No, really. Who is coming to dinner? Whatever or whomever it is, they like things spicy. :) I discovered the damage to my otherwise very healthy jalapeno pepper plants this morning. After taking this photo, I notice what looks like a small “fly” on this leaf; I tried to highlight it with a darker circle without obscuring the thing too much. If you enlarge the photo, it might be clearer. Any guesses?
I sprayed the plant with a mixture of dish soap and water early this morning and I hope that will discourage the critter!
This teeny new nasturtium leaf (above) is part of the “Bailey’s Plant” and
was sweet against the early morning sunlight.
Two little buds on a salmon geranium…
Another rose that I can’t identify — you rose growers and lovers were so helpful yesterday! Please identify this bush if you know it. It’s extremely thorny, as you may be able to see from the photos; its bloom looks very much like a carnation before it opens with slightly feathered petals; it has a heavy scent; and it blooms from June until the frost kills it. There have been blooms in the past in late October.
A red petunia, backlit by the morning sun…
This little fellow looked quite lost for a while this morning, but he eventually flew away to another shrub. It looks like it could be a baby sparrow, though “newborns” are not my forté.
Finally, the last of the blooms from the rose I posted yesterday. Most of the petals have already fallen, but these beauties were peeking out from a leaf, with a bud or two yet to open.
All photos were taken from my balcony while I enjoyed my first coffee, which just goes to show that you don’t have to look very far or very hard to see Mother Nature at work. :)