Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Prize Winners

The picture below is the reason there was no blog post yesterday...these freakishly hot temps (plus a bizarro thunderstorm) caused a massive brown-out that turned into a blackout. We had no power and so I could not blog. Boo!

If you are wildly grossed out by insects, you may not want to continue--lots of photos of tomato hornworms ahead.

 These are HUGE! I'm thinking of entering them into the livestock competition at the county fair.

 Hello there!
 Not too attractive from this angle, but I think their bodies are amazing and quite beautiful.
 These are some small fries also chowing down...not sure what they are...

And this is their handiwork: a totally denuded tomato plant. I had no luck growing tomatoes this year, and this plant has been hanging on but not producing, so I just let them go at it. I figure I've helped the next generation of the Manduca quinquemaculata moth--which these will turn into--thrive. Eat on, dudes!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sun, Setting

It has been beastly hot here...feels as if we're living on the surface of the sun. But we're here on earth and are lucky to see the sun go down and come up every day. The sunset was so beautiful this evening I ALMOST forgave it for making me sweat all day.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

 Come closer, Tallulah Mae..., closer...
...{SMOOCH!)...that's the ticket!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Yarn Bomb, Cute Edition

I love a good yarn bomb, and this very simple/subtle one at our local branch library pleases me no end. It's very clever...and it has remained untouched for about 6 weeks.

On Sunday I participated in a knitting group--we sat and knitted in a bar while enjoying tasty beers--making squares/patches for an upcoming yarn bomb in front of my favorite yarn store, The Grove. Fun!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

OMG, Paper Dolls!

Check these out: Nutcracker paper dolls! Eight ballet dancers and assorted outfits. I. Love. Them! These are to sell, though I admit to being sorely tempted to keep them--at least for a little while! (But I won't...)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


 Did you see the moon last night and tonight? Wow...

We also had this amazing cloud in the opposite direction. I didn't get a shot of the sunset, but it was awesome too. The lovely sky makes up for the EFFING hot and humid weather we've  been having. Ugh.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Mr. M. Jay

Mostly we get sparrows and finches and wrens (and the occasional dove) at our fountain, but this dude was there last week, kinda bullying the littler birds (rather like the big mean kid on the playground). B. knocks on the window when he sees one bird being mean to another: he's the playground monitor protecting the little guy (sweet!).

It looks as if Mr. M.Jay is enjoying the tall grass...

I think this is a mockingbird, but I'm not totally sure?