Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hot! Hot! Hot!

Second day of Joe Pye weed, it's so much brighter in the sun! 

And so was this little girl, just behind it. 

Getting ready for her second hatch, I think. 

These little birds are so fascinating to watch, bouncing on the top of the plants. 

There was a new dragonfly today... and if you click on this picture and 
biggify it, you'll see that those gossamer wings are shot with gold. 

An admin with whom I worked at Bayer Animal Health has passed away this morning due to Parkinson's disease.  She was my age... and this is so very sad to me.  She was a very nice lady, who adored her husband and family. 

Rest in peace, Linda. 

This (haying) has finally started here... and now we are expecting severe storms tomorrow night. 

Big bales are starting to appear in the fields. 

I had to laugh as we drove home in the heat... because look who has joined the tail swinging line in the pond! 

The other babies were sleeping in the high grass in the shade. 

Here's another crop that's doing well all around us. 

And I leave you with a mystery I am still trying to figure out.  

About five days ago, a garden appeared out of no where on a piece of flat ground by the road that I drive down several times a day.  That is a high hedge behind it... and the house sits back there at the end of a drive.  I THINK the person tilled rows in the grass... I saw a little tiller standing there one day. 

However... these plants you see and about a hundred others (it's BIG) appeared one day where there were none before.  Are the back rows trees?  I thought at first it was tomatoes and peppers, but I think now I am wrong.  I am hoping to see the person whom I saw once tending to them, and I am going to stop and ask because I'm NOSY.  


  1. Beautiful photos!
    So sorry about your friend!

  2. So very sorry to hear about the death of your friend. May she rest in peace. That mystery garden is just that. I can't tell at all what those plants might be. Hope you do find out. Take care in the heat.

  3. Sorry about the loss of your friend.

    They must have had them in buckets or in a green house. The back plants do look like tomatoes to me. The front plants look like okra or eggplant from the leaves.

    Hope you see them so that you can solve the mystery.

  4. We are also sorry to read about your friend, that was a perfect picture for her wasn't it. Those plants look like baby caster bean plants, although why anyone would grow those is beside me......I wonder what they are and how they appeared so fast?? aliens maybe??
    stella rose

  5. I sure do enjoy the summer but not the extreme heat!
    Blessings and prayers for your friend and her family.

    M : )

  6. Hot and humid here and we don't even get humidity
    Lily & Edward

  7. Sad to hear about your former co-worker. Some of us are at the age where we lose too many friends and family :(

    Pulled your picture up and enlarged it. I'm not a vegetable gardener, but I'm fairly certain there is at least a row of tomatoes in there.

  8. Really tall plants in the back look like fruit trees, there are tomato plants next and I think maybe peppers or eggplants(the dark green). Hope you find out the rest and let us know.

    Sarah T

    1. Sarah T, I think those are fruit trees, too. The neighbors are going to think I'm plotting something since I slow down every day when I go by this garden!

  9. Mary Ann,

    Yes it's!!! Expecting rain this weekend, and cooler temperatures.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your friend.

    Beautiful animal pictures!!!


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