A chair Justin recovered in leather. Isn't it scrumptious?
Pine Sawflies that ruined our pine shrub. Aren't they gross? They move in synchronization, all wiggling at the same time. They don't eat new growth, so technically, our pine shrub isn't ruined, just ugly. Annoying things.
This is another pest. Red lily beetles. They will eat the lily plant entirely. Hand picking them off the plants and checking for eggs is the best control, so I check over my plants when I come back from my walk in the morning.
These are the eggs of the beetle, on the underside of the leaf.
I have a jar filled with soapy water that I dump the leaves and beetles in. The other day I had a jar of salad dressing next to it and almost grabbed the wrong one to sprinkle on my salad. Needless to say, I moved the beetle jar far away.
A snapper laying eggs
Owen, instructing Tori in the way she must go in regard to hay.
Tori, unmoved, talking to Elsie.
Owen and friends reading his birthday card
Last week, I walked to school with the kids. Round trip it is 5 and a half miles, so I probably won't do it again, since that is a long time to expect the kids to be content in a jogging stroller, but it was fun.
Creek on Gale Road
Magnificently large maple tree
Wild grape leaves and flowers
The Gale Road house. My Aunt and Uncle used to own this house. It was is marvelous shape then, but has since descended into disrepair. It holds a lot of memories just the same.
I love my zoom lens
Red winged blackbird
Some neighbors have this incredibly vivid pink tree. It doesn't look that vivid here, but it was.