Water droplets on green bean leaves
|| 4/29/2011 || 1:25 pm || + Render A Comment || ||
Some of the plants for this year’s garden I’ve been growing in my bedroom. I’ve dubbed these plants the VIPs, which stands for “Very Important Plants.” The close-up photographs above show how water droplets on the leaves beautifully reflect light. If you look closely, you can see the coil of the compact fluorescent light bulb reflected in the droplet.
Photographs of a Ladybug in the garden
|| 4/25/2011 || 12:05 pm || + Render A Comment || ||
I spotted this little ladybug crawling through the Rose of Sharon bush the other day. I wish there were more ladybugs so they’d eat all the aphids I know will be coming to the garden later this year.
Photographs of pink chive buds
|| 4/22/2011 || 11:54 am || + Render A Comment || ||
About three years ago I planted these chives and every year since I’ve been either harvesting these pink chive buds & adding them to salads (they taste like an onion) or I’ve let them get pollinated, then wait a couple weeks, and harvested their tiny black seeds in order to grow more chives. I’ve read that they’ve been used throughout history as a means to naturally prevent bugs from eating different plants in the garden. In practice, however, I haven’t seem chives be very effective combating the aphids.
You know it’s spring when daffodils begin to bloom
|| 4/12/2011 || 11:47 am || + Render A Comment || ||
These daffodils were planted a long time ago and I’m thankful they bloom every spring :-)
Calvert Cliffs Quilt
|| 4/10/2011 || 3:37 pm || + Render A Comment || ||
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I’m not a fan nuclear power. While it happens to be one of the cheapest fuel that is known to man, its also the most deadly. Years ago I made my first map of a U.S. nuclear reactor, Enrico Fermi Nuclear Reactor Quilt, and then followed it up with “Terra Fermi,” an interactive Google Earth Globe, to highlight this intrinsic danger. Given the ease in which the imagery of nuclear power plants can be obtained, I intend to make more maps of nuclear reactors to highlight their fragile existence.
View the Google Map of Calvert Cliffs, Maryland.
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Springtime photographs of sedum telephium ‘Autumn Joy’
|| 4/6/2011 || 3:27 pm || + Render A Comment || ||
Last years growth with this year’s new growth.
The leaves trap small droplets of water.
Empty Planters (not for long)
|| 4/2/2011 || 3:15 pm || + Render A Comment || ||
Soon there will be a garden…