Monday, September 15, 2008
Dog Days Of September and PreFall Color
I had to stop and shoot the moon last Friday evening around 6:45 pm as I raced to the football game to see Junior play ... we won ... did I mention that yet?
I am often late due to pictures that must be made in the moment ... the ones I have passed by haunt me.
High school football and big pretty moons are just one more sign that fall is out there somewhere.
Fall is still a long way off down here, we have some more hurricanes to do, and then somewhere along the way fall will slip in.
Right now, we are in the dog days of September ... forget August. September is just as hot, maybe hotter since so much of August here was grey and cloudy.
Still we have some seasonal color beginning ...
The warm glow of a ripe datil pepper and a few ripe guavas. I cut one in half and ate the pink insides with a spoon last week ... the guava, not the datil pepper ... I don't have a death wish.
It was pretty seedy, but la saveur et l'arôme est très bonne!
Here's a bit of prefall porch critter color.
The Gulf Fritillary larvae adds a nice orangey splash to the warm prefall color scheme. Pupa cases are appearing all over the side of my house a few feet from the passionflower vine that the larvae have stripped of it's foliage.
I'm tossing the passionflower fruits hither and yon to spread their seeds for more of these beautiful vines ... and more beautiful Gulf Fritts next year.
Last night, Bear found one of these fruits on the ground and brought it in with him as he dashed to the kitchen. The sweet fruit was full of ants which spilled out on to the kitchen floor and on to his punkin head. He definitely keeps things stirred up around here with his antics.
Speaking of Bear ... and you know I love to, why don't you come along with me and chase him around the yard?
Mind the fence post and don't fall into the hole that the old Directv satellite receiver sits in.
Wacka, wacka ... "Fall"... get it ... oh, I slay me sometimes.
Have an excellent Monday.