Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ponderings of Theodore

or How to Blow Up a Balloon Carefully

A Second Look--October 31, 2012

or Okay after Sandy

As everyone knows, this has been the week of Frankenstorm Sandy. I was able to get out and explore a few days before she came, and I went out today in her remnants of cold rain to access the damage. We were very lucky that the only real effects we had from the storm were a few downed branches. My thoughts are with those who were not so fortunate.

Here's what I saw this week during a Second Look.

These mums were covered with flies and bees*. However, the flies were too fast for me to get a picture.

This Virginia Creeper added some welcome color to this tangle of briars and vines.


Ward surveying one of downed branches from Sandy.

Of course the storm brought down lots of leaves.

These are pictures of the same mushrooms taken several days apart. The blue one appeared after the storm.

* Please forgive me if this is a wasp. I know that wasps and bees are not the same thing, I just don't know how to tell them apart.