Took dog for a sunny morning walk around Chestnut Ridge in upstate SC three weeks into February and did not expect to find bloodroot.
Mostly garden pics.
Grew all of the flowers.
And more of the flowers.
Grew some vegetables.
And a bunch of tomatoes…
Took a few short trips to Charleston/Beaufort.
Got a very cute puppy.
Fall colors making an appearance near The Beauty Spot, TN.
Some pictures from Long Branch Environmental Education Center. This place was pretty neat.
Some pictures from a short walk in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, an old growth forest about 2 hours west of Asheville, NC. Some of the tulip poplars there are over 400 years old.
We found a recently hatched luna moth. 💚
Some cute Kentuckian.
Playing around with evening light and the poppies growing in my garden.
(Also realizing it’s time for me to figure out how to clean the sensor on my camera.)
Went out to my favorite spot over the weekend. Dodder has taken over the high spot above the meadow below Sam’s Knob.
Flowers in the meadow.
Lots of sweet bee balm in the meadow.
Black Balsam in the distance.
Views from the short trail up to Sam’s Knob.
Views from the top of Sam’s Knob.
Garden Critters and Blooms
Flying Cloud Farm is only 6 miles from my apartment. They have community UPick flower fields, so I find myself there with my macro lens pretty often.
Here are some shots of my garden from earlier in the week. The tomatoes in the front bed are about two feet taller than I am right now and I think collectively they threaten to bring down the stakes. Next year I’ll opt for metal instead of wood.
My first dahlia bloomed! (!!!!!!!!)
Ammi and zinnias.
Not pictured below: the squash and the cucumbers that won’t stop growing.
Pictured below: very tasty pickles.
Garden critters – including a monarch caterpillar! There are at least 5 of them nestled in the milkweed and we’re all really excited about watching them pupate.