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Monday, April 27, 2009

Bloom Of The Day........some strange stuff...

http://floridabackyard.org is doing a Bloom Of The Day........just playing along. Here is my first Bunny Tail Plume.......I hate Skinks.........before
after.......my husband's a good shot! Yes, I know they eat all types of insects......but they hang out on our front porch and are making babies like crazy.

My Oak Tree is bleeding out....................

any ideas? My husband has been saying for several years now that this tree has to be cut down..
Sad to me.
Here's my unidentified bird again........Mississippi Kite????

I promise to drop by and visit all of you at least by Wednesday..........busy, busy around here!!

14 comments:

tina said...

Hi Darla, Eww on the tree. Not sure the issue. I agree with you those skinks sure multiply but I like them here. My cat likes them too. If you want to keep the population down-that's the way to go! She kills at least one per day. It is something. I find the carcesses in her little spot where she hoards them. Funny huh? The bunnytail sure looks like one!

cherry said...

Skinks !! We have them all over, I try to remember they do more good then harm but sometimes they scare the poo out of me..lol
stop by my blog I have a gift for you .
hugs, Cherry

Dirt Princess said...

Wonder what is wrong with the tree? Weird. I have a lot of skinks, they eat mosquitos, so they can stay around.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Darla, Your bunny tail is so cute. I have some just sprouting. Talk about quick sprouting. They pop up the minute the water hits them.

Don't know about the oak. Doesn't look good, some kind of canker?
Marnie

Dorothy said...

Hi Darla,
I think you bird is in the Kite family. He looks very much like the Mississippi Kite, which has more white on its head. What about your hurt finger?

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Love the bunny tail, I've never seen them before. The bird really is neat I hope you can get it identified.

Darla said...

Dorothy: that is the blood out of the tree!

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla~~ Sorry about the tree but it might be time to say goodbye.

This is the first time in my entire life I have ever laid eyes on a skink. They look like a combination of slug, snake and lizard. They must be one of the "blessings" of living in a perpetually warm climate. Interesting.

Love your bunny tail. Hope someone can ID the bird. I'm clueless.

Leedra said...

You are so upset about the tree that you are bleeding???

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perennialgardener said...

I like the interesting bloom on your bunny tail. :) Sorry about that tree, such a shame when a mature tree develops a problem. My cat would be in heaven chasing those skinks, I think Spaz the terrier would too, lol. :)

Susie said...

I've never seen a skink around here. I'll have to look harder when I am out in the garden.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, Sorry about your big tree... I hate to lose them when they have been around so long.

Neither George nor I have ever heard of a skink before. We have lizards and/or chameleons---but no skinks.

Don't be too busy... We miss you when you are not around...
Hugs,
Betsy

bennie and patsy said...

Sorry about the big tree. I have not seen bunny tail before. Will it grow in Arkansas? We are zone 8.

fishing guy said...

Darla: Love your bunny tail, they are easier to get a photo then the real thing. Congrats to hubby on the shot, that will teach it to go slinking around. Oh, I thought it was a slink.