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Throwing Some Shade

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Shades of Brown with a Touch of Green

In my garden I have a huge Maple tree stump. I am sure that the tree/stump is dead but in-spite of that, there is still so much life there.

Mushrooms are one of the things that are plentiful. There are a few different ones on it. For today I have chosen this beauty to show off. I like how it has a thick dark brown ring and it goes lighter as it reaches the center. At that top some green slime looking stuff seems to ooze out of the stump onto it.

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Soon it will be Gone

I have learned that when a Hen and Chick flowers it is at the end of its life. Their life cycle is approximately 3 years. I have 2 that are in the final chapter.

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Yellow

My watermelon plants have started to bloom with bright yellow flowers. There are 3 plants in this bed.

 

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Flower of the Day 7/6/19

Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.

Blooming Onion

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Exoskeleton of a Beetle?

Found this on the underside of a leaf. I wonder if it just got another exoskeleton or if it morphed it something different.

What do you think?

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The Future and the Past

If you don’t leave your past in the past, it will destroy your future.

Live for what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away.

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Flower of the Day 6/27/19

Dream without fear.

Love without limits.

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That Devilish Smile

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Feed Them and They Shall Come

I have had 2 Hummingbird feeders filled with the store bought nectar for quite a while now hanging from trees and they never came.  I don’t know if it was the nectar or the location.

After watching a couple of videos I decided to make my own basic nectar and to move the feeders.

The nectar is a 1 to 4 ratio (some sites give a different ratio). Add 1 cup of sugar for every 4 cups of water.  Mix together well in a pot and boil.   Make sure you stir well.  Let cool then pour into feeder.

Now you wait…..

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By the next morning there were Hummingbirds! By the time I got my camera ready they were gone.

Once I came home from work and after messing in the garden for a few minutes I sat and waited for them to return.

I did not have to wait long….

I believe the red one is a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird  and the less colorful one is the female Red-throated Hummingbird.

Why are males always more colorful in nature?

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