I’m generally not a huge fan of yellow flowers, especially the very bright, lemon-yellow kind. However, the petit blossoms of Golden Current have become a much anticipated exception to this each spring.Continue reading Golden Currant (Ribes aureum)
When Company Arrives Unexpectedly
Despite the menacing appearance of this shady group of uninvited visitors, they are actually pretty harmless. If anything, they were more comical than anything else.
I have been terrified of spiders since childhood. But they are still kind of neat to watch. From a distance. Great distance. Really great distance.
They Grow So Fast!
The little babies I posted about earlier aren’t really babies anymore! Birds grow so quickly, and I don’t think it will be very long before these “teenagers” will be booted out to make way for a fresh batch of new ones.
This is not the first time we have had visitors to the bodies of water in our yard. I have mixed feelings about some of them. Trust me, you would, too.
They. Are. So. FLUFFY!!!! And so stinking CUTE!
The Dawn Chorus
Saturday, 5 a.m. No alarm set, no work to hurry to, no rush-hour commute to battle. So why in God’s name am I awake??!!
That Circle of Life Thing
All of nature is centered on the premise of “survival of the fittest”. As I like to tell my students, the struggle is real.
The First Shot
We were back at the cabin last weekend, this time we were joined by all the Old Man’s siblings and his dad (affectionately called El Viejo, which means “old man” in Spanish). It’s probably been almost three decades since they were all together at the cabin.
Friend or Foe? Ladybug (Coccinellidae)
Most definitely friend!! Though this bizarre looking creature may give you the heebie-jeebies just looking at it, you will want to welcome them with open arms. You are looking at the juvenile stage of everyone’s favorite aphid-eater: the ladybug!