Friday, August 3, 2007
Some of the things growing in our yard...
One night a couple of months ago, the boys went out and stuck some seeds from a honeydew melon in the ground. We never expected one to grow, planted as it was in a small strip of dirt left from a re-trenching of our water line.
A couple of nights ago, Noah spotted this one while mowing with the yard. You'd have thought he'd found buried treasure by the way he was shrieking. This one will need a lot of TLC to produce.
This is a trumpet vine with a seed pod. Noah picked one to sketch and we are "dissecting" it later today.
The official state wildflower, the Passion Flower. Having lived in the state for all but 1 year of my life, I am surprised that I have never seen this flower before. We are anxiously awaiting the time to harvest the Passion Fruit. Right now they are still green, but should turn a deep purple.
Some wildflowers growing in the fenceline.
Gloria and Penelope playing