Just one of several blooms from the Trillium--the girls planted them when they were still home and still in school. I am not sure if it is the one called Toadshade or if it is the Prairie Trillium. I like to think it is the Prairie Trillium because we live in West Central Indiana.
In reading I also learned that Trillium is called Wake Robin...I had always heard of Wake Robin but had never thought to look it up.
Another plant that the girls planted for me when they were young were these:
Virginia Bluebells. These are a bit past their prime, but you can tell that they are really beautiful.
First of all, Lorelei found a new baby. Well, she or her mom. I did not ask who found it, they both are always looking for creatures. She did not like leaving it behind. When she spends nights here in warm weather, we check out back to see if Toadie has come out or not. It is always a thrill when s/he has.
Now, next, do you see what I see?
She did not find very many, but I would be happy to be out where I could find even one!
This has been posted before...but before I was blogfriends with a lot of you. It was taken several years ago...I think in 2010.
We have been over at our daughter's in St. Louis, dogsitting. Just got in late this evening. I took everything but the kitchen sink....thinking we were going to have both warm and cold weather. It turns out, we only had cold, though it was warm today. We even saw some snow on Saturday morn! Not for long, and it was already so wet from rain that it did not lay. Anyway, most things have been put away with at least one load of clothes waiting to be washed.
I will try to get back on schedule and get visiting done over the next day or two.
I ran an errand today, and when I came back home, I saw this....I quickly grabbed my camera. I first took a couple through the windshield in case it flew when I opened the door. Lucky me, it stayed.
It was a good thing it stayed because the one through the windshield were not good. There are always a few morning doves around here, but I seldom get the opportunity to be close enough to get a decent shot like these.
First of all a few pics of Lorelei with a Luna moth...I think her mom found it where she works. The place she works is at the edge of town and the woods are near her. She is always finding something there...and if she don't find it, someone else will see something and tell her. They know how she and Lorelei loves things like this....well, I do too.
You might want to click to expand the view.
You got to admit that they are both beauties!
Next we have this little guy...she actually had several on her hand at one point.
I am not sure what these are called...
And here she has another treasure...she did let it go before we left.
These shots are from last week out at the strip pits..
When Sarah, Lorelei and I were visiting my other daughter, her condos she lived at was built around these little ponds that had coots, turtles, and frogs...plus I think sometimes there were a pair of mallards. Sarah and Lorelei stopped and got some kind of food for the coots.
There was a walking path all around the pond...and
any time this one coot heard Lorelei's voice here it came and followed
us all around. It didn't come till it heard her voice. And just the one would follow her all around. At least I always assumed it was the same one.