The Soil Sisters. I told Lily that I'd never seen a Buckeye in my own garden before.
This isn't an insect blog, butterfly blog, or wildlife blog, but as every gardener knows, all these things come with the territory. Yesterday was noteworthy in this respect, for three reasons. Each of the three insects pictured below were seen by me for the first time ever, here at Our Little Acre:
When I returned home from the interview, what do you think was perched on our 'Snofountain' Weeping Cherry tree right by our front door? That's right - a beautiful Buckeye. Camera in the car though and it flew away before I could get a photo of that one.
Finally, as I was watering the cucumbers, something caught my eye. I think it was the stripes on its legs, but I found this young Walking Stick (Phasmatodea order) in the cucumber vines on the EarthBox. Fascinating... when they fly, it's like they float. You can't even see their wings.
Never a dull moment in the garden!