Revisiting the Milkweed I don’t know why milkweed is not called buckets of syrup. The little flowers look like buckets. Ants climb all over the blooms, even at night! I’m […]
Archives for August 2008
This is another view of an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.
My vegetable garden is usually a home to a bunny or two. My large old mint and daylily bed is a sheltered place for a rabbit hutch (or is it […]
I understand that when you rule out the possible (and we really did not rule out the possible) then the impossible is left. In this image for instance, who is […]
I have not investigated what kind of dragonfly that this is. Although this is not a good picture, I was glad to get a picture of it because I haven’t […]
Nineteen years ago I painted this for my son John who was 2 years old at the time. It is just a simple little water color and I did it […]
I was checking for bad bugs when I saw this bumblebee sleeping in a zucchini blossom. There was a bad bug on the blossom too and it moved further into […]
This photograph is reduced quite a bit to fit on this page. These little hairstreaks will just stand there and let you get this close to take a photograph. Cute […]
My garden loves me I think. My 4 zucchini plants have been plagued with squash vine borers for several weeks now. The stems are pitted but they root and grow. […]
The sun was getting low when I saw these two deer from my backyard. They were in the neighbor’s yard. One saw me and one didn’t (yet, in the photograph). […]
In my vegetable garden, the pink zinnias and some of the red ones came up “wild” from seed that goldfinches dropped last year. The parent plants are giant zinnias and […]
You have to look carefully to see the differences between this black swallowtail and the black eastern tiger swallowtail. One of the differences is the big dot on the upper […]
This is the same butterfly that was pictured yesterday. With the sunlight shining through the wings, you can see the distinctive tiger stripes.
Eastern tiger swallowtails can be black or yellow. Both have dark tiger stripes and tomorrow’s picture will be this same butterfly showing the dark tiger stripes. I believe this one […]
This fritially is big and makes a very orange statement on the zinnias that it visits. Notice that it stands on 4 legs. When I look at photographs of this […]