One of my favorite lavenders for length of bloom time is Lavandula pinnata buchii. It blooms many of the months of the year here, partly I think, because it has lived next to the potted Meyer lemon for a number of years. The lemon is protected on the coldest winter nights with piazza lights and I am quite sure they have played a part in the bloomingness of this lavender. I have now moved the lemon and am wondering how the lavender will fare this winter. So I potted up 7 starts just in case of disaster. Of course, I have nowhere to put 7 lavenders that want to be 4 feet by 4 feet but I started them just because I wanted to be safe.
This caterpillar made a lightweight cocoon on a bike wheel. On the tread. Some would say I should let nature take its course but I have moved it to a jar, just because I want to see what, if it survives, comes out of that cocoon.
This little unknown cucurbit is a result of my low heat method (as in lazy pile it up and leave it) of composting. Probably a pumpkin, take a look at the big leaves in the next photo, I let one out of the 20 or so plants survive just because I was curious what I would get. Even if it is weird and inedible.
Coriander has dried and been collected. I wanted the cilantro but am not so sure I will use the coriander. I may simply save it to plant next fall but collected it just because it was there.
This black widow and possibly her mate/potential meal were collected last week in a little magnifier jar. I tell people that if they'd like to see a black widow give me 15 minutes and I'll find one. Black Widow Central...that's us. I popped it in the jar just because I think everyone who lives near here should know what they look like. The day care kids thought it was great and I'm happy they've seen a REAL black widow and not just a photo. Just because I think their safety is pretty important.