(Morning glory leaf on my porch, illuminated)
Well, hi there! Sorry to be absent from the blogosphere for so long, but things have been pretty busy at the Doublewide Ranch, what with houseguests and yardwork and garden tending and searching for unsuspecting souls to unload our squash and zucchini on. That was one of the nice things about having guests—–the squash disappeared a lot faster. Maybe that’s the way you could get rid of houseguests that overstay their welcome—feed them squash at every meal! *Laughs maniacally* :-)
Many thanks to those of you who wrote asking about my finger and for your kind comments on my post. The finger’s okay, I guess, though the fingernail part of the injury seems to be healing rather slowly, necessitating that I still wear a slightly bulky bandage to protect it. It didn’t help that I had a little run-in with yellow jackets while mowing last week, and they, of course, nailed me on the same hand that had the run-in with the hedgetrimmer. Thank goodness I’m right-handed.
Anyway, my typing is still a little slower and more tedious than usual, so I hope you won’t mind if I let my photos speak for me. One of the places we took our guests was to the wonderful North Carolina Arboretum. I was absolutely enchanted by these blackberry lilies we saw there. And what most enchanted me was not the flower (though it was lovely), but the delightful spiral of the spent bloom:
And the wonderful buds of the swamp hibiscus:
And the exuberant song sparrow who serenaded us when we stopped to rest:
Back at home, our chipping sparrow was looking chipper, as always:
Our goldfinch amused us by trying to take a little string for her nest:
And we were delighted by more spiral flowers in these morning glory buds:
We relished regarding this rabbit in repose:
And it was in a rare moment of repose that I was able to get this shot of a hummingbird moth on my petunias. I really like it a lot. I hope you do, too.