Back Home in Indiana
Hark, is that a Jim Nabors' song I hear?
it is nice to be back in Indiana.
just try it some time.
I dare ya.
Okay, so I got lucky twice in one year.
I doubt I'd ever get that lucky again.
in an aisle full of fireworks..
A bit of background information:
this entire county is smoke-free.
Tobacco-loving people beware.
So why were these signs deemed necessary?
back to the pretty sunsets.
What? We don't need any better words than that.
these are the blooms of the blackberry lily.
In our neck of the woods they act as annuals,
but I hear that they are perennials further south.
Lucky you people.
here we get to be surprised when we find where these delightful plants
have decided to pop up each year.
This elusive creature is the hummingbird moth.
It is often mistaken for a hummingbird.This is a portulaca bloom.
It is an annual.
It is also known as a moss rose.
As one might guess from looking at the plant,
it is a succulent,
meaning that it can hold on to water for a while.
Moss roses only bloom in bright sunlight.
They don't seem to find the need to bloom on cloudy days.
I can relate to that.
These beautiful creatures just don't want to sit still long enough
so that we mere humans can get a clear picture of them.
This may or may not be a black swallowtail butterfly.
It's hard to say as I haven't been able to get one of
these fine creatures to sit still for a portrait.
one should always take a fan out on the deck.