Wednesday, August 17, 2016

beautiful moth (Ateva aurea)

A few days ago, I was passing by Granny's Garden, a wonderful school garden, and the gorgeous bright Summer-colored flowers were calling to me.  So I stopped to wander among those lovely flowers and vegetables.  I peered in closer.  On a celosia flower, I spotted this pretty-patterned creature I thought was a beetle.  turns out, it's a moth!

Ateva aurea, is an ermine webworm moth from the family Yponomeutidae (means "feeding secretly").

LINKS:
MORE about this moth--Butterflies and Moths of North America (A. aurea is found from the eastern to the midwest USA and dips into Canada and Mexico.)
Granny's Garden School


Wordless Wednesday/Wordy Wednesday--where I linked up:


Create With Joy






A Southern Daydreamer





ABC Wednesday
This week's challenge is the letter F.  F is for flying.




photo by me © 2016   all rights reserved

Saturday, August 13, 2016

San Felipe de Neri Church

interior view of San Felipe de Neri Church 

Built in 1793, this church has been in continuous use.  It is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
My POST from yesterday contains a couple details of this church.

photo by me © 2007   all rights reserved

Friday, August 12, 2016

random Albuquerque photos




detail:  San Felipe de Neri Church





detail:  San Felipe de Neri Church




These photos were taken during a trip in 2007.  San Felipe de Neri Church was completed in 1793 and has continuously served the community.  It is on the National and State registers of historical places.  I'll post a photo of the interior of this lovely church tomorrow.

photos by me © 2007   all rights reserved

Friday, August 5, 2016

bee and flower


photo by me © 2009   all rights reserved

Thursday, July 28, 2016

the planet needs...

Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park in Washington state USA

"The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people.  But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind.  It needs people who live well in their places.  It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane.  And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it."
~David W. Orr (Ecological Literacy:  Educating Our Children 

photo by me © 2015   all rights reserved

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pink Double Delight Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea 'Pink Double Delight' (one of the varieties of Echinacea growing in my garden)

LINKS:
Growing Guide
photos of many varieties
herbal remedy usage (Echinacea is purported to strengthen the immune system.)

Wordless Wednesday/Wordy Wednesday--where I linked up:



Create with Joy  (including a cat ball giveaway!)








A Southern Daydreamer  (hydrangea)






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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

milkweed II

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

This plant is the larval host for monarch and queen butterflies.  It's also an important food source for native bees, honey bees, and bumble bees.  I'm proud to say I grew this plant from seed.  It has spread in my yard just a little bit.

LINKS:
my last POST on milkweed (with more information and links)
Information and Growing Guide (Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center)
Monarch butterfly  Monarch Watch.org
Queen butterfly Butterflies and Moths of North America


photo by me © 2013  all rights reserved