Because bad taste is better than no taste at all.....

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sights of the season.

Carpenter bees, when they're not chewing up the wooden beams on your front porch, apparently love grape hyacinths. A lot.

I can't say I blame them. If you can get close enough to smell them (without a bee going up your nose) , you'll know why people like them, too.

They're tiny reminders that yes, despite the fact that it's going to be near freezing AGAIN tonight (grumblegrumble) spring is indeed around the corner.

This is what some folks call a "Kaffir Lilly".  They're houseplants, but you have to be careful around these. Like a lot of plants in the lilly family,  these are poisonous. And the leaves are kinda sharp--if you replant them, as I replanted this one a couplea weeks ago, wear gloves.

The flower looks kinda big in this picture, but really they're kinda small.  Maybe a couplea inches across?

Of course, if you REALLY want to hurt your eyes....

Having been planted in a heated greenhouse a month or two before, these guys are happily blooming now. There's almost a whole table full of them. It's like being in a field somewhere. Or not. Does anyone out there really LIKE these things THAT much??

 How about a more soothing picture?

We took a little trip down to the creek this afternoon. It had been a couple of months since we had visited the place. It had either been too cold, or too wet, or whatever. We decided to go see what the place looked like since we got that storm last night, with like 3" of rain. Ok, so I don't know how much, exactly we did get. But it sure sounded like 3", especially at 1:30 this morning when the wind liked to take the roof off of the trailer.

As you can see, there's more water than usual, but it wasn't like a raging torrent or anything.

Coming back from our walk, we happened upon this fine fellow, sunning himself on a log. I managed to get a closeup picture, mainly because it wasn't THAT warm, and I think he was a bit sluggish at the time.  There's nothing like getting the evil eyeball from a lizard on a lazy spring afternoon.


1 comment:

  1. Winter is getting in one last lick here, it was shitty today with rain snow and hail. But I’m sure that spring is fucking coming.


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