Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wooly Worm Aglow

This Wooly Worm caught my eye as it seemed it had some functioning electricity. Look at those 'glowing' spots on it's body. I have sent the photo to the county extension horticulture agent and an answer to this mystery will be forthcoming.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Poke Berries

Have you looked real close up at poke berries? Are these not pretty and interesting? Do remember that the seeds and roots are extremely poisonous. This has been a bumper year for pokeweed, lots of heat and lots of rain have made some plants into giants. This one managed to get a foot hold close to the porch and I let it grow, until today. It was a beautiful plant.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Resident

 Blackie  has been living on her own since early spring. Several days ago I relocated her to a back porch apartment here at my place. She is settling in really well and is totally uncomplaining. She and Mandy the resident dog have done remarkably well together. Not so for Sophie the cat who still has her nose in the air, but I am hoping that a truce will be found.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Today's Walk

Overcast this afternoon, for a while I even thought it might rain and finally I got the dogs and we started our walk. By the time we had reached the 'back corner'  the sun popped out and set the trees and weeds  ablaze. Just marvelous, a wild Cherry tree and that 'lethal lover' poison oak all aglow in the sun's light. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A Smartweed...

...showing off it's beauty for Fall.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mole Cricket

So much for thinking of crickets that 'fiddle' us to sleep with their night music. This not so small, close to two inches in size, Mole Cricket has shovel like forelegs that dig and do damage to plants, lawns and especially golf courses.  And not only is he equipped to dig and live beneath the earth's surface but he can fly as well, the wonders that Mother Nature bestows on some of her creatures! If you would like a really good look, please do a google search for  better detail.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


First frost of the season and it was disappearing so
fast I almost didn't get the photo taken. A simply 
gorgeous day here in central Kentucky.