Saturday, December 3, 2016

Storm directions

Radio news said might rain tonight, Suddenly started just now at noon and then a super gust came (west to east) and then lest. They said the storm was coming from the north but this morning when look at the sky noticed the clouds moving to NE.
What direction is it really going in?

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Son found a praying mantis when he was bringing back the yardwaste barrel(not shaped like barrels anymore) and put it in a safer place then near ants and on the driveway. It had a very fat lower body part, so maybe a female to lay egg case?. She was pale green. Is there some way to reduce squirrels using our yard and trees(lots of pine cone peices on patio. These appear to be East Fox squirrels and running around looking for what the Scrub Jay left yesterday that am sure someone around here is feeding them peanuts or...
  Wonder if anything would help 1 pine that is starting a burl looking growth, maybe natural antibiotic/fungal?

Saturday, August 27, 2016


Was out looking for place to plant a small plant and found, thought some more dog droppings
left. Noticed they looked a little round, dry and tiny bits of bones. Am guessing are owls, some other birds also upchuck stuff. There is a dropping splat near also,do hear whooting and screeching of owls sometimes.

Wonder if a young owl.

Moth , very large

Heard a sound, something muffled, at the window. Looked up, it was maybe a hummer. Went outside, a large moth on the screen. Found close to Catocala, maybe C.unijuga, but a little diff. Also dont see that its this far south on maps.  Ours has sharper white markings at bottom of wings This looks most like it.
C Ilia
Or C Faustina

Crochet stitch - Linen or Moss?

  This was a nice demo on making a moss stitch, which with different colors yarns or in 1 yarn, is very striking.  Its labeled Moss but I learned it as Linen I believe.

  picture is from the websites video