Saturday, January 22, 2011

Dead stuff, some colors and a SURPRISE

 Awhile ago, I tried out my macro lens, and it works fine. Around our Wildscape, I found a lot of dead stuff, like the coneflowers that have gone to seed (above) and fragrant mistflower (below).

I also found the agarita very green, which was lovely....
 
 ...and the coralberry with beautiful magenta fruit!
Most surprising, though, was finding TWO Gulf fritillary caterpillars, ALIVE, munching on a wilted passionflower vine....I was amazed!
 

6 comments:

John S. Mead said...

Wow... have you been pretty mild of temperature down there? We've had several tough cold snaps her ein the DFW area this winter. Thanks for sharing!

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Yes fairly mild but cold. We're ready for some real warm and spring! Bet y'all are, too!

John S. Mead said...

TotallY! I enjoy your blog & have added you to my blog roll!

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Thank you so much, John! I'm honored!

mkircus said...

Those little caterpillars are tough. I made some cuttings of my butterfly weed in August and planted it in my friend's Galveston, Texas garden in September. In December, they started blooming and we found Monarch caterpillars on them early in January. It has gotten down to the mid-thirties there but hasn't frozen.

I'm hoping to get a trellis made for our Passion Flower Vines here at Anahuac NWR.

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Wow, I had no clue that caterpillars can be "year around!" And show me a pic of your trellis when you get it done. Cool.

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