Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Stuff in My Yard

I am stuck at home for the most part right now, as the brakes went out on my car. Let me tell you, when you're coming around a sharp curve and suddenly have no brakes...well, it's a scary thing. At least I was close enough to home to get the car into the driveway.

So, I went out into the yard today with camera in hand to see what I could find.

Muffin has several "nests" around the yard. I found this one when I went to attach my squirrel feeder to the maple tree. There she was hiding out at the base of the tree. She nearly blends in with the bark.

Looked outside the window and saw all these little bugs flying around the yard. Yep, it's that time of year again. Lady Bug Season is now in full swing. My laundry room, which is pretty much a closed in porch, is crawling with them. I don't mind them too much. It's just something you have to deal with when you live up here. (I wonder, do Lady Bugs bite? I swear one bit me today.)

Look closely. How many Lady Bugs do you see?

I love living up here. Always something new to see....


Vicki Lane said...

Yep, it is indeed ladybug time. And they do bite -- not everyone, not always. They seem to find some people tastier than others.

Great picture of the cat!

Susan M. Bell said...

So, ladybugs do bite. Glad to know I'm not going crazy. With my luck I'm allergic or something. :-}

Thanks. Muffin is very photogenic. I think it has something to do with the breed (Tortie) since Face is the same way.

richard said...

There is a show here called Califonia's Goldmines with Hugh Housner.It features places to visit and interesting things here.A few weeks back he had a show on ladybugs.The location was not revealed but he went there with a ladybug farmer.Can't remember them saying they bite but they went farming and literally filled bags with them.you could scoop them up by the handfuls.anyway they sell them for people to let loose in their flower beds and/or gardens here.They are good to eat the things we dont need to inhibit greenery growth.

Susan M. Bell said...

Yeah, ladybugs are great, especially for getting rid of the aphids that eat roses. I think that's now they got so prevalent up here - people kept bringing them up for pest control, and they ended up becoming a bit of a pest.