Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Teeming with Life
There was supposed to be rain today, on this my holiday in honor of Cesar Chavez. But it didn't rain, and I spent plenty of time outside. Here are some signs of spring from my backyard and beyond. I won't mind if it rains tomorrow.
I found a woolly bear (future tiger moth) caterpillar last week. I looked up its diet, because I had to move it, and I learned they'll eat just about any old weed.
I have a little potted pineapple plant that, after about three years, is working on making a pineapple. I think I see a Fibonacci sequence.
I have plenty of ladybugs in my own backyard, but I must admit to finding this one in Eaton Canyon. I think the ones in my yard must be shy, while this one was mugging for the camera.
A little pair of mushrooms grew out of a crack in my driveway. I love it when nature is tough and opportunistic.