Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Moth Heart (No, Not The Playwright With A Lisp...)

Still slacking off here.

Coming soon: gruesome life-and-death struggles in the suburban backyard paradise.

Until then, this one's for Clytie!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Easier On The Eyes

I apologize for flaking out and leaving that giant spider up for weeks as the only thing to greet you, my welcome visitors. While I will continue to flake out for a few days, until I drum up something to say or show, let me post a prettier placeholder here. Normally, I bore you all with Latin names, but honestly, I just plain forget what this is. It's not a daisy. I bought it in the spring at the nursery; I think it's a perennial, the flower petals are rosy, purple, blue or white, all on the same plant, and the centers are all this great navy-blue.

Oh, wait! I found out. It's an osteospermum, probably the cultivar "Passion Mix." Should be perennial. Anyway, it's very pretty all season long here in zone 7; I recommend it.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

It's Giant Spider Season

Late summer brings out webworld's big boys! Thanks to Ken for the scale-providing half dollar.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Key West Final (People and Other Critters Edition)

The streets were lively at night; this man had music playing as he cruised the main drag:

Oh, Peter, you should have gotten a teaching license to fall back on...
Michael and Alex with a stormtrooper:
We also saw some pretty strange sights during the day.
This is a conch eye:
and this was the spider that changed my mind about walking down that particular "nature trail;"