Just a few of the interesting guys (or gals!) who have surfaced lately…
have you ever seen a walking stick?
no idea what sort of caterpillar this is…
dg probably knows the scientific name for this ~ I think it’s a (harmless to humans) parasitic wasp
OK, enough insects…
a family of baby chickadees has been hanging around…
took me awhile to figure this one out ~ there were several out under the woodpile the other day ~ ovenbird!
this little hermit thrush loves the pond ~ when they sing, they sound like bells…
little miss squeaker is quite elderly ~ she spent the day outside while her room was scrubbed down
she loved the carrots!
At last, a few days with temps over 70 have provided the garden with just the nudge it needed to start producing in earnest. We’ve been picking cucumbers like crazy, banana peppers like mad, and a few other odds and ends like bell peppers, dusky variety eggplant, and the odd cherry tomato. Fairytale brinjals are next in line and I hope the beans aren’t far behind. There are two varieties of pole beans, and some long beans and papdi beans have flowered along with the horticultural beans mom sent.
this dusky eggplant looks like the big bitter variety, but it’s sweet and tender
one side of the wall o’beans!
at last I caught the beautiful purple long bean flower open!
the entrance to the garden has been taken over by the lebanese squash ~ no end in sight!
Meanwhile, back in the house…
I made some pakoras with fresh picked veggies including lots of my fav, peppers ~ yum
pinks and gibby form a tenuous friendship ~ sharing space but studiously ignoring one another
I can’t wait to get outside in the morning — it was over 90F today so I expect the cucumbers will be thick.
How does your garden grow?