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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Some Things I Enjoyed Today!

It seemed the sky was forever changing this evening and I loved it. Soon tropical storm Fay is supposed to be here wonder if I can get any good sky pictures from that. Enjoy!

A Rose is a Rose is a Rose, I know.

I know, everyone has Elephant Ears. This one sat on our front porch in the sun, no dirt, no water for about 2 weeks 3 years ago, now we have them all in the back of our woods.

HOT Rooster Spurs, makes great hot sauce!

Chocolate Mint blooming, first for me I usually keep it pruned, the Peppermint has the same bloom and looks like the Kentucky Colonel will too, let you know.

Yuck! It's a Skink, they are pretty, but they startle me all the time.

This Celosia bloom got wide, they are usually tall and thin like the others in the picture.

Critter on the wagon handle........

A white Dianthus, if you click on the photo you might be able to see the purple in the middle.

My favorite color Dianthus, (sweet william).

A moth on the Coneflower? Or could it be a butterfly? Probably a moth.

A little Dahila peeking through all the foliage.


Dorkys R. said...

Hi Darla,

Just looking through your pics and I wanted to say they look great! I'm a big nature lover myself and only wish I could surround myself with trees and flowers more often :)

Darla said...

Thanks come back and visit anytime, I take pictures for fun and I really enjoy the blog stuff.

Peek-A-Boo Street said...

just passing through and seen your blog. I love your pic's especially with the water drops on the flower pedals. I never seen or heard of a skink. I never heard of chocalate mint either. Bet it tastes good. What would you use it for?

Valerie said...

I love your pictures. They are just beautiful. I would love to have your hot sauce recipe. I am suppose to get some hot peppers next week. I think we are going to the lake this weekend.

Darla said...

I just heat up apple cider vinegar, stuff the peppers in a pepper sauce jar pour the hot vinegar over the peppers, sometimes a sprinkle of salt, if you want it real hot a couple drops of olive oil, shake and let it sit. The longer on the shelf the hotter.

Darla said...

The skinks we get here grow large and as they mature they turn a copper color, they eat insects. Chocolate mint can be used like any herb. Dried and used in baking, fresh leaves in water or tea, my girls just pluck the leaves and pop it in their mouths. Better than altoids!

Leedra said...

The dahila is gorgeous. My favorite is the grasshopper on the wagon handle. You are at the correct angle there, looks like a framing photo to me.

Darla said...

I love your photo tips and encouragement, are you a teacher?

Peek-A-Boo Street said...

Wow that sounds yummy with the chocolate mint in water or tea. I'll be sure to have to look for that up here in Michigan come next spring.

Dorothy said...

Hi Darla,

I like your blog and your pictures and I invite you to come over and look at mine. The 'moth' is actually a Silver Spotted Skipper. I posted one and someone told me that's what it was. I love the Butterflies, flowers, birds and all of God's beautiful creation!

Darla said...

Thank you Dorothy, I will make a note of it, Leedra has also helped me with identifying butterflies, I actually went to the book store this morning and purchased a butterfly and moth book. With the tropical storm (Fay) pounding us I haven't had a chance to look at it too much. I have been filling jugs with water, just to be safe. With children you need water.

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