Travel down any of the backroads in this part of Kentucky and you will see beautiful fields of color. Acres and acres of Henbit, an invasive weed. Please note the sun is not shining on my old Kentucky home and the color appears darkened in this photo.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
1 cup biscuit mix 1/2 inch oil in skillet
1 cup milk 4 cups Dandelion flower heads (without stems)
1 Tablespoon sugar or honey
Mix together the biscuit mix, milk and sugar or honey. Heat oil in skillet until it sizzles when a bit of the batter is dropped into it. Dip dandelion flowers into mix and drop into hot oil headfirst. Fry until golden brown. Turn with tongs and brown the other side. Drain on paper towel and serve hot or cold.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
This is a very little bug but it caught my eye as it was moving up the trunk of a Tulip Poplar. A tiny Ladybug in reverse? After checking my 'bug book' I sent the picture off to the Horticulture Agent at the County Extension Office. The answer received was the bug in question is a member of the Asian Lady Beetle family. Aren't the colors in the tree bark pretty?
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Some interesting info about lichens. They do not have roots, don't need a water supply, can grown in locations impossible for most plants, can survive in space, are eaten by some cultures, have been used to extract purple and red colors and contain the substance olivetol that is also found in cannabis. I thought this was a nice looking specimen.