Saturday, July 20, 2013

Today's Menu

I have not visited this blog for several months. Time to share again. Here is TODAY'S MENU ..
Artichoke with Hollandaise
Sweet Desserts
Succulent Appetizers

Strawberry Daiquiri

Pleasant Ambience

Rice Pilaf

Popsicles au fleur

Orange Julius

Meringue Shells

Lemon Pie

Haricot Vert de Fleur

Haricot Vert en Ponte

French Fries with Ketchup
Cauliflower in Red Sauce

Gold Miner's Special Honey Cakes

House Salad Supreme

Table For One

Table For Two

Dancing after Midnight

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Happy Holidays to everyone!

Enjoy! Take pictures! Edit, edit, edit!  I repeat, Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gifts of Autumn

As I was raking the oak leaves, I noticed the little ground-cover weeds that have yellow flowers in the spring and much of the summer and fall, had gone to seed. Usually they have been mowed too often to produce seeds, so this is the first time I've noticed their interesting pods and mustard size seeds. The oak leaf looks like a hand about to grasp them.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

First Frost yesterday....

The mandevilla has put on a continuous show from the time I bought it in the late spring, but being tropical, it will not tolerate any frost. So you just buy a new one each year.
End of the road, too, for the morning glories.


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Early September garden visitors and sunset.

Scroll down to read the captions, they will not show up when you click on a picture to enlarge it, and get the slide show. In slide show, click the image to go to next one, or scroll throught them. I have tried to identify these 'bugs', might as well learn their names if I'm going to take their pictures.   
Ailanthus Webworm Moth (top) and a Goldenrod Soldier Beetle
Buckeye Butterfly

Buckeye Butterfly
Buckeye Butterfly

Buckeye Butterflies

Buckeye Butterfly
white cabbage butterfly

Forage Looper Moth

Lily Beetle

Mandevilla with flash at dusk. This picture is unedited, except to add my signature.

I don't know the species name of these lillium , but they are literally a beehive of activity every summer. Bloom in late August, last quite a while, and attract a wide variety of bees, wasps, and beetles, etc. This shot taken at dusk with flash.
After the rain, a little colorful ending of the day.
Soft natural street lighting