Coffee Kart 3-13-2006

Long Island, NY(Zone 6b)

I think it's time....

West Warwick, RI(Zone 6b)

Is it thyme? or time?
LOL!

Brockton, MA(Zone 6a)

It's too quiet around here.
Andy P

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West Warwick, RI(Zone 6b)

Hey Andy thats an awsome shot!

Brockton, MA(Zone 6a)

It hung around my perennial garden for a few weeks last September.
I snapped a lot of shots of that one.
Got this grasshopper, too.

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West Warwick, RI(Zone 6b)

I don't know if I would have like that grasshopper, he looks hungry...

Brockton, MA(Zone 6a)

He does look like he has been around for a while, doesn't he...LOL.
I like bugs.
Andy P

West Warwick, RI(Zone 6b)

I like them to, I also like frogs, toads, salamanders or saladmanners (my son Aaron calles them) I wish I had a camera when I cought one this past summer, oh and the snake that lives in our yard he is cool to. I like the bats we see at night, and all the birds.

Long Island, NY(Zone 6b)

Some Bugs for you Andy.

I like the critters too, but I can do without the snakes - especially when they wind up in my basement!!!!

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West Warwick, RI(Zone 6b)

My kids think its funny when I try to catch the snakes, I don't mind catching them with my hands but one time I picked a snake up and he poked my arm with his tail. It didn't hurt but it startled me.

West Warwick, RI(Zone 6b)

Nice bugs Anita!

Long Island, NY(Zone 6b)

1st - I would never be close enough to pick one up!!
2nd - I would have died of a heart attack if it poked me with anything
3rd - I would never be close enough to pick one up!!
4th - I would never be close enough to pick one up!!

Did I mention I would never pick one up??


Thanks Dena - glad you like them!!! Hey, how's the job??

West Warwick, RI(Zone 6b)

Anita, the job is nuts, so I fit rite in!
Why are you so fearful of snakes?
I love them, so good for the garden!
I love bees to as long as they stay away from me, I have bad reactions to yellow jackets, and have to stab myself with a sharp thing if they get me, then as my breathing gets difficult, I have to remain calm and call 911, and try to tell them I can't breath due to bee sting, and thats not easy to do when you can't breath. I learned how valuable portable phones where to a gardener who is alergic to bees.

West Warwick, RI(Zone 6b)

talk to you in the morning!
Good night Anita, good night Al, Good night Andy and Sarah, Good night Dave (not here) hope your having fun!

Long Island, NY(Zone 6b)

Morning - Dena, I have no idea why I am scared of snakes. I don't mind them in the garden as long as they stay away from me.

I think the sun went to Florida with Dave. I have also heard a rumor of snow for St Patty's Day. I'm in the office all day so I'll probably pop in and out during the day.

Long Island, NY(Zone 6b)

Here's another sign of spring for everyone!!

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Appleton, WI(Zone 5a)

Good morning all,

Nice pics Andy.

No real snake fears here or bees.
I remember as a kid we wold chop up the glass snakes in pieces to watch all the pieces squirm around.

Appleton, WI(Zone 5a)

OK I'm looking for my bug photos but ran across these so far.

let me be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas - or last.
robot dog and posessed kids

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Appleton, WI(Zone 5a)

this one's nice - no bugs

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Appleton, WI(Zone 5a)

Lake Michigan - east side

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Brockton, MA(Zone 6a)

Anita, Nice collage. I particularly like the Dragonfly with the striped wings. Cool.
Is that Iris new this spring?
There are usually grass snakes that live under my front steps, they like to sun themselves on top of my hedges.
When I was very young I placed a big snake in the road and watched the cars run over it. I had the worst nightmares of my life for 2 nights after that.
Here is another bug.
Might as well show these now before the new crop comes in, LOL.
Andy P

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Long Island, NY(Zone 6b)

yes, the iris is new. I just took that pic this morning! I was so excited. I have a yellow one too, but that wasn't open yet. My Grecian Windflowers are popping up too.

Nice Pics Al - I've never seen the Great Lakes.

