Flower Power

I love this time of year, the temperatures are nice, the days are long and there are few bugs so far.  But mostly, I love the flowers.  And, right now, my yard is lovely.  So, I decided to take some photos today. Warning, photographic overload! After taking some general photos, I decided to play around with the Macro setting on my camera.  I need some more practice, but I had fun doing this. Lest you think everything in my yard looks great, I thought I would also show the large patch of lawn that I am trying to repair.  Hopefully … Continue reading Flower Power

Split Personality

My favorite way to relax is to work on one of my crafts.  And, yes, I have been doing that a lot. But, today was a day to do something very different.  With the temperature in the low 70s, low humidity and, most importantly No Bugs, it was a day to work outside.  I was able to crossed something off of my to-do list that has been on the list for a while (okay, so actually a couple years). A few years ago, we had three large oak trees taken down by a local arborist (Branch and Bough, if you … Continue reading Split Personality

Glass Centipede

Centipedes (from Latin prefix centi-, “hundred”, and pes, pedis, “foot”) are predatory arthropods belonging to the class Chilopoda of the subphylum Myriapoda, an arthropod group which also includes Millipedes and other multi-legged creatures. Centipedes are elongated metameric creatures with one pair of legs per body segment. They are found in an array of terrestrial habitats from tropical rainforests to deserts. Accordingly, they are found in soil and leaf litter, under stones and dead wood, and inside logs. Okay, enough with the scientific definition.  According to a patient I saw this week, a centipede is a “creepy crawly bug with a lot of legs”.  Gotta love working with kids!!  While looking at ideas on-line, I saw a cartoon of … Continue reading Glass Centipede