Sunflowers progress

The first seed head to blossom is already losing its little flowers! I think I should be able to harvest it and set it to dry at this point; at least that's what I've learned from my research. But would the seeds normally be this white? I think I'll leave it a bit longer. So … Continue reading Sunflowers progress

Critter(s) of the Day: on the beach

Insects count as critters, right? While walking the beach not long ago, there were a surprising number of lady beetles all over. So many, in fact, in some places, it was impossible not to step on any. I also saw a couple of these guys... At first, I thought this one was dead. Especially when … Continue reading Critter(s) of the Day: on the beach