This cool stone is not Floridian. It turned up in a bag of Alabama River Rock that we were spreading onto the waterfolly paths.
It was full of metaphorical possibilities ...
Only a little battered on one side ...
Almost broken on the other.
In other news ...
The waterfolly is done, except for the continual tweaking that will go on. I'll post a picture this week.
A cold which had been building for a few days kicked in full bore yesterday so I spent the day in bed with a mild fever and a bunch of kleenex ... hence, no post Sunday. I still feel pretty icky today, but tomorrow is my annual marine science field trip out to Cedar Key and I need to give my "Castnet Throwing 101" class today to my high school students so they will feel confident tomorrow.
The field trip is always good for a few photo heavy posts, so look for that after Tuesday.
The science fair was last week at our school. I have mixed feelings about them and feel the need to express it here so there's probably a "chalk" post coming up soon.
The two giant swallowtail larvae that were devouring my baby citrus tree have vanished. They were pretty big, so perhaps they are pupating somewhere, but the free ranging banty chickens may have found them as they were in a very small potted tree at chicken level.
A pair of Mississippi Kites are wheeling and calling over PFHQ this week, as are the Swallowtail Kites. Last year, I posted pics of the Miss. Kites kinoodling in a dead pine tree ... I don't know if they will be so brazen this year.
The chickadees moved into a new nestbox almost as soon as I put it up and are busy scolding me while carrying things into their new home.
The bamboo mason bee houses I hung last year show signs of hatching and are now being plugged again so I remain convinced that these bees have a definite need for housing.
I would call that simple habitat enhancement project a success, based on the use and reuse with almost 100% occupancy.
Now, it's time for me and my Kleenex to get to school.
Have a great Monday!