The trees at home are finally filling up like other parts of the bloomin’ state. And it seemed to happen quickly given just a week ago:
Leaves have left the immature and soft stage, and entered the developed and glossy stage… with insect bites.
The little purple flowers have popped up, as well as tiny white.
Away from home, the city has some strange plants. Or maybe these really are just dandies with all their seeds gone.
I witnessed a bee enjoying the nectar of these light pink flowers.
With the season heating up, more places have flower pots out, and some flowers are clearly drying up.
At Deering Oaks, this pine cone suddenly dropped before me.
I never really noticed these markings before, at the park ravine, nor a dedicated name, plaque and all. The approach matters, of course, on whether or not we notice; I came with as part of the group. The ravine was empty as it is this time of year, and so I looked further.
Another thing I don’t recall seeing at the park before was…
Ducklings! The mother rested while the babies waddled around. One chick swam.
The males were close by. We could tell by the markings that only two of the 10+ ducks on the scene where female. The males weren’t particularly scared of us humans… maybe it was the experience of being fed bread, or maybe they’re looking to protect the mother.
Tulip-like flowers outside the park’s Tiqa Cafe. Supposedly the cafe has been open since March…. didn’t seem like it on May 22.
The group Center property has its own plant beds. Cucumbers, lettuce, cosmos flowers, daises, “giant white” sunflowers… tomatoes, potentially. And yet only one bed seems to be making progress so far, even with the added worm.
Instead of a scarecrow, a “Scared Crow” was put up.
The horses way out in I-don’t-know-where (on the road) are sure enjoying the grass. When it’s not raining, anyway; it’s been overcast a lot lately.
And lastly, some late breaking news: the path near the house I’ve walked down on occasion, after being logged, has been cleared out. That’s a lot of trees! …And deforestation. 😦
Well… that’s it for now. I gotta get to bed, on a schedule and all. There’s still more coming on this blog.
Until next time…