Archive for July, 2013

New Discovery …

Lacewing Eggs

Green Lacewing Eggs

Sometimes I feel everyday in the backyard has a new adventure / challenge waiting to unfold.  This week I came across this intricate formation on my vinca vines.   I immediately presumed it was the eggs of one of the many spiders hanging around.  After a bit of research I’m fairly certain and happily so, that they are Green Lacewing eggs which are a wonderful little predator to have in your yard to combat the the bugs you don’t want.


Petunia Petals …

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…. happy Sunday!

Mexican Petunia or Ruellia brittoniana


Hung Up…

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… is the state of my plan to trim back the arabian jasmine vines.

Fortunately I spotted this paper wasp working on his home before I started pruning.

What to do…


Weekend Happiness…

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Such glee…


Red, White & Blue …

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What a weekend it was!  Friends, fireworks and good food.

July 4th fireworks at the Indian Steele Park


Independence Day Festivities …

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I see dandelions and flying beads … and I’m just drinking coffee.

July 4th fireworks at the Indian Steele Park