Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ladybugs and sprouting ryegrass

Looks like the winter rye is beginning to try and sprout.  We have had a couple sunny days and mild temperatures- it has been very pleasant actually.  Last week i was certain that summer was totally over and it was going to be 30 degrees or lower for the rest of the year. I do love winter, but i like having a real Autumn with cool temps and fresh breezes, not mushy, moldy cold and damp gray skies.

Since i'm blogging, i notice i am starting to take pics of things i normally probably wouldn't bother with. Not sure if it is anywhere near as interesting to see the pics as it is to take them,  but this is just as much a journal as it is a blog, so if i have an audience at all,  you poor souls are just along for the ride!

here's the Sprouting Ryegrass pics.  You can see the germ swelling and a teensy bit of blade starting to emerge from the seed:


While i was out, i noticed the warm & sunny day was moving other things as well.


Lots of them.  Not 100's or 1,000's....  but quite a few.  They are the Asiatic ones,  the imports that swarm, stink and sometimes get agressive.


This camera does not do macro shots very well.... or is it Operator Incompetence ?