Sometimes I just wake up that way. Homesick. Theres nothing in life that will make you feel like a little kid again then that nagging pain in your chest called homesickness. It hurts. Literally.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Because its Tuesday and this picture of my favorite sister in law with my grandson makes me smile. Big.
Because same said grandson stood proudly upon this little bitty hill, in the middle of a valley, in Pennsylvania outside my sister in laws home and this REALLY makes me smile..Big.
Because a picture of your very own Grandma with your very own granddaughter, together, looking out the window of your childhood home, will always bring a smile. A big one.
What makes you smile today?
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Photo credit: Extension Entomology, Texas A&M University
Scientific name: Manduca quinquemaculata (Haworth)
Facts: Tomato hornworms are large (some as long as 4 inches), green caterpillars with diagonal white bars on the sides and a slender horn at the tip of the body. Adults have long, sucking tubes for mouthparts, while larvae have chewing mouthparts. Larvae and adults often are confused with the tobacco hornworm it closely resembles. The tobacco hornworm feeds on the same plants and sometimes is more common than the tomato hornworm.
Last evening Mickey and I were on a mission. Our tomato plants were looking...bad. Not just because of the heat but because we knew they had been invaded by hornworms... Within a 15 minute period we plucked a dozen of these vine eaters off our precious plants. Tonight I will be spraying a gentle insecticidal soap and then fertilizing. The heat has been terrible for our little garden. These worms aren't helping a thing!!
This weekend Miss Rita will be sheared...