Not often seen in our garden - the range is the Western United States and Northern Mexico. Perhaps Alex and the recent flodding in that area has pushed it eastward. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-chinned_Hummingbird/id
The yard if FILLED with these nests.. anyone know who makes them? they glisten in the morning dew like fairy beds...
Commonly called Naked ladies, sine they bloom without leaves or spider lillies, since they look spidery
or " Parsnip" Black Swallowtail - a good reason to plant dill and parsley in your garden as it lays its eggs on Apiaceae; dill, fennel, Queen Anne's lace, and parsley.
Grows wild all over the yard.. Birds love it-so do deer, raccoons, opossums and other night creatures.
related to the buttercup- this variety is a swift perennial grower and covers the trees like kudzu if not attended. "Clema" is Greek for a liane, and the Latin specific name "brachiata" means "provided with arms" since the right-angled and opposite branching habit resembles arms sticking out of a torso.
Hybrid Tea Rose
Bred in Belgium- by Louis Lens, introduced in 1963
'Queen Elizabeth' × 'White Butterfly'
"This rose was chosen as the most beautiful white rose and one of the most beloved roses in the world by the 34 societies of the "World federation of Rose Societies" (triannual congres in Dublin, 1991)"http://www.flickr.com/photos/sint-katelijne-waver/3879075604/
I agree- it is one of my garden favorites.
I use the long leaf pine needles to weave baskets with- you can see why.. It's either true Loong Leaf or Loblooy Pine tree needles.. these are growing right next to each other and you can see the change in scale- and why it is called " Long leaf"
Pine. The short leaf pine is called " Scrub" pine locally.