Monday, August 22, 2016

Cicadas 1

You know it's August when the bugs I assume to be cicadas are buzzing away in full force. As a kid I'd hear the noise and look up to see what it was but would never see anything. The only thing I could come up with was electricity coursing through the wires. Dale and I found what is either this bugs skin or exoskeleton. I need to find an entomologist to confirm my theories.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Cicadas 2

Athena and I ran into what I think is a cicada. I'm assuming this bug is about to shed its skin.
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Cicadas 3

Athena watches the bug with a great deal of interest.
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Monday, August 1, 2016

August 1

August has arrived. It is my favorite month. My birthday is in August but I love it for more than that. By August I've been on vacation for about 7 weeks and am feeling quite a bit more relaxed than was the case in June and most of July. Dale is back for good from  Madeline Island and it is always better when he is around. The Minnesota State Fair is in August and I'm ready to be excited about it!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tiger Lilies


Our tiger lilies consistently bloom later than all the other ones I see around town. Not sure why. Anyway, this is the first one to flower in our garden.

July Planting 1

Don't know that I've waited until July for my first venture to Bachman's to buy plants. There wasn't much left in the way of annuals but I found some nice perennials.  The plant on the left with the yellow flowers is called rudbeckia or Denver daisy. The red flowers on the right belong to a plant called gaillardia or Arizona red shades.