Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Birthday, Big Brother!

Thanks for being such a great brother, I love you.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Growing in the garden

New England Sugar Pie Pumpkin

Purple Podded Pole Bean

Little Gem Lettuce

Cour Di Bue Cabbage, Cheddar Cauliflower, Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Bright Lights Swiss Chard

Other vegetables not pictured: Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach, Oregon Sugar Pod Pea, Golden Delicious Winter Squash, Alaska Pea, Ragged Jack Kale.

Florida native flower seeds planted: Hairy Trilisia, Hoarhound, Gayfeather, Blazing Star (Liatris gracilis), Blazing Star (Liatris elegans), Giant Ironweed, Sandhill Blackeyed Susan, Coreopsis Leavenworthi.

Monday, October 27, 2008


It was such a beautiful weekend. Blue skies with fluffy clouds, new annuals at the flower shop, and time well spent coloring in the tree house. It really makes me wish weekends were longer.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Acorn Necklaces

I love these acorn necklaces, they're such a great autumn craft! I found the tutorial over at Crafty Crow. I don't crochet, but after reading a couple how-tos, it didn't seem so hard. After an hour of muttered curses, and flinging it around a couple times, I had made a acorn necklace. Pretty and cool! I like that.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cotton and Silky

These two crack me up, they're so goofy looking!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Juvenal's Duskywing

I saw this little one in the garden yesterday. Such a cutie!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Full Moon

Great photo you took last night, Hubby!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I've been finding these Pickleworms lately on my pumpkin plants. They can be destructive if not caught soon enough, (we found this out over the summer) so I've been trying to keep up with them. Luckily, I have the chickens to help me out. They never pass up a chance for a tasty little morsel.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Yellowtop in the garden

Hubby was able to get the second raised bed built for me over the weekend. It proved to be a little difficult trying to work around the Yellowtop that has gone bonkers, but he got it in, and staked the Yellowtop up so that it wasn't hanging over the bed. And now I'm just debating on what to grow in it. So many choices! But, I think I'm leaning towards doing parsnips and carrots. I've never grown parsnips before, so I'm definitely excited to give those a try.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Southern Black Racer

Soaking up the sun in the garden.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Birds at the dump

We were going to the Florida Aquarium on Sunday, and as we were passing the county land fill, we noticed all the birds hanging out around the retention ponds. Of course, we had to get off the interstate and come back around so that we could get some pictures. Wood Storks
Roseate Spoonbills
close up of Roseate Spoonbill
Wood Storks and Juvenile Bald Eagle