Sunday, June 28, 2009
Some insects also produce foam nests for the protection of eggs and larva. I found these attached to lemon grass leaves in the back yard.
Some frogs prepare a foamy nest to protect their eggs from predators and also to keep them in a humid environment. I discovered this one partially attached to a supporting timber under the footbridge.
These yellow flowers were produced by a young tree that was no more than two meters high. The ants were having a feast.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
This flashy colored butterfly flew around the porch sink a few times and finally landed long enough to be photographed.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
When I see this image I can think of only one word, "blush". The genus of this young tree is probably Coccoloba.
Bosque Santa Lúcia grounds, facing the front porch. I planted all these palms from seeds. It's taken a few years to see them grow up in the world, but it's been worth it all.
Friday, June 19, 2009
I probably wouldn't have paid much attention to this cockroach, but for the size of it. And it was upside down. After returning it to its proper position in life, it showed signs of being in shock. But eventually it moved off the porch to other destinies.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Yes, we have bananas. The first bunch of bananas produced on this stock brought in from Cleuson's place in Cipoal. Our soils at the Bosque are extremely poor and clay compacted, thus not the ideal environment for bananas.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009
This vanilla vine has become quite matted because the new shoots climb up and then fall down for the lack of support on the tree trunk.