Monthly Archives: August 2019

Flower of the Day 8/23/19 – Not Defeated

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be DEFEATED. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, and how you can still come out if it.”

Maya Angelou

Purple Crepe Myrtle

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Flower of the Day 8/22/19 – Journey

“Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.”

George Whitefield

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My Newest Enemy

During a walk in my garden this evening I made a few discoveries. The first couple of the discoveries were good but the last one was not. TOMATOE HORNWORM!

I was not sure what it was until after I photographed it and got rid of it. I have noticed that my tomatoe plant was being eaten by something. But I could not find what was causing the damage.

All those white things on the Hornworm are wasp larva. The larva feed off of the worm and are helpful in the garden.

These devastating worms turn into the beautiful Hummingbird Moth.

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Wordless Wednesday- Currituck Lighthouse

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Flower of the Day 8/21/19 – Decorate Your Soul

Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your soul.


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They Have Appeared

Yesterday when I walked the garden I noticed that my luffa plants are finally forming. It first bloomed 30 days ago. Currently there are 2 luffas.

I hope to have many more.

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Flower of the Day 8/20/19 – Rainy Days

”Give thanks for the rain in your life which waters the flowers of your soul.”

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Flower of the Day 8/19/19 – Positive

Keep your thoughts positive

Because your thoughts become your WORDS

Keep your words positive

Because your words become your BEHAVIOR

Keep your behavior positive

Because your behavior becomes your HABITS

Keep your habits positive

Because your habits become your values

Keep your values positive

Because your values become your DESTINY

~~ Mahatma Ghandi

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Hummingbird Moth 2

The Hummingbird Moth and a friend paid me another visit today. I was not able to photograph them together.

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Back at the Ranch

Vacation is over 😞😭. I will have a post or two later on the trip.

After bringing all the bags and stuff (why do we take so much on vacation) into the house I go to check out the garden.

I notice that my freeloading critters realized that I was gone and had a major feast on the watermelon…..again.

I knew that they weren’t eatable after their first meal but I was letting them continue to grow so I could see how big the others would get.

Hopefully I will have others soon.

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