Friday, August 17, 2012

Oooo! Ahhhhh! Ick! Funtry Friday!!!

Isn't this pretty?  Such a bright yellow and such soft green foliage - it just needs to be a painting!  The flowers are very daisy like and delicate.  What is it?  Ummm.... well... ahhh... If you move here, I can let you have some seeds.  Ahem.  It's a beautiful (weed) plant!

Well, I thought I was going to have to show you an empty Swallow nest this week, but...

These little big guys swooped in and were resting here - out of the way of the rain!

Yay!  Enough to make a puddle!

Which, of course, will make all our weed plants grow... er, and some of these lovely weeds, too.

Grrrr.... which make what are laughingly called seeds.  Whoever heard of a seed that looks like this?

Stickers.  That's what they are.  *ugh*  But!  I recently saw a much maligned weird unusual inch long bug (don't look, Pam!) that looks like a cross between a lady bug and a beetle.  I had no idea what it was, but it was eating those weeds.

However, the bad news is that it is a type of blister beetle... Megetra vittata.  Glad I am not raising my own hay and glad that they don't seem to be a big problem around here.  At least now I know why the chickens won't eat them...

Hope you have a great Funtry Friday wherever you are!



  1. Lovely:) I envy your yard!

  2. How sweet that the little guys were resting out of the rain! It's great that you keep getting rain.

  3. So many fun things in the country! I remember those stickers from KS! The not so little anymore birdies are very cute!

  4. lol Thanks Kathy... not afraid of beetles or ladybugs... it's other scarier insects I don't like to see! lol Lots of fun at your place... Thanks for sharing!


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