Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Stuff in the Yard

Well, it's been rather cold and grey out and a bit rainy, so I haven't been in the garden much this month.  I suppose I should really take advantage of the cooler weather to do some of the heavier cleanup work and trimming that needs to be done....but, as usual, I am being the lazy gardener once again!

I am quite pleased that my milkweed plant that I got for a couple of bucks on the markdown rack is doing so well.

It's still in its nursery container and I've been waiting for a bit of a warm-up before I try to plant it in the garden.  While it's not the native milkweed, I'm still hoping it will attract the butterflies!

Here's one of several palm clumps that are in the yard.  I just wander around and take photos of what I think is pretty or interesting.

Did I ever mention that I like a "jungly" yard?  lol

So pretty!  Nature is amazing!

Funky seed pods from one of the palm trees.

Seed pods add much more color than I would've thought...

Here's some seagrapes that are interesting.  I took this shot awhile ago when the grapes were more abundant.

Here's a leafscape - it's from the Giant White Bird of Paradise.  I liked how the morning sun was shining through and made it glow.

This little pollen-covered bee was making his way from one Mexican Clover to the next in the grass.

I captured his antics while I was sitting in my birdwatching chair out back waiting to get some shots of the beautiful Painted Buntings.

So, of course, I have to include one of the afore mentioned Bunting shots!

And here's Mr. Opossom saying hello early one morning.  It was so cold my lens had fogged up, but I had to hurry to capture him before he realized I was there.  There were two of them and they have taken over an old armadillo burrow under the hedge.  I haven't discovered where the armadillos have their burrow yet, but I'm sure it's nearby as they're all over the place in our neighborhood.

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