This is how the web looked during the end of the construction phase. Obviously she wants to ward off visitors until she is ready. Almost ready to welcome visitors. [ All photos and other content in my blog, Sometimes are original to me, Gradmama2011 …and remain my property under copyright laws.] Continue reading Photographing the Invisible–Year of the Spider, Part Two
[These photos are of spiders at work in my tree garden. As far as I know, the spiders in the first and third photo are NOT the same. For all my spider enthusiast Readers out there–I have more spiders and webs to show you in another post. All photos and other content in my blog, Sometimes are original to me, Gradmama2011 …and remain my property … Continue reading The Year of the Spider
I have a lot of trouble with pictures. Probably because I have not taken the time to search into the instructions; I just sort of wing-it, then when I have had enough blundering through I check the How-To and discover some little detail for the first time. Here I am going to insert a photo. I did! This is my side yard, the nearest tree … Continue reading Practice with Pictures
DO IT YOURSELF. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Those words conjure up visions of a hunky guy and skinny little woman wearing toolbelts over their bluejeans and tee-shirts. They rush on screen, into a perfectly good-looking kitchen, wielding their sledge-hammers and wrecking-bars with determination and glee. Sound like fun? Maybe, if ya like destruction and ruination, but to an old salvage-minded scavenger, … Continue reading DIY or DIE — Piece of Cake
Poison Ivy. <shudder> [Disclaimer: I am not a botanist, but I do know poison ivy when I see it, and the Virginia Creeper vine is prominent in this area, and is often mistaken for poison ivy or other poison plant. The Virginia Creeper leaves appear to me to have notched edges, and the leaves are much larger than Poison Ivy leaves. Also, the color of … Continue reading Poison Ivy and why I don’t like it….
Here is a wide-angle shot of my backyard. This is very early summer, 2015. For perspective, the width of the area shown is about 80-feet. That is my yard-boy (er, Son) with the wheelbarrow. The maze with the succulents in the center, the Chimenera with its Mexican Emblem, in one corner….the old bench. The wooded-area across the far edge of the photo is my Tree … Continue reading My Maze and Tree Garden