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This makes for lots of HAPPY BEES
I am hoping for some yummy goodness from this plant the flowers are Beautiful
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 :(
Safely behind the garden fence where hungry Turkey and Bear could easily get into but so far have not.
Finally something for all my effort.
Shortest Corn on Earth
Sad looking Sunflower too much rain and clearly not enough Sunshine.
Not only does the cat enjoy this beautiful plant but the Bumble Bees and these Hummingbird Moths seem to love it as well!
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!
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
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?
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 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!
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!
So many blossoms are gone before their time hope there will be plenty for our honey bees if and when the sun shines again.
Beach Roses before the buds open and in the background the Rose Hips wait to ripen.
Happy Hour! Free Drinks!
Pretty male Finch just before he was ambushed by a Baltimore Oriole bullies!
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.
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!
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
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…
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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
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?
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!
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 they use to make…
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