Saturday, August 29, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 082815

There's no place like Home.

1.  Welcome

2.  First time to grow these Elephant Ears.

3.  Ruby Throated Hummingbird in for a landing on the feeder I created from a fast food coleslaw container. (1/2 c. nectar). Refilled it when I noticed it's beak didn't reach.

4.  Pretty green and white in the distant shade.

5.  My Mother's favorite Rose. I think of her with every bloom. The RG transplanted it from her home.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015


The RG spied this teeny tiny gem that appeared on its own. I suppose that puts it in the weed family. But so vivid and precious.
He doesn't recall ever seeing one before.

Not our normal violet.
Any guesses or identifications?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Canada Geese
A sign of things to come (or going)? 
 Looks like a 'V' to me.
It won't be long now.

And on the west side of the bridge
this pretty flock of Cedar Waxwings soaking up the evening sun.

In motion,
and at rest.
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Green 082515

Today's prompt from The August Break, a month of mindful pleasures, is GREEN
The RG tried a new plant to us this year.
Elephant Ears
They have lived up to their name.

The Elephant Ear (Colocasia) plant is perennial herb that grows up to 9 feet in height and sprouts large, arrow-shape leaves. It gets its name because the large leaves resemble the ears on an elephant. These plants make a great showing as a backdrop or a center of interest in any garden. Growing the showy, tropical Elephant Ear plant is possible even in cold weather zones. If temperatures average below about 40-45ºF (roughly 4-7ºC) for any extended period of time, the root system - tuber(s) - must be dug up and stored in a cool, dry place until replanted the following warm season.


Monday, August 24, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Evening Into Night

Linking with:
Sunset in the west reflecting on northeast clouds
Through the silhouette of a Canadian Maple tree.

 Northern Hemisphere - 1st Quarter - 47%
This phase occurs roughly 7 days after the New Moon when the earth is one quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. Exactly half the moon will be illuminated and half dark. On the day of the First Quarter phase the moon is high overhead at sunset and is visible until mid-night when it sets in the west. The First Quarter phase is a one day event and in the following days enters a Waxing Gibbous phase becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon.
NF Catching Light

On My Commute

This is a barn I pass on my commute to and from work.
Clean, Crisp Red and White is appealing

It appears to be a well organized working operation.
I observe apparent employees at work here and there.
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