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And Another One Visits!

This year I have seen so many Praying Mantis, probably more than I have seen in most of my life combined. Maybe a slight stretch but hopefully you get my point.

I enjoy photographing them as they usually seem to be looking at me trying to figure out what the heck I am doing.

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Dried Out

As many of you know I have been growing birdhouse gourds in my garden, 12 have been cut from the vine and there are 3 still hanging.

I think some of these are bottleneck gourds.

From different sites on Google it can take anywhere from 30 days to 12 months from them to completely dry out…I think that depends on size and where you choose to dry then out.

There is only one that is completely dried. I like the marble effect that it has and think, for this one, I will only use a clear coat of polyurethane to shine it up

Once all are dried I will post then next phase.

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Fungus Friday 12

Click here if you want to see some really interesting mushrooms on Facebook.

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Emergence

This pod has been growing in one of my flowerbeds for most of the summer and I have no clue what it is.

Yesterday I noticed that it has opened up and a bunch of seeds are emerging.

I still have not figured out what it is. I don’t know if it is something that I planted or a weed.

The pod looks like a string bean that is growing straightup instead of down.

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Cousins?

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The Elusive Visitor

For me it is hard to capture the Swallowtail Butterfly as they do not sit still for long.

I managed to capture this beauty taking a quick break on my watermelon leaves.

He/She even decided to pay me little personal visit. Excuse my PJ’s😉

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Flower of the Day 9/6/19 – Courage

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher

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Flower of the Day 9/5/19

“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.”
Jacques Prevert

Luffa Gourd Bloom

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Tightly Rolled

I cleaned out the weeds in the raised garden bed that was suppose to have cabbage in it but…. the worms, rodents or something ate them all down to the stem. So it became a great place for weeds to grow.

After I finished this particular area I find these two worms all nicely rolled up.

I have not been able to find out what types of caterpillars these are or what they will turn into… butterfly or moth. If you know please let me know.

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Twice the Size

Last Saturday I posted about how much my luffa gourd grew in 5 days. Now 7 days later it has doubled in size again.

It states that luffas can grow over 2.5 feet long!

There are several more that are starting to form. I am hoping top get atleast 10 for the season.

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