Thursday, June 04, 2020

Project Update

During the Covid19 shutdown I decided that making my personal quilt would be a good project to fill my Isolation At Home time.  I started with these 2"x3" fabric 60 degree diamonds that I had left over from a previous quilt. Since the diamonds are cut on the bias (across the weave) I have to hand stitch every one; the fabric would stretch on the machine.  After I have all of the 16 piece patches finished I'll lay them out in a pattern.

April
Single fabric diamonds

May 
4 diamond diamonds

June
16 diamond diamonds

Duane has finished carving the grandkids' Christmas ornaments and is playing around with a few things he'd cut out a while ago and never finished.

Working and playing in Texas,

Louise and Duane

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Cool Stuff

Eroded root steps

wierd fungus?  

nope--box  turtle

grape vine art

tiny fungus growing on a rock

right angled tree

grasshopper on fungus

jawbone of ???

Still walking and looking,

Louise and Duane

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

New Stuff

Shelf fungus munching on two trees at once

Roots walking away

leaf bug house

one big curled up grape vine

Never dull in the woods.

Louise and Duane

Monday, June 01, 2020

Color Of The Day






Yep!  It's pink!

Walking=quality time for

Louise and Duane

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Around The Block

We didn't hike today.  Duane played pickleball in the evening and I walked my two miles (6 rounds) around our camp loop looking for interesting stuff.
I found the life cycle of a fungus



and a rock growing trees.

Not bad for 1/3 mile.

Louise and Duane

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Alas

Our hike today revealed that the wonderfully diverse and colorful fungus we've been enjoying are starting to decay.




We checked on our current favorite bug, the sawfly larva with the white waxy extensions that look like feathers.  It and three others were alive and thriving, according to the huge holes in the leaves they were on.

Unfortunately for the tree, they had managed to strip the center branch of 2/3 of its leaves from right to left. 

Win some, lose some.

Louise and Duane

Friday, May 29, 2020

Surprise!

On our hike today we encountered lots of great stuff:

these white feathery things

fungus? mold?  nope!  see below

a large spider web with a small spider and directly left another spider (seen over the water) building another web under the one on the right

two dragonflies sitting long enough to be photographed--this green one

and this one with striped wings

a black damselfly with the leaf reflected on its wing

red fungus emerging from white

beautiful leaf shadows 

inchworm

The white feathery things are actually eriocampa juglandis, commonly known as butternut woollyworms which are sawfly larvae.
Wonder what we'll find next!