Guess What This Is
These have been growing on my neighbor’s fence since we have lived here. Only yesterday did I realize they actually make fruit. I thought it was a mythical name, but they really do exist. If you know what it is, leave a comment. Otherwise, I’ll make you wait until it drops to the ground and I eat it.
AJ Builds Bamboo Wind Chimes
Add whittling to AJ’s list of skills. Today he carved up some of the green bamboo into what is sure to be the best looking and best sounding set of wind chimes in Brevard County.
My Walk Around the Neighborhood
The weather was beautiful. We weren’t able to get the soil for Oasis2, so I used my energy to check out the neighborhood. Sadly, a few more people have leveled the sand dunes and destroyed the scrub habitat for their cookie cutter stucco houses; but there is still some natural land left.
Gopher Tortoise Butt
He was looking out when I approached, but got shy and showed me his butt when I went to take the photo.
Prickly pear blooming
I accidentally broke down a neighboring cactus; so I brought it home to plant. Prickly pear fruit is so good.
This stuff is increasingly rare; but I know of a few patches where it still thrives.
This guy was miffed about my invading his territory. He buzzed me for a long time; often hovering inches in front of my lens. Unfortunately I am not equipped for shooting fast moving insects.
Nature was bold today. I heard a rustling and looked over to see this snake emerge from the brush. It was preoccupied with its search for food and didn’t seem to notice me at all.
In this shot the black racer was so close I could have reached out and grabbed it. Unfortunately, I was not equipped for photographing snakes either. Sorry for posting blurry shots.
Synchronized Cat Rolling
Llami and Smokey are on the same wavelength.
Dinner From the Garden
The lettuce is finally growing. I know I should thin it out and let a few plants grow large, but I can’t bring myself to do it. Instead, I plucked the outer leaves from all three varieties (Bibb, Romaine and Oak Leaf).
Not sure if AJ realizes he ate weeds for dinner; but I also put some Purslane in our salad.
This is all you will hear from me for a couple of days, unless something spectacular happens. I have housework and work work to get done before the weekend is over.