Posts tagged ‘outdoors’

September 26, 2012

Spider Mama

Garden Spider 2

Mommy garden spider preparing her egg sack with food for her babies.  Right on time for Fall, she laid her eggs yesterday next to the compost pile and wrapped them in silk.  I’m glad I didn’t hesitate to take her picture.  Her fate is the same as Charlotte’s.

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August 4, 2012

Chives

After several years living in my back yard, the chives decided to bloom this year…

Chive Flowers

What pretty little white flowers.  The bees and butterflies like them.  So does this spider…

Chive Spider

 

I’m not sure how long I will be able to share them with the garden insects.  It turns out the flowers are edible :) Yum!

July 13, 2012

Calm Before the Storm

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How come the sea looks so beautiful before a storm hits?

This is St Augustine Beach hours before Tropical Storm Beryl hit on the Memorial Day weekend.

March 14, 2012

Sunrise

This is what I wake up to every morning…

Grove sunrise 2

…and then people ask my why I love living in Florida…LOL. Who wouldn’t want to have such a lovely surprise in the morning?

Grove sunrise1

See the little white flowers on the trees? They are guilty of producing the sweet perfumed air every Spring. Yes, I have the best mornings here.

March 2, 2012

Rain

Oh yeah we got some much needed rain this week.  But this time of the year any morning looks like this: foggy and moist.  The whole garden takes on an aura of mystery and everything looks different.  I went outside barefoot with camera in hand and Niza kitten to keep me company.  I found this hammock ready to lure pests into it.

Spider Hammock

Then I walked some more and picked up a sweet scent in the air…

Orange Blossom

Yes it’s time to fertilize and if you took my advice 2 weeks ago you should be ready to feed you soil.  If you didn’t, then don’t worry.  You still have time to run and get some.  Because our soil is so sandy, organic slow release works best.  It doesn’t wash away into the aquifer with one shower.  And speaking of the aquifer; remember that everything you put in the soil will eventually end up there…and then end up in your drinking water.

Droplets