Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Summer Song..

...being heard here is the sound of the Dogday
cicada. They are loud and there is a chorus of

A cicada casing from which the adult has emerged

Trying to hitch a ride on some laundry. I was taking clothes off
the line when I noticed this guy.

He was patient through several photo shots 
before flying away.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

That Shovelhead Guy

An exercise in painting faces. My guy has taken
up his station at the barn. I feel sure he will keep
an eye on all activities in that area.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Parsley Meal

Each Spring I pot up some Curly Leaf Parsley and then place
the pot close to the porch door. Every day I water and wait.

Another porch pot has sweet mint,  just touching the leaves 
  releases a marvelous scent of summer. Sharing  the mint pot
 is some vibrant blue Lobelia. 

And here is the guest I have been waiting and watching for.
 The caterpillars have arrived and are feeding on this nutritious
meal. I think it's a pretty stunning creature at this stage and it  will
morph into a beautiful black swallowtail butterfly.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Time to Stop...

Had to idle the 'Green Pony' and dismount to get a shot of this
beautiful Wild Rose. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Bumblebee Blessings

I had gotten off the mower and was taking a short break when this
baby Bumblebee blessed me by tasting every one of my toes.
Every one !!!