Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Second Look--August 20, 2013

Here are some of the things I found this week during a Second Look.

Balloon flower

Every year the story's the same. Insects invade the peaches and then a few weeks later the all of the fruit seems to have disappeared. That is unless you look really closely in the grass underneath the tree. Then you find the pits. Some year I am going to spray and net the tree to see if I can compete with the critters.

Hosta blooms

Resting insects on the celosia. Saturday morning I found several insects very still on these plants until the dew had lifted and the temperatures warmed up. Then they were all as busy as bees.

This squirrel provided some up close and personal entertainment for the cats.

The hibiscus have started to bloom in the last week.

The bald cardinal has been visiting the feeder regularly.