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Friday, 5 June 2009

Hodge Podge Friday

This Hodge Podge Friday is spread out over a few days .. too many pictures and too hard to decide which ones .. so a slew ? of this and that and me right here in this picture .. I love the way the sun reflects, so what the heck eh ?
Sorry but I just had to do it again because the light shimmering from this goatsbeard is so pretty. This is going to be a gorgeous showing from this very under rated plant. Even when the flower heads have lost their white beauty, they turn a wheat colour with the seed head and I usually keep them because they are also beautiful to me !
Penny Peony is ready to burst .. almost past its due date and I have to keep checking her .. to see if she has gone into labor finally and brought forth her gorgeous blooms.
My diving frog sets off this morning glow against the fence ..
Now here is the mystery creature in my garden (I'm sure there are so many more it would freak me out .. lets not go there ?) .. can anyone tell me what this guy is leading to in a moth or butterfly nature hopefully ??
Yes .. I have to have a bit of "Jack" in here as the blooms are beginning to fade.
I just love this black viola set off with the dicentra and Gold Creeping Jenny .. small but beautiful ?
Yes .. another dawn with a wispy morning sky.
Sun rays .. bouncing around .. ready to jump start my day ? (that and a gallon of coffee might do the job ?)
My little guy deep in thought, finally back where he is supposed to be .. but he is also keeping an eye on Mista G too !
Finally an amazing couple of shots I noticed between 6:30 and 7 PM a few evenings ago ... this jet was going so fast I had to be very quick to get the pictures .. now how often do you see something like this ?
Does anyone know the lyrics to "Fly Me To The Moon" ?? hum along NOW ! .. make sure the windows and doors are closed though !!

17 comments:

Crafty Gardener said...

Your mystery creature looks like a tent caterpillar ... no matter how cute they look, I would get rid of it before it makes its tent in a tree.

CiNdEe said...

Everything lookin' good!!!! Do you stake your peony? I did but it was not enough and it fell over anyhow. Next year I am going to get a better "cage" for it. The blooms were massive and to heavy to be held up.
Guess what? It is raining here!! Its a miracle!! I am soooooooo excited!!!! It rained all night and today too! Not sure how much but there were puddles!
Not sure on caterpillar. Looks like tent caterpillar but not sure.
http://www.whatsthiscaterpillar.co.uk/america/hairy.htm

Rosemary said...

I believe your caterpillar is a tent caterpillar.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi There Linda ... Holy CRAP ! I better check what tree it might have fallen from and set the hose on BLAST if I can't reach it ... thanks girl !

Cindee !!! that is great news with the rain .. I know you guys really need it there : ) We are in for rain in another day or two .. perfect timing since everything can use it about now too : )
This is my first peony .. I have used hoops to get Lady-in-Red fern up into a vase shape .. but didn't think to "hoop" Penny .. I'll try and find one before she bursts !!

Rosemary : ) Thank you for the ID ! It gives me the creepy crawlies when I read your link to the information .. I appreciate it very much since I'm not a good source when it comes to BUGS ... eeuuuwwww !! haha

donna said...

The black viola with the gold creeping jenny looks great together. Can't help you with the "creature"; can't find my Mystery Creature Identification Book. The sky, the jet, the moon...Wow!....what a photo.

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

I don't remember the garden bed you have below the peonies. Wow, that is bursting with color !
And look at you...you even caught a jet going by while taking a pic of the early morning moon( moon right?). Way to go !!

perennialgardener said...

Everythings looking great Joy (this is my 3rd try at commenting). Can't wait to see the Peony blooms open. :)

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hey there Donna !
Thank you girl : ).. the mystery creature is one of those ghastly tent caterpillars .. so I have to be on the look out for that one.
It was such a fluke to get those pictures with the moon and jet ... I was laughing because the jet was going so fast ; )

Patsi girl .. the bed you see is on the other side of the garden .. and waiting for Penny peony is driving me nuts ! I want to see the flowers so badly !! haha
This moon was an early evening moon .. and having the two things together was such a fluke it was amazing !

Racquel .. I wonder what the problem is with leaving comments .. some one else said they had a hard time too .. now for me to figure out what the problem is .. well, that would be a miracle ! haha

Gail said...

HI ~~I shouldn't be trying to comment this late...I am sure not to make sense! In fact I am going to say hello and goodnight! I'll be by tomorrow to visit~ gail

GardenJoy4Me said...

Gail girl .. you are over tired from all the activity you have been through .. don't worry about it .. I am lagging behind in posting because I am beat as well .. makes good sense not to comment or post when we are totally BLAH ! haha

Water Roots said...

Looking good Joy! Your garden is blooming with colour and your photos are awesome! All is super-appealing, well, except for that soon-to-be-moth thing…but I’ve no doubt you’ll hunt it down!

Your digital photos are really nice. May I ask what kind of camera you have? Eventually I’d like to replace the one we have.

[Clears throat…]

Fly me to the moon
Let me sing among those stars
Let me see what spring is like
On jupiter and mars

La la la la la...

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hey Martha .. I am writing an e-mail right now for you !
You were the only one that came through with some lyrics girl ! haha

tina said...

Ditto on the tent caterpillar. Squish it right away. Urgh!

I too have goatsbeard! Another plant we have in common. I'm going to post a picture on an update post, one of these days. That baby is like 5 feet tall and wide. It only took 5 years:) I guess one year for each foot.

Your deck looks great with the light shining on it.

Roses and stuff said...

Hi Joy, I think caterpillars are fascinating creatures - I keep wondering how they know which leg to move...
Katarina

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hey Tina .. Thanks girl ! .. I love my goatsbeard ..I have it in two places to act as a foil against darker foliage and for my Purple Flame Grass .. do you have Korean goatsbeard ? .. it is a cutie !

Hi Katarina .. now you have me thinking "how do they know?" too ! LOL .. they are curious creatures indeed !

kissedbytherose said...

I love your photos's and I especially love your little guy (gargoyle). Since I happened on your blog a few days ago I've tried finding one online without success. Today I was fortunate enough to find a "cousin" yet not as nice as yours. Do you mind sharing with me where you found yours? Thanks!!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hello there kissedbytherose !
I went back to see how you were doing with your blog and you are still in "pause" mode girl ! haha
My gargoyles .. they came from either Zellers, Wal-Mart .. but quite a few years ago and I have been on the look out for more but I have not seen anything yet for some reason .. I haven't looked on line .. I just go each Spring to these stores and take the luck of the draw with them .. hope you find one that is perfect for you soon ! Post a picture of the one you did see ?