Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A Second Look--October 7, 2015

I'm a little late with this week's Second Look because I've been busy. Today was the first chance that I had to make it outside when it wasn't raining or dark. In the meantime, while there is not much color from the trees except the dogwoods, leaves are starting to litter the ground. The squirrels are still busy, hiding nuts and some of the ones I saw "hidden" last week have been moved. Also, I saw my first wooly bear of the season, so I know that fall is really here.

Here are somethings I saw this week 
during a Second Look.

These marigolds have been the workhorse of the flowers this year. They are still going strong (even though I haven't done much deadheading recently.)

This lone violet decided to bloom in the fall instead of the spring.

This wooly bear was maybe the biggest one I've seen. It was at least two inches long. As an added bonus, do you see the worm below it?

The recent rain has surfaced a lot of ant hills.

Another Black-eyed Susan bloomed this week. Right now they are on the one-at-a-time schedule.

See the little bee in the base of the balloon flower?

And speaking of little bees, this blanket flower had one all curled up in one of its petals. I wasn't sure if it was alive or not, so I gave it a little poke. It crawled out and went into the cup of another petal. I left it alone after that so it could get a good night's rest.

I'm not sure if this granddaddy long legs was going to have the other bug for a meal or not.

The dogwoods are the reddest trees in the yard right now. If you look carefully, you can see mostly green leaves from holly, oak, and maple trees behind it.

Can you find the squirrel's nest in the walnut tree?