Sunday, July 27, 2008

Love Story and a pretty picture

So, up I get this morning. I make the coffee, put out the awning and drag the computer and a cup of hot coffee to the deck.
Once there I realize, I hear a locust. A VERY LOUD LOCUST. And I say to myself, "Self, where could this locust be."
Then I realize that it is on the deck about 5 feet from me hanging onto the side. It's singing, rubbing it's heart out or whatever they do. I got close enough to see its butt shaking and the wings going calling for a mate.
I managed to grab a picture from my cell phone. I don't know that I've ever seen one live.
So, as I'm talking to my neighbor about the locust on the deck, in comes another. It looks slightly different so I'm assuming it's either the male or female returning the call.
So now they're both on the deck yelling at each other. I could not get close enough to get a picture of both and to be frank, I didn't want to interrupt their rendezvous.

But, I did manage to get a picture of the new Hibiscus flower that appeared this morning. How pretty!

Now I have to get ready for my last Open House ever.
Ok, going to enjoy my coffee and listen to the sounds of the Fivepointville wildlife procreate.
(Play, sound of rooster.)


  1. Purty, purty flowers!

    I've dead-headed my roses. I don't know if I did it right, I got conflicting information from the web. I guess if I get more flowers, I did it right.

    I have yet to put pictures up of the roses in bloom. They were a nice deep red.

  2. I found two ways that work. You can either pull the head off the rose and it snaps or the suggested way is to cut after the first leaves on the stem the roses comes from.
    Either way has worked for me.


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