Fallen

Fallen

Yesterday morning was a grasslands day! Yahoo! I need my grasslands fix or is it just a nature fix? Whatever it is, definitely is something I need. Eerie video captures elusive, alien-like squid gliding in the Gulf of Mexico First-Ever mRNA Vaccine for Lyme Disease Shows Promise in Guinea Pigs Keep looking! The more you…

Whew!

Whew!

Certainly was much too warm for me today! Our high was 88 degrees! I am so glad it supposed to cool down again in few days. A chance of rain on overnight on Tuesday means my fingers will be crossed. Western monarch butterflies have been vanishing. This week, a sanctuary saw thousands return. Keep looking!…

Imagination required

Imagination required

When I was growing up on a hot summer day, we were banned from inside the house. My dad worked the night shift so he was sleeping during the daytime. We did not have AC so it did not matter, inside or outside. So we sat around in the shade playing cards, played cars or…

Did you see it?

Did you see it?

Hope you didn’t sleep thru the sunrise this morning. For May, we got 5.29″. June is trying its best to catch up to May. I am sure many of you have got much more. Here is an article for the computer geeks that are also into the other sciences: Old-school computing: when your lab PC…

Rainbow

Rainbow

Yeah for the rain! So far .68 inches and some pea sized hail at 6pm. We could do without the hail, eh. Hagen’s Sphinx (Ceratomia hageni) has very good camouflage!  A close up of its hairs! Looks like a bristle brush doesn’t it. Its host plant is the Bois D’arc.  Remember the frozen spittlebug frothy…

Frost!

Frost!

 Jim immediately knew the theme of today’s post as we started our morning walk LOL. Our low was 29!  I would guess this is the last frost this spring and my blackberry patch still looks good! This spot on our morning walk is a cold spot. Lots of frost! The colors were highlighted by the…

Sandstone!

Sandstone!

Continuing on with Tuesday’s grassland visit… Possumhaw. Bushy Bluestem. It likes the wet areas. The sandstone is just wonderful! It is like a sun! Beautiful reds. You can’t see too much of these colors? I would say not. 🙂 I can see a cat’s face in here. Back further from the cat face. Colors are…

Plague doctor

Plague doctor

Before I start in with the grasslands, I saw these “zipper” clouds today around noon (that is a name I just made up). The sky was clear by 3 pm.  Continuing on with Tuesday’s grasslands outing… Does this remind you of the Plague doctor? We were in the safety zone, right. A heart shape or…

Kansas

Kansas

 Kansas is the name of an American rock band. In 1977 they release a song called “Dust in the Wind”. The song seems appropriate today I think. At 11:18 am there were still clouds lingering but the wind had already started to gust as Gracie, the anemometer shows. At 1:24 pm the clouds were gone…

Wet day

Wet day

It was a wet drippy day and only in the mid 30’s today. I tried to catch a water droplet fall. This is the first of many shots. A little further along and you can see the reflection of tree branches in the droplet. Almost! Dropped 🙂 I tried again on another droplet on a…

Untitled Post

Untitled Post

 Pleasant day eh! Wispy cirrus clouds  form between 16,500 and 45,000 feet. The ant and the Darkling Beetle (maybe Eleodes tricostata). Both went their separate ways. This ground beetle was making a meal of the leftover pecan. Maybe in the Pterostichus genus. Milkweed fluff. Gayfeather (Liatris mucronata) standing tall! Not sure what plant this is,…