Friday, May 22, 2015
There's Always Something!
Sometimes, as I sit down at the computer, I wonder "what the dickens" am I going to blog about this week. (If you're a fellow British mystery aficionado, you'll appreciate that Grantchester reference, lol)
But, there's always something! Even if it's something across the street like this gorgeous Royal Poinciana tree that is blooming most delightfully.
She really sets herself apart from the crowd!
Anyway, back to the garden...now, I love all of our visitors, even if I don't love everything they do. For instance, we've recently had armadillos in the yard.
LOTS of armadillos! Here you can see the four babies together.
They can cause a lot of damage to the foundations of buildings when they burrow, and they dig up the yard searching for grub.
I see them all over the neighborhood, but usually at night or early in the morning. We've tried to remove them, but they're always back. It's one of the things that we live with being next to a preserve.
Interesting armadillo fact: They always give birth to four offspring. The egg splits into four and they always have the four identical, same sex babies.
The part of our yard they were digging in is the blue and orange Gator garden (Go Gators!). I no longer wig out about it, I just try to accept them and get on with the gardening! :)
We did however have a very lovely Black Swallowtail butterfly visit the Plumbago. This is the first one I've seen in the backyard! I've seen the Giant Yellow Swallowtail, but haven't been able to get a photo of her as she never sits still - ever! I'll keep trying though.