Nature

Teasel

Was just going through some of the photos taken in 2015 and came across this one that I never posted.

Teasel

Teasel

Had to share it. Although considered a weed (and even invasive), this plant has a certain beauty about it.

Teasel. Dipsacus. Dried flower heads were once used as a natural comb in the textile industry. Serves as a source of winter feed for finches.

Aggressive looking with its thorns, yet lovely with its flower.

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Hornworms

I posted these on Facebook, but I had to share on the blog, too. Came across these colorful hornworms while weeding carrots. Anyone know what they are? Seems they are some sort of Sphinx or Hummingbird moths, but I found nothing specific.

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Pasture walk

It’s a lovely day for a pasture walk (besides, the dogs are revved up).

We tried to sneak up on this… 

 no, not the dead tree, but a red tailed hawk that was perched at the end of the tallest branch. The hawk took flight and is the tiny brown thing on the right just above the tree line.

Here is why I couldn’t get closer for a better picture… 

 these two clodhoppers full sprint up the hill.  Puppies do love their pasture walks.