I used to have all my photographs in a format where you could click to enlarge them but while trying out different hosting sites, that hasn't been working. For this post, I'm back to where you can click to enlarge and that may be necessary to see the little guy below who blends so well.
Mr. Grasshopper (oops I found out he's a katydid) landed on the viewfinder of my camera. I couldn't believe it when I looked at my camera and he was sitting there looking up at me. I tried my best to get him to land on a white flower so I could get a good shot of him but he ended up on a blade of grass where he blended so well as to almost be invisible. The katydid is on the first shot.
It's still so hot and humid that it's hard to believe it will ever cool off, but there are increasing numbers of signs that fall is around the corner. The Virginia Creeper at certain spots of my yard has prematurely began changing colors. Most of it won't change for another month or two but I like these early signs of change.
The money plant has dropped most of its seeds leaving behind the white husk. The pecans get fuller and fuller and there are so many, I may beat the squirrels to some of them.
The pecan tree branches are so weighted down with nuts that they practically land on my face when I'm sitting on the deck swing.One of the colorful additions to late summer are the ameliopsis berries. This vine is very invasive, which I didn't know when I first started some on my deck wall, but I like the berries and variegated leaves.
The first I knew of how invasive this vine could be was when it figured into a plot of a mystery I was reading.I thought I'd end this week's nature notes with a recent shot of one of the many rabbits that call my garden home. Not a particularly good shot but I love how translucent his ears are.
You can click here for the home of Nature Notes.