Saturday, October 24, 2015

Morning Feeding 102415

Cool October Morning

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October Bugs

Temps are falling and Bugs are appearing ;(
Lady Bug
Ladybugs appear as half-spheres, tiny, spotted, round or oval-shaped domes.
They have short legs and antennae.

Asian Lady Beetle
As Indian summer bathes the eastern United States, Asian Lady Beetles have begun looking for a winter home.
This Asian cousin of the benign, beloved ladybug has transformed domestic life in rural and suburban regions from Louisiana to Canada, intruding on the peace -- and the attics, curtains and nostrils -- of a significant swath of the nation.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), an insect not previously seen on our continent, was apparently accidentally introduced into eastern Pennsylvania. It was first collected in September of 1998 in Allentown, but probably arrived several years earlier.
As of January 2015, Halyomorpha halys has been recorded in 49 counties, although it is probable that they are in all counties:
It is also recorded from many other states such as:
California, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Leaf 102315

Standing bold among the prickly crowd.

..."love the chill of October Days"

"So beautiful through frost and cold."
"Every leaf speaks to me---Bronte"
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Frosted Fence

The frosted fence atMuldoon

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Frosty Morning

I was inspired by Judith's Monday post at Lavender Cottage to take a stroll outside
to see what our first frost had left behind.
I love that this looks like a variegated holly 
whose leaves have permanent white borders.
But these borders were gone by noon with the bright shining sun.

Naturally our annuals are gone now but a 'first' frost
still brings beauty.
I'm saving another 'frosted confection' for tomorrow's "Good Fences" with Tex/Theresa.
North, East, West - wonder where South was?

While on a late jaunt to the State Park the foliage was at a peak.


You may note a second copyright label on some photos.
I am working on another blog devoted to the technical side as I hone my photography skills.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Second Blooms

These bushes decided to bloom for a second time this year
According to my research this can occur when the bush has experienced stress during the normal growing period;
probably limited rainfall in PA. 
While it may not harm the plant it could mean a less spectacular spring blooming period in the next season.
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Angling Collectibles

Some of the RG's collectible finds
as created still life photos
(anyone interested in still life may like this link)
Brought them all together in a collage for Mosaic Monday.
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