Monday, July 30, 2007

ants and a treat

I've got a trumpet vine growing on my storage shed. Apparently ants really like it. My feelings about it are mixed--I've ruthlessly cut it back twice in past years. It's pretty but a little too ambitious a vine for my tastes. The ants seem to have a different opinion tho.


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Morning glory in early morning sun


Saturday, July 14, 2007

wildflowers and lichen

...the wildflowers are above and the lichen below--just like in that parking lot off of the Blue Ridge Highway last weekend...


Thursday, July 12, 2007

torn between two walls

This ivy was noted last week growing between two restaurants. One had to stop and wonder how so much lush greenery managed to almost exclusively stay only on one side of this quite narrow alley. Less than 3 feet separated the two buildings. I was carrying some left-overs so I didn't investigate further but I was curious.


Sunday, July 08, 2007

Along the Blue Ridge Highway

I found these cute little purple blooms at a parking spot on the Blue Ridge Highway. The picture was taken with my new Olympus Stylus 750 camera. It's super macro setting lets you get within one inch of the subject. Amazing.