Sunday, October 31, 2010

In a Spider State of Mind

I've been saving this post for this time of year 
because it includes spooky spiders. 
Click on the pictures, but only if you want 
to see the spiders up close and personal!
And now, please sit back, relax, and enjoy the web-
-blog, that is!

I think spider in the two photos above
is a male Goldenrod Crab Spider. 
Click here to read more about it.

A friend who is an entomologist said that I captured the 'deed'
between this male and female garden spider.

Going their separate ways.

Yum, dinner.

Ready for the picking.

I have no idea what type spider this is above, 
but it sure was pretty.

Welcome friends...bwaa-ha-ha-haaaaa.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Berry restful

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Miles and Miles

The sea is vast. The sky appears endless.
A lone seagull sits on the rock.
To rest or...
Dinner plans?

Click on the photo above (or any photo) to enlarge it,
and you will see purple starfish on the rock.
The photo below was taken of another rock,
and while the sea stars are quite recognizable,
the other creatures there are unknown to me.
And sorta creepy-looking, in my opinion anyway!

 Starfish. AKA sea stars.
Are Sea Stars like the Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz
and wish they had a brain?
When you touch them, do you call it a Spinal Tap?
Is the Leather Sea Star made of leather?
What eats starfish? What do starfish eat?
Get those answers and many more when you
click here to see how stuff works with Starfish Life.

Another place to see the garden!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - My favorite fall friend

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - For Your Interpretation

To gild refined gold, to paint the lily...
Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.
~William Shakespeare

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dahlias - are they divas?

A fellow gardener opened his dahlia gardens to a group of us to wander and cut flowers. As we did this, he shared with us some of his knowledge about growing and propagating these beautiful flowers. 
Here is a small sampling of the 80 or so varieties he grows. 
(Please click on the photos to enlarge them.)


I think you'll agree that they are some kinda gorgeous flowers.

But are they divas, or just plain delightful?


Click here for the Puget Sound Dahlia Association website.