Wednesday, June 27, 2012

News From Hades, TX...

Greg grows the spice...well, he orders the onions and plants the pepper starts, then I do the rest...but once they're on the counter, he usually does the cooking.  I'm more one for eating raw.  One guess as to what he's making for dinner?
 That's right...Texas Chili, all from the garden...and some prime organic beef as well!
 I was looking for something to share for Wordless Wednesday when I discovered these Siamese twins.
 Yesterday was the hottest day on record for Austin in the month of June, 108...this is what it looks like this morning.
And this is a little Russian cup my sister-in-law sent me, it was an elephant but when the Elm dropped a branch, it lost it's it's become a butterfly feeder.  Please don't forget our pollinators and animal friends in this horrid weather...refill your bird baths daily!
Tonight's speaker at CAMN is Michael Warriner and he has this to say about the talk: “Despite their critical roles in agriculture and natural ecosystems, bumblebees have gone relatively unstudied in Texas.  The last published review of species in the state was in 1912, 100 years ago.  There is a real need to evaluate the status of these insects in our state to assess how their populations are faring and if conservation actions are needed.”

CAMN meetings are open to the public and begin at 7pm at the Nature and Science Center at Zilker Park.

Happy Gardening!


Melissa M. said...

Those garden veggies look yummy! Thanks for the inspiration you share in your blog, Cheryl.

katina said...

I keep putting out more and more water feeders - the neighbors probably think I've gone crazy.

Mark and Gaz said...

The veg look great, just as they should look!