a pretty green dragonfly,
who stayed around for a photo shoot. I don't know the name of this pretty one, hoping Randy sees it and gives me the name. Randy to the rescue-- This gal is an Eastern Pondhawk. Apparently the males are blue.
On around to the daylily... this is the first one to open. It is Hemerocallis 'Stephanie Returns', one of the newly planted daylilies I bought bare-rooted from Park Seed in June. The other bare-rooted daylilies also have plump buds ready to open...stay tuned for more daylily shots.
Around the corner of the house is my Janet rose, continuing to bloom through most of the summer. Love how it just glows. But wait, what is that at the top of the bud??
Let's go around to the other side of the bloom.... a spider. Must be good eating there as this spider was on this bloom since early morning. Another Randy ID-- Green Lynx spider.
The Castor Bean plant, Ricinus communis is blooming. I love this tropical looking plant, hoping it deters those moles and voles from chomping the roots of my plants.
Note: These plants (all parts) are highly poisonous, keep away from children and pets.
I do like how the unfurling leaves look, almost like starfish.
And now, a little pet interaction. Our daughter and son in law are here with their kitty, Kallie. She stays downstairs and our dogs stay upstairs. If you remember my house (from previous posts) the whole lake side of the house is big sliding glass doors, both upstairs on the main level as well as the lower level.
Kallie has enjoyed watching the birds and lizards out on the patio...today Newton and she were eyeball to eyeball.
He likes cats, we used to have Miss Jax, a striped tabby. Miss Jax was the resident cat when Newton came to live with us. She passed away in '03. Skyler, the Australian Shepherd WAS supposed to be a replacement kitty. Skyler has never seen a kitty....so don't want the dogs and the cat to meet. No point to scare the kitty.
In the meanwhile, Newton keeps wanting to go out back and look in the window downstairs.
He has a possible new friend......and is reluctant to leave and go back in UPSTAIRS.
For those who commented on the Chili Con Carne posting, I have added a link for both the chili and the cornbread.....for anyone who wants to make this yummy dinner.
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