Peggy C's photos with the Piedmont area

Kingdom ..

Kingdom ..
- of Snow
- 1st one of 2017
- 8 inches in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina
- has stayed cold
- so no melting
- crews have kept main roads okay
- but secondary roads ... be careful
- even the driveway
- not been out to get the paper
- RLC gets it when…
Added on January 10, 2017

.. still snowing

.. still snowing
- 06/Jan/2017
- first snowfall of the year
- as of 12:16 PM/EST
- 07/Jan/2017
- it is still snowing
- fat flurries
- sun keeps trying to show
- but it won't do any good
- whatever is on the ground will freeze overnight
- it will be a few days before we fi…
Added on January  7, 2017

Lifer !

Lifer !
A Long-tailed Skipper [ (Urbanus proteus) ] ..
Know they are in North Carolina ..
But, usually East of the Piedmont where I am ..
I get the Carolina Leps ( Lepidoptera ) newsletter with butterfly counts by county ..
Still can't find this one in any count…
Added on September  8, 2016

.. at last !

.. at last !
2 pm EDT -
sighted two Monarchs on Lantana -
not my yard -
had to seek them out -
on the grounds of the Arts Council -
both were very active -
no leisurely sips -
but, oh how wonderful to see them !

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Added on September 27, 2014

Live music ..

Live music ..
.. Wednesday Acoustic Jam
.. singer/guitarist Glen D Campbell III
.. yes, that really is his name
.. talented
.. friendly
.. wonderful stage presence
.. maybe someday I'll be saying "I knew him way back when"

.. good things should happen to good people…
Added on September 11, 2014

The Travelin Jones -

The Travelin Jones -
a duo from the Piedmont area of North Carolina -
music -
anything from Dylan to Celtic to Country to Blues [and Americana] -
and some written by Bad Penny for good measure -
loved drumming to "Nitro Express" -
so easy to find the groove to accompany them…
Added on August 23, 2014

.. just

.. just
because -
at the Arts Council -
flowers are everywhere -
outdoor sculptures -
something for everyone -
all tastes -
all sizes of blooming created Art -
and blooming living Art -

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Added on August 16, 2014

- simply alone

- simply alone
against the pale green background -
a few 'dings' courtesy of bugs -
but, to me .. she looked elegant -
by herself with the sun shining -
not my Garden -
down the street and over a few -
hope they didn't mind me poking around -
wasn't there long -
nobody…
Added on August  7, 2014

Skipping !

Skipping !
- on purple

** 3 notes - top left **
This little Skipper had a great time on the purple Buddleia davidii -
did share with several other Skippers and a couple of Clearwing Hawk Moths -

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Added on August  6, 2014

.. close enough

.. close enough
Hey, Skip ..
you can move down some ..
not only am I larger than you ..
need more nectar, too ..
- said the Bee to the Skipper butterfly as the Bee bounced on the flower (causing Skipper movement)

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Added on August  1, 2014

.. dive !

.. dive  !
Carpenter bee - no, but no ID yet

He was so active on the part of the plant. Walked almost like on egg shells, but would seem attack a certain spot -- causing the flower to bob up and down.

Thought he was just a large bee, but not too sure.

ID ?

(…
Added on August  1, 2014

.. I'm back !

.. I'm back !
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly -
enjoying Buddleia davidii ( Butterfly shrub ) -
seems to be looking at us -
don't know who was happier -
the Flutterby since the flowers are filling out -
or me because he is back -

totally missed the Skippers, tho I…
Added on July 29, 2014

... quiet zone

... quiet zone
don't want to disturb the guest -
inside the darkness of Rose of Sharon [ a variety of Hibiscus - Hibiscus Syriacus - ]

a.k.a. 'Lil' Kim .. per Pam J and also Dave's Garden site -
shadows fall just right -
almost paper-like look on the back petals -

no…
Added on July 26, 2014

.. what color would you like ?

.. what color would you like ?
- multi shades of orange in the Kwanso Daylly
- purple delight of Buddleia davidii / Butterfly Shrub
- golden tones of a Dragon fly
- and the Lady of the Garden of Surprises .. American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
- love the differences in the wings of t…
Added on July 14, 2014

Ms.Rose -

Ms.Rose  -
Rose of Sharon [ a variety of Hibiscus - Hibiscus Syriacus - ]

a.k.a. 'Lil' Kim .. per Pam J and also Dave's Garden site
(thanks to both)

North Carolina US

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Added on July 12, 2014

.. this must be

..  this must be
- the way I feel pre-coffee in the morning
- fascinating process, this unfolding is
- almost like stretching when one arises !

- Daylily " Kwanso " a triple layer
- still unfolding
- so, to me that makes this one "more than a one day lasting Daylily"…
Added on July 10, 2014

The Order of The Day Lily - 2014

The Order of The Day Lily - 2014
- they all belong to The Order of the Day Lily

- number in upper right corner is the order they have bloomed

- # 1 is sometimes called a ' Ditch Lily ' as they grow along roadsides
call her Tawny Lily per Dave's Garden website ..
-- in a ditch www.st…
Added on July  9, 2014

.. room for more than one

.. room for more than one
visitor to these almost saucer-size blooms -
last year the edges had a pink tinge to them -
perhaps that happens as the year goes on -
yesterday I walked past these -
they were buds -
today, wham !
look at me -
got the camera ?

love the elegant pleated s…
Added on July  7, 2014