This bread was so beauteous that Gretchen wouldn’t let anybody eat it for several days.
Loaf of Bread
Then it was very tasty.
This gopher tortoise ran out of the back driveway into this thicket.
Gopher tortoise in the briar patch
This Gopherus polyphemus
is hard to see in there. Continue reading
This rat snake was stuck on the sticky traps.
Thanks for the olive oil
Fortunately, vegetable oil softens the glue and the snake writhed free.
Didn’t seem in any hurry to go anywhere. Continue reading
A flock of split-tailed kites wheeling above where I just cultivated the okra.
Here’s a movie of these Elanoides forficatus,
also known as swallow-tail kites: Continue reading
It’s that time of year.
Middle and last panels
In the spring, pine pollen settles on the solar panels like yellow mud.
A strong water spray loosens it up, and scrubbing removes it. Continue reading
Crops have come up.
Corn, okra, pepper, tomato
These are some examples. Continue reading
Never saw them bloom before.
“It takes at least 4 years to go from a just-pollinated flower to a mature, blooming plant.”
Growing Sarracenia from Seed, International Carnivorous Plant Society (ICPS).
These pitcher plants grew naturally in our woods.
We do have bumblebees, so maybe they will pollinate.
Then maybe seeds in August or September.