Monday, June 22, 2009

best farm stand I have seen

talk about eating local, farm stand just down the road from my mom. You pay on the honor system, that must very rare these days!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

lost turtle

we had a turtle visit our garage, perhaps a female looking for a place to lay eggs. John took her(?) back to the ditch.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009

this applies to everything

"We must draw closer to Nature while reflecting profoundly on the implications of being sparks of divinity residing in biological bodies. Though most people no longer want to garden, camp, hike, study nature, or even sit quietly doing nothing in the fields, we must do more of exactly those things. Teachers, artists and other leaders are capable of creating psychic ambiances and physical environments in which people will return to those activities gladly.

For, Nature, if given a chance, crafts the human spirit, young ones and old ones, to higher states of perfection at which many problems simply don't arise."
The picture is from my garden, the quote is from the latest edition of the Naturalist Newsletter, I always find lost of useful and fascinating information about nature with photos and the writing is profound and inspirational.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

backyard bugs

coming in for a landing on my butterfly weed, dug up not too far from J &L.

and the deathwatch or click bug beetle. Ency. Brit says:
an anobiid, or borer insect, of the family Anobiidae (insect order Coleoptera) that makes a ticking or clicking sound by bumping its head or jaws against the sides of the tunnels as it bores in old furniture and wood. Believed to forecast an approaching death. Its name is derived from the credence that it was often heard by the people “on watch” with an ill person on the verge of death.
They are sometimes found in our yard,