Over the past week (and prior to that, too) I have left some comments that I want to elaborate on with photos. These were all made to T players/participants, so I won't provide direct links to their blogs.
First, Patty at Magpie's Nest talked about the Little Free Library a few months ago,
so I shared this photo I took in my neighborhood in early spring. This library is located three streetswest and two blocks south.
A few weeks ago Divers and Sundry also talked about a Little Free Library she found, so
I went in search of the other Little Free Library in my neighborhood. This one is three blocks east and one block south. I have to admit I love their lawn and landscaping.
Here is their Little Free Library.
Theirs was the first in my neighborhood and has been here since 2009 when I first learned about it in our local newsletter.
Last week Yvonne of Meggy's Way went to a garden center and showed some of the cute animals she saw there. If I want to see a garden center, I just visit my next door neighbor. Focus your eyes on the far end of the walkway and the "swirly" evergreen tree.
Below it is this dog my neighbor made from used and discarded metal pieces I told Yvonne about in a comment I left her.
To make sure the dog never walks away, he bolted the dog's chain in the ground, then covered it with bricks. He added the planter this spring, so he had to move the dog a bit. It's too bad, because "Rocky" deserves to be seen and enjoyed.
A couple of weeks ago I was out looking to mark off a few images/photos on my list from the Summertime Photography Challenge when I ran across this wind turbine.
Now I realize this is NOT an unusual sight to my European friends, but it IS here in the states. Wind energy has not caught on like it has especially in Europe and parts of Eurasia. As I explained to Lisca of Scrapping Cave Woman who loves turtles, while I was taking these photos, I kept hearing a clop, clop, thud.
I'm not sure who was more surprised,
the poor turtle caught on the hot pavement,
or me. After I took these three photos of the struggling little guy/gal, I picked it up and took it to safety in the cool-ish grass.
And finally, last week Divers and Sundry mentioned she wanted ways to attract more butterflies to her patio garden.
I suggested she buy a package of dill. I assure you, as I did her, it will be the only package you'll ever need to buy, because this self starter is easy to grow, re-seeds itself, and overwinters in a hibernating state. But the big news is, be sure to plant extra dill because it attracts a green and yellow caterpillar that strips your dill plant. It's hard to see in this photo because there's so much "background noise" going on, but
this is how effective and efficient they are and how voracious their appetites are.
Because my little critters are now all gone, I found this on the internet at Green Talk. They actually become black swallowtail butterflies. They are found in late June to early July in my garden, and again in mid-September. They are some of the easiest butterflies to raise, especially if you plant dill, parsley, or Queen Anne's Lace. They create their chrysalis right on my dill plant, then hatch in a few days into a lovely butterfly.
Because it's the end of July (when I took this photo), here is my mid-summer "flower bed." I suspect it's all downhill from here for this garden which is already showing some brown.
And because I've been busy working in my basement, here are some photos I've shown before.
These cups, stacked high inside a real tea or coffee cup
turned into this spread. The C was gifted me by Erika, BioArtGal.
Now that I've shared photos from comments and observations over the past few weeks, it's your turn to share your latest T related tale. Any and every story is acceptable, as long as it can, in some way, be related back to a drink; any drink. Please add your direct link below, at which time Bleubeard, (maybe even Squiggles if I talk nice to him), and I will be by to visit. Your photos may be taken any time, not just on Tuesday, and not even this month, if you chose.
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