Doodads — pics from the week

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20220615_140906 resized yellow peony blooming
Remember those bargain peonies I bought a year or two ago? The yellow one is blooming.
20220615_093139 (3) resized bluebird on fence by birdhouse
The shy and elusive bluebird. Not a great shot, but I got him by his house.
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first dianthus of the season
20220615_140214 (2) strange looking big bug
this strange bug was in the carport. A good 3″ or more. Anybody know what it is?

Looking at a web page, it might be a Dobson fly

20220615_004948 (2) resized strawberry moon at midnight
Full moon, Strawberry Moon, Tues-Weds after midnight. Wish I had a better camera.
20220615_005007 resized strawberry moon at midnight 2
another shot of the strawberry moon on 6/14/22
20220612_143615 resized delicata squash plants
The delicata squash seedlings are fluorishing. Pic taken on 6/12
20220602_155208 (2) great blue heron
great blue heron hunting. This was taken at my mom’s recently (same time I took the video I posted before.)
20220601_145250 (2) brown thrasher
The brown thrasher who has been hanging out here. This is a good-sized bird, bigger than a robin. This pic doesn’t do it justice.
20220616_122440 new watergarden plant resized
new plant from the wetlands package I won that still hasn’t been planted.

32 Comments Add yours

  1. what abundance. (being a pessimist, i like that the bluebird remains ellusive)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Elusive is best when it comes to humans, which makes me a pessimist also. Glad you liked the pics.

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  2. The vibrancy of the red and pink flower. 😍

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I know! And they smell like cinnamon ❀

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      1. Oh, wow! And who doesn’t love the smell of cinnamon? it would be just lovely if the smell meant that the petals are edible. πŸ€žπŸ˜‹πŸ€ž

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Gia, you’re brilliant. Looky here:
          “The petals of the Dianthus flowers are edible when grown organically, and often crystallized with sugar and used for decorating cakes.” Yes! Next time I have a salad…

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          1. That’s excellent! πŸ˜€ Thanks for looking that up and sharing. I’m going to have to find a way to try it at some point. Hopefully my memory will be so good that I smile as I remember where I first heard of the Dianthus being edible. 😁🀞

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  3. ghostmmnc says:

    Love the peony! Glad it’s bloomed out. I sure don’t know what that large bug is. Very strange looking! πŸ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, first time ever having a yellow one. Never saw a bug like that before (and hope I never do again!)

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  4. memadtwo says:

    I really like the embossed wing of that beetle. And everything is growing so beautifully. I saw a brown thrasher just outside my window a few residences ago. You are right, they are large birds! I had to look it up since I had never seen one before. The moon woke me up several times this week and I got some photos but I haven’t downloaded them yet to see if they are any good. Looks like a good week! (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I agree on the bug wing and am glad it sat still for me to take its pic. Neat you’ve seen brown thrashers. First time ever having one around here. Yes the moon has been like a spotlight. The anti-black hole. It was and tomorrow I see the kids and my grandbaby πŸ™‚

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  5. Sadje says:

    Very nice pics. I missed talking the picture of the full moon though I saw it twice.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you. I was up and getting ready to go to bed after midnight and when I was shutting the blinds I saw it shining at me and ran out there on impulse (after putting my shoes on.) It was SO pretty out there and nice and warm, I wanted to stay outside with the moon.

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      1. Sadje says:

        It was very pretty!

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  6. Nice pics. That bug does look a bit scary! πŸ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you. You couldn’t see in the pic but this thing has a body like a big moth. It was right outside my door in the carport. It stayed put so I was a happy camper. Was afraid it would start flying as I took the pic.

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  7. Dale says:

    Lovely recap!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dale.

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      1. Dale says:

        You’re welcome

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  8. jegoldie says:

    I think it looks like a fishfly or dobson fly.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jen, I just went out and looked at fishfly. I agree, it has features of both!

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      1. jegoldie says:

        You’re lucky you only have one. They’re known for swarming by the thousands LOL Sorry ….I hope I’m wrong.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          ACK!!!!!!!!!! I’ve seen dayflies swarm like that. Hoping this one is an isolated visitor πŸ™‚

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          1. jegoldie says:

            A baseball game in Windsor was cancelled. Don’t worry probably just a passerby. πŸ™‚

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  9. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Great picures Lisa…I like the dianthus a lot

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max. I got some great ones today out on the family walk also.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        Hope you had a good day Lisa…

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  10. I see that you’re putting your Master Gardener skills to work! Fantastic! I am hoping to be this successful! 🌞

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Lisa. It’s a labor of love ❀

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