Saturday, July 28, 2012

Listening To...

The Fighter
Gym Class Heroes
ft. Ryan Tedder

Give 'em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life till we're dead.
Give me scars, give me pain
Then just say to me, say to me, say to me
There goes a fighter, there goes a fighter
Here comes a fighter
That's what they'll say to me, say to me
Say to me, this one's a fighter

David Guetta
ft. Sia

I'm bulletproof nothing to lose
Fire away, fire away
Ricochet, you take your aim
Fire away, fire away
You shoot me down but I won't fall, I am titanium
You shoot me down but I won't fall, I am titanium

Burn It Down
Linkin Park

We're building it up
To break it back down
We're building it up
To burn it down
We can't wait
To burn it to the ground

My First Giant Swallowtail

Got my first giant swallowtail butterfly picture.
Papilio cresphontes

Wing Span: 4 - 6 1/4 inches
HUGE butterfly fluttering furiously.

Bigger than the
Wing Span: 3 3/8 - 4 7/8 inches

Photo taken in Minnesota
but listed for North Dakota also.

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bugguide tree


Bought an iPod Touch for the free Wi-Fi.
Love it.
My first Apple product.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Whenever you see dead trees standing in water, look for cormorants.

Near Cleveland, North Dakota right by Interstate 94.

There were hundreds of them and many nests.


Monday, July 02, 2012

Cigar Tree Blossoms

Well, I finally got my cigar tree blossoms pictures.
Blooms late June, early July, evidently.

The blossoms are beautiful and interestingly shaped, come in clumps, and smell wonderful.
White, with purple and gold.

Here's a photo of the leaves, blossoms, and last year's "string beans" fruit which is what captured my attention originally when I saw the trees. Last year's, so brown in color, but normally green when new.

The full tree was in a spot that is difficult to capture on camera, but here is the best I could get. Not a very big tree.

I love this tree.

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Must be dahlias.

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Both are petunias. They look so different because of the coloring.
The flashy red and white ones are called Red Star Petunias, I think.

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