Sunday, May 31, 2009

Brown thrasher on nest

Look closely (click on image) and you'll see her/him giving me the evil eye. The male and female share the responsibility of brooding. I can't tell them apart. This nest is positioned in a tangle of crossvine. First egg was laid May 17. There are four in all. Incubation is reportedly 11-14 days. I feel something will happen soon!

Entomology one-oh-one

house wren with earwig

house wren with spider

Friday, May 29, 2009

Name that worm?

I went out this evening to watch the house wrens taking food to their young in the bluebird box. Would've gotten better photos earlier in the day but it was too bleeping hot. I was more interested in identifying prey than in getting glamour shots, but the lighting was too poor to get sharp focus necessary for positive ID.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Orange crush

Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Blanket flower (Gaillardia)

Hypericum 'Albury Purple'


Friday, May 22, 2009

Almost blueberry season

Catalpa tree

at abandoned homestead, ivanhoe n.c.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Poppy + rain

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I can relate, little guy

Got attacked by the prickly pear cactus yesterday. I still have stickies in my fingers.

Monday, May 4, 2009


Coral honeysuckle (this is the North American native—Lonicera sempervirens)

Opium poppy. Hard to get a good shot of it because the petals were already droopy.

Spirea. It was a passalong without a name, but it looks like 'Magic Carpet'.

More blues and purples


Unscented heliotrope. Weedy but pretty.

Perennial verbena and variegated liriope

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday dinner

• strawberries from roadside stand
• Hershey's Magic Shell
• whipped cream
• spatula

• Combine all items (except spatula) in a bowl.
• Eat.
• Clean bowl with spatula. Clean spatula with tongue.



Saturday, May 2, 2009

Blues and purples

Bearded iris, unknown cultivar

Blue flag iris

Siberian iris

Clematis vine. Shouldn't every flower have its own bunny companion?