Sow What…..and other ramblings.

a journal of a garden and whatever crosses my mind

Newsflash! We like figs.

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Newsflash! We like figs.

We never expected to have fruit the year after planting the fig tree, but there are several figs on it. Most of them are still small and green and I have no idea if they will mature or not. I noticed this one was looking ready, so I made sure to go out and check the plant. Some creature beat me to the first one. They had already eaten half of it. This one was waiting for me. And, the verdict is in–we like figs!


What’s for dinner?

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What's for dinner?

Usually, when I see a writing spider (Argiope aurantia), I think of Wilbur.

Three days ago, when I accidently walked through a spider web and ended up with what was probably this very spider stuck on my leg, I did not think of Wilbur.

I screamed. Loudly. I shook the little guy loose and tried to gather my composure and hoped the neighbors hadn’t heard.

Today the spider made a wiser choice of web placement, and is no longer between my car and my back door. He or she will have a much longer writing career in this location.

MY feeder!!!!!

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MY feeder!!!!!

We have had two females and a male ruby-throated hummingbird all summer. This Saturday, there was no sign of the boy, but there were suddenly five girls fighting for the feeder. They were more entertaining than television. Things have calmed down a little now, but there are still three girls and they don’t like sharing. I will miss the little guys when they leave for the winter.