frozen fairy farts

Thank you all for having my back, taking the time to send your condolences to me on my family losses.  I’m embarrassed to admit, I tried to reply to each of you, but then I found that I got really emotional, and just couldn’t.  So please accept my thank you for your kindness.

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cool crops frosty drops

A few weeks back I planted some cool weather crops in a few pots.

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 Never did I think it was going to get so cold, so quickly.

Sad droopy spinach and lettuce.

frosty spinach

frosty spinach

frosty wilted lettuce

frosty wilted lettuce

Now, I want to be perfectly clear – I said I would not complain this winter about the cold weather.

So this isn’t a complaint, I’m just saying it sucks.

Excuse me, it really breaks my heart that my crops probably won’t produce.

So how about a few beautiful shinning photos of frost.

Frosty drops

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yes, I was crawling around on the ground in my fuzzy bathrobe and slippers taking these photos.  It was all I could do to get up off the ground.

So I moved on to my car where the ice crystals looked like feather magic.

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These are on the side of my car – which is black although it looks blue here.

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I think this one looks like shooting stars in the sky.

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I know, I got a little carried away, but how could I not, with such magic?

See you later, Bye!

Kim

what does the woolly bear say

I’ve heard woolly bear caterpillar winter weather predictions, for as long as I can remember.

I’ve heard tales like, the more black, the harder the winter will be, and if you see them crossing the road the winter will be hard.

Even if you don’t believe, I think there is something about folklore that just kinda warms the heart, don’t you think?

I have to admit though that until today, I never bothered to find out that woolly bears are  Pyrrharctia isabella (Isabella Moth)

I found this one moseying among the weeds in the pepper garden.

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Look at those feet! – Okay I’m sure that isn’t the proper term.

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The color is amazing

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According to The Farmers Almanac the weather predicting folklore of these beauties was made famous in 1948 by Dr. C.H. Curran.  Read more here.

Did you grow up hearing Wooly Bear Folklore?

See you later, Bye!

Kim

squash or one-eyed squid

Macro Monday – squash

I  attach my favorite macro lens and head out to the garden.

Our squash plants are finally putting on a good show.

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Do you see it?

squid

I see plants that resemble underwater oddities.  You know deep ocean intricacies.

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octopus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oh and those wicked thorny hairs.

Is that squash or a sea urchin?

sea urchin

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Beware of the white fury monster that lurks behind the leaves.

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In a day or two my plate will be full with one-eyed squid.

Yum!

See you later, Bye!

Kim