Sunday, September 21, 2014

Relaxing among the Foliage.......

My wife was in the backyard with Button.  Button was going crazy barking at something.  His little tail is wagging all the way shaking his whole body while he looks at what he is barking at in the greenery.  The neighbor's cat is not scared of dogs as he was raised with big dogs.  He just lay there enjoying the coolest of the shade and cool green leaves.  We believe he had the Siamese cat as his mother as he looks like a regular tabby and yet has this deep low unusual voice.  He is not ferel as he was raised in a house full of animals and does like us to pet him.  In fact he sometimes try to come into the house.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Dueling Trumpets......

We had another rain storm last night keeping our soil muddy.  It is a strange summer.  The white glories are blooming in full force while the blue one shows off about every other day.

The day that I took this photo the flower itself looked pretty beat up.  I am not sure if it was the wind and or the cold.  It was having a hard time opening.

Friday, September 19, 2014

See the Wings........

Hummingbird Moth

I saw one of these the other day out in the orchard area but he was gone when I returned with a camera.  In the late afternoon I saw it again and did grab the camera.  They are a very  hyper moth that just doesn't stay still even when it is sucking nectar from the flowers. The research on these insects tells me they are a poor imposter of a hummingbird.  There are better pictures of these insects on the net that are taken with a faster lens that I have.  I really didn't ever think that I would get this good of photo as the moth doesn't land and stay still. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pastel Light......

The sun in the west shines through the outside petal helping to detail the parts of the rose.  It makes me have a bright and dark side of the flower.  

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Waiting for Fall.........

The little squirrel ornament will be headed back to the basement soon the closer it comes to winter.  He seems to be hiding behind the leaves of the field lilies.  They actually have retreated a lot and he is more exposed than he was all summer. It is suppose to warm up today and may hit 70 degrees today. The leaves on the trees are starting to turn on the maples.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


All I have ever seen from this one vine is shriveled up blooms.  I was able to get an almost focused photo of this bud and maybe this evening I will see the actual bloom. The vines are turning yellow now which means I won't see anything but dead vines in the near future. Fall is here.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Decorative Sunflower.........

A smaller sunflower that blooms in my sunflower garden looks more like a zinnia.  It is much larger than a zinnia as it is about the size of a salad plate.  The colors are so neat on this flower and unusual compared to the traditional yellow sunflower.