Appleton, WI(Zone 5a)

I found it Andy!
Last year this monarch cat. was eating on out butterfly weed.
I located it later on a bush, but then it was gone and we lost it.

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Long Island, NY(Zone 6b)

way cool, AL! I had brought in cuttings of my basil last fall. One morning, when I was checking on them - they were all gone except for one! I never notice the big, fat, green hitchhiker!!!

West Warwick, RI(Zone 6b)

Good morning everyone!
Andy, you have good taste, I liked Anitas striped wing dragonfly to.
Such nice pictures you guys!

Oh, Anita, I would have laughed if I had picked a punch of flowers and only one was left the next day...did you get to see the hitchhiker on the last stem of the basil?

Al, I like your light house shot. That is so pretty!

Brockton, MA(Zone 6a)

I don't recall ever seeing a monarch cat. Maybe I haven't looked close enough. I do have butterfly weed. I'll look closer this season.
Andy P

Appleton, WI(Zone 5a)

Andy,
this was early in the summer - like May or so. I was under the impression that these eggs were from the previous year that hatched.

http://www.butterflybushes.com/monarch_metamorphosis.htm

Long Island, NY(Zone 6b)

very interesting Al - thanks for the link. I actually enjoyed going to a Butterfly farm in Aruba. http://www.thebutterflyfarm.com/contact_us.htm

Brockton, MA(Zone 6a)

Al, Nice link. Short and informative.
Thanks
Andy P

Appleton, WI(Zone 5a)

Anita,
off your link;
we went thru the butterfly house at Mosquito Hill nature center a few years ago, it was cool.

hey you getting snow there or what? Our March thaw is over - just snowbanks left now and COLD.

Long Island, NY(Zone 6b)

no snow, although there is a rumor of snow for Friday.

Brimfield, MA(Zone 5a)

65 degrees right now in Brimfield, MA. The kids and I were just scoping the yard and I saw tulips, grape hyacinth, and crocus making there way out but I didn't notice the dafs yet. Boo hoo, I didn't hear about any snow, I hope not. I'm ready for spring now. The past few days have been a tease we've had the windows open each day. I even had the bedroom window open last night, because it felt good to feel the air on my face snuggled under a down comforter. Did I mention I'm ready for spring now? Guess so... sigh...

Megan

Long Island, NY(Zone 6b)

I've had the bedroom window open too. I love the fresh air when I am sleeping.

Appleton, WI(Zone 5a)

Hi Megan,
About time you stopped in for a cup. Anita's not that bad!

Brockton, MA(Zone 6a)

Who mentioned snakes?
It's nice and warm here this afternoon.
I was stepping out with all the car washing stuff and what did I see sunning on the Yew.
You guessed it, the first snake of the year.
I just mentioned this a few hours before and here he/she is.
I ran in to get the camera. Snapped a few pics then washed the car and walked the dog.
My first snake pics ever. It was very cooperative, too.
Andy P

ANITA, DON'T LOOK.... Although it is smiling, LOL.

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Brockton, MA(Zone 6a)

Like I said, very cooperative.

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West Warwick, RI(Zone 6b)

Andy, VERY COOL!
who rocks more than you do!

Your snake friend is cold blooded so there is your reason for him/her being so cooperative, they are going to be a bit lathargic till they get warm enogh to evade us quickly.

I love them! I think yours is saying CHEESE!

Long Island, NY(Zone 6b)

UGGHHHH!!!!! I got goosebumps just looking at it!!!

Here are a few links from fellow DG'ers that I liked alot...
http://davesgarden.com/forums/fp.php?pid=2080756
http://davesgarden.com/forums/fp.php?pid=2080904
http://davesgarden.com/forums/fp.php?pid=2100836
http://davesgarden.com/forums/fp.php?pid=2055235
http://davesgarden.com/forums/fp.php?pid=2027022
http://davesgarden.com/forums/fp.php?pid=2019025

That should keep you buggy for awhile.... :)

Brockton, MA(Zone 6a)

GREN, they let me touch them in the Summer.
I waited and waited for the tung to show itself but it was too fast for me. It was very pink.
Andy P

Brockton, MA(Zone 6a)

Anita, I told you not to look........

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