Viceroy on ..

Life in Wildwood


.. an area of North Carolina where butterflies pose on flowers you don't know the names of - but gradually learning - peaceful, sloping lands of Dogwoods - majestic Evergreens .. a little slice of 'ahhhh' .. and some offbeat things nearby .. it's all good (c) All Rights Reserved plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/plant-list .... used for Plant IDs © All Rights Reserved

The Pollinator ..

A SOLO BEE - GATHERING POLLEN - NO IDEA HOW FAR HE WILL FLY - BACK TO THE HIVE - A FRIEND IN THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS - RAISES BEES - RANDY SAID, "IF YOU WANT TO COME SEE THE HIVES, LET ME KNOW. I'LL GIVE YOU THE CORRECT OUTFIT TO WEAR." IF YOU HAVE EVER SEEN PHOTOS OF BEEKEEPERS IN WHITE - THAT IS WHAT RANDY WAS TALKING ABOUT - ONE NEVER WEARS DARK CLOTHING AROUND THE HIVES - NEXT TIME I'M OVER THAT WAY - THINK I'LL VISIT THE BEES.. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waggle_dance 5 PiP

Changes ..

And all at once, summer collapsed into Fall. - Oscar Wilde

Concert above Season Changes ..

Mockingbird at the top of Season-Changing Dogwood leaves - 3 PiP 1 - Clematis - Kardynal Wyszynski 2 - Yakity Yak Flowers .. False Dragon Head, Obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana) 3 - Cascade of Dogwood Leaves and berries.. Season changes ..

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Sipping Skipper ...

- on a Buddleja - there were 3 colors, but this was the chosen one Down The Road @ NotMyGarden - Best viewed large - .. 2 PiP ..

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Through the branches ..

colors of kayaks and canoes - reflections in the waters - of Lake Mac - slight ripples - peace - have been many times - with Pam J - and my Sister-In-Law - and solo trips - 2 PiP

Erasmus .. The Winged Dragon ...

Read the t-shirt ! My name is Erasmus .. ( to love ) 25 ft long 10 ft wide 8 ft tall 3600 lbs Lots of room for children to climb or sit and read books (the Library is just around the corner) - Given a Police Escort from his place of creation to this grassy area because of his size.

Erasmus the Dragon ..

a new sculpture at the Children's Museum has large wings horns and a gentle, friendly "come climb on me" message to all the children who want to see 'who is that new person ?' Beechwood Metalworks ... Casey and Emily Lewis .. local artists/sculptors www.beechwoodmetalworks.com/meet-erasmus-the-dragon 1 PiP

Progress ?

Beyond the trees [ what were left ] is a development starting. The folks who live there are not happy about it. The developer wanted it re-zoned to fit more houses in = more money for the developer. All surrounding neighborhoods have opposed the re-zoning .. we went to City Hall. Got members we knew on the City Council to listen to 'why' it wasn't good for the area. No, we did not win in keeping the development out, but we did get the size of the lots and home to match what was already there. There will be a cut-through street ... at the end of our street. Joy ! I shall sit in the front yard with my speed gun {hair dryer} and a notebook jotting down tag numbers. Yes, got experience in doing this in Florida ... it worked in getting the cars to slow down. Progress isn't always progress ... depends on which side of the dollar you are holding. My camera can be intimidating .. will get tag numbers easily .. though I would much rather have a stash of stop sticks -- those things with nails in them the deflate tires quickly! If the trees above are removed, I'll go get my friend from years ago - we watched from our backyard as trees were removed "to make it easier to build" .... if they missed a tree - one of us would yell .."HEY, you missed one !" 1 PiP Wording makes no sense on the sign .. who is going to hunt or fish there? Waiting for some bullet holes to show up ..

Both sides of Busy ...

Pollen gathering .. front back (PiP 1) sides not finished yet there is still more Cosmos are a great place for he who gathers and she who takes his photo.... 1 PiP
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