Sunday, August 25, 2013
Back in the Garden
It is my intention to make a blog entry every week, but it looks like time got away from me for a little while. I will say I did get a lot of gardening done in the jungle that is my backyard since we had a lighter than usual rainfall the last couple of weeks. Although, the rain is certainly back again with a vengeance this weekend!
There isn't anything new blooming in the yard right now. The Ixora and Lantana are two of the most reliable bloomers at the moment. I love the pink and orange together. Reminds me of Indian Saris. I took this shot before I got the trimmers out and reduced this area quite a bit.
The Magnolia is still perfuming the entire backyard. I think the blossoms are beautiful even when they've started to fade.
And the Plumeria is still going strong. She's been doing great this year. This is sort of a funky experimental photo - not sure what I was going for, LOL!
Oh, let's see - what else.... Chirpy is following me around the yard when I'm gardening. His family tags along too. He is such a funny adorable bird. I think he's got a bit of a mite problem around his eye, but I'm not sure. I've been researching and asking other birder friends what they think. He seems to be okay, so I hope it's nothing too serious.
This noisy bugger has reared a family in the backyard this year as well. I didn't get pics of the kids and I really wanted to, but just didn't seem to have the camera when they were around. The Red Bellied Woodpeckers are fun to watch and I love all the chatter they make.
The green anole isn't seen as much any more, but I'm always snapping a shot when I see one. I love the aqua blue around his eye next to the lime green. Gorgeous!
Our pretty friend the Red Rat snake comes around a lot too. I think we see him almost as much as the black racer, of which I haven't got a decent photo of as he certainly races off before I can click away.
Happily, the butterflies are still in abundance and gracing the yard with their beauty. I'm working on a butterfly watering station - I'll update when I figure out where to put it. It probably isn't exactly needed during the rainy season...