Everywhere I wander and everywhere I look, I find something special or fascinating on God’s green earth. Even though our earth in Furryland is mostly brown with crunchy dead
grass weeds because of the awful drought we’re in, there is still much beauty all around us. When I find something wonderful, I feel it’s absolutely necessary to capture the image forever with my camera. Here’s what I’ve seen recently:
Last week, my teen took our dog out to do her business, came back in and told me there were some gorgeous colors in the sunset. Of course, I stopped whatever I was doing and ran outside with my camera where I promptly flipped the boys’ wagon up onto its side and used it to steady my camera for this shot. We don’t live near any water, but we do get the most gorgeous sunsets.
My lantana is in full bloom and is three times the size that it was when I planted it in the spring. I do wish this was a perennial, but since it’s not, this flower is one that I plan on having in my garden every year.
This morning, my DH found an interesting spider that we’ve never seen before, so when he told me about it, I grabbed my camera and went outside to take a picture of it. This spider was on the pool cover, which was off the pool and draped over our gas grill temporarily.
It took me awhile to identify this spider because I didn’t want to believe it was what I originally thought it was (but it is); an immature female black widow. Burn this image into your brain for safety’s sake. If you ever see one of these spiders, remember what it is because the bite of a black widow can be extremely painful and dangerous (regardless of its maturity).
There are a lot of people who are afraid of and get creeped out by spiders, so I made it a thumbnail. You can click on it to see the enlarged version.
These are my FIL’s cherry tomatoes. Even though we haven’t been getting any rain, my MIL waters them on a regular basis and they’re growing and flourishing so well that they’ve got enough to share with everyone in Furryland.
My MIL’s wildflowers are also in full bloom — this is a little skipper butterfly sipping nectar from a lovely pink zinnia blossom.
And speaking of our drought, it has finally, thankfully broken! After I started writing this post, it started raining! We are finally getting a thoroughly drenching, nourishing rain storm.