Sunday, September 30, 2007

pumpkin update

The ghost pumpkin hasn't grown much more in size than it had last time, but is taking on an interesting color pattern, that i'm not sure you can see here. I'll probably harvest it soon, so it doesn't go bad on the vine, but i'm never sure when is the best time to with them.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

pretty storm clouds

This was taken a few days ago as a storm was about to come into town. There were two layers of clouds moving in different directions, and it was very pretty, although kind of scary. Later that day there were some pretty strong winds and storms that came through.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hornet (or Wasp?)

I saw this hornet or wasp between my patio door and the storm door and found it turned out kind of neat. It was walking on the opposite side of glass as the grasshopper in the other post, and was about as big, the length of one of my fingers.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


This is a grasshopper (not sure about the technical name for them) that was on my patio door slowly walking up it yesterday. I've been wanting to get a picture of one all summer, but whenever i got near them they would fly away. I could almost touch this one and it didn't fly away, but the pictures i got of it up close with the macro lens didn't turn out all that great. He (or she) is about the length of my finger, which is pretty big i think, mostly i just see them jumping around, not so much up close.

Friday, September 14, 2007


Yesterday it hailed. I know this isn't the most exciting picture, but i heard the hail and grabbed my camera and tried to get some good shots anyway. It's been cold in the 50s with the nights getting near frost temperatures, and is feeling like fall, even though it seems a bit early when a week or two ago it was much, much warmer. If you look at the photograph, you can see splashes of the hail on the water on the deck. Please ignore the broken bird feeder. ;)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Changing colors

This caught me by surprise, one of my trees is already going into fall colors. I know it's going to be autumn in about three weeks, but it has also been over 90F the last few days, so it felt "wrong" seeing a tree change already. I do love fall and the colors, it's my second favorite season after spring but it does mean that winter is close, and that can mean a lot of snow and the problems that brings.