Today, tomorrow, yesterday & next year!

Today, tomorrow, yesterday and next year are all in the above photos. See upper right over opening morning glory to find the swirling bud waiting to unfurl tomorrow and the¬† red dot remainder of yesterday’s collapsed blossom. Right hand photo shows the seed pod that will soon burst and drop it’s treasures to the ground where they will spend the winter waiting to feel the spring sun’s call.


Follow the sunset as it heads south in the winter!

Sunset 10-18-17

There is a little black finger sticking out on the left side of the horizon line above that marks the sun’s last stop on it’s southward journey on 12/21, the winter solstice. It is getting close! It’s still warm here in the mid-Atlantic but pretty soon we’ll all want to join the sun and head south!

Nobody’s perfect…

Leaf colors

Maple leaves are a special treat in the mid-Atlantic. This one is all mixed up! Craft suggestion: Start collecting the best colors now and press them in a book. They will make beautiful decorations on your Thanksgiving table. I even stuck them and some wonderful  Sweet Gum stars on a big cactus to turn it into our Christmas tree many years ago.

4-Leaf Clover substitute!

flower field sorrel 6 petal

Instead of finding a 4-leaf clover I found a 6-petal sorrel blossom! I’ve never seen a 6-petal sorrel before!!!

Not sure if this is called field sorrel or wood sorrel. AKA oxalis. Wild edible weed. Lemony flavored shamrock-like leaves. Flowers good too.