Wednesday, September 6, 2023



Lots of ventilation in this vintage transport, but I'd still prefer some air-conditioning, especially on one of these windless summer days with temps in the 90s like we've been having.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Sweet Autumn Clematis

Funny name for a plant that blooms in 90+ degrees, I think. Still, we know autumn has to be just around the corner, right???

Sunday, September 3, 2023


"The male is yellow with four black 'tiger stripes' on each forewing. Females may be either yellow or black, making them dimorphic. 

The yellow morph is similar to the male, but with a conspicuous band of blue spots along the hindwing, while the dark morph is almost completely black." -- Wikipedia

"The black swallowtail [above] has a wingspan of 6.9–8.4 cm, and females are typically larger than males. The upper wing surface is black with two rows of yellow spots – these spots are large and bright in males and smaller and lighter in females." -- Wikipedia

Saturday, September 2, 2023


I'm thinking of making a birdhouse out of a gourd for this upcoming cold season.

"Gourds continued to be used throughout history in almost every culture throughout the world. European contact in North America found extensive gourd use, including the use of bottle gourds as birdhouses to attract purple martins, which provided bug control for agriculture. Almost every culture had musical instruments made of gourds, including drums, stringed instruments common to Africa and wind instruments, including the nose flutes [GROSS!!!] of the Pacific." -- Wikipedia

Friday, September 1, 2023