle, Social Media, News, Commentary, Words of Hope and Inspiration

Learning to snap

Learning photography in New Zealand

Uncle Tree's House

Putting music to words, and words to pictures ~

Flowery Prose

Growing words....

Martha Keim-St. Louis' blog

watercolor and things that fall out of my fingers, art, watercolor, words

Frank Martyn

Inken Thought

The Karen Gibson Roc Blog

ALL THINGS POETIC

Miss Lou Acquiring Lore

Gallery of Life...

Juju Films

Cutting edge Multimedia Programming

Live & Learn

David Kanigan

eljaygee

just another fauxtography blog

food & foto

with audrey michelle

Beyond the Scribbles

The Sharpie Interns' Blog

Beady-Eyed Beth

Where I share my works in progress and news.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,487 other followers

%d bloggers like this: