Sunday, July 17, 2011

A phenology post

This one's for me. It's my blog.

After hundreds, maybe thousands of tiger lilies, the last two or three will bloom tomorrow.

First pelicans of the year, about 4 headed north along the bay's edge, another flock of 11 headed to the point.

Beans are in full fury, as are the bunnies, who have taken out more than half the vines.

First pepper, still green, joins the first eggplant, now the size of an old-fashioned Christmas light bulb.

The green caterpillars have been munching on the Brussels sprouts for a couple of weeks, joined this week by the stripey black/white/yellow ones.

A few--very few--tomatoes ripened this week.

First bat of the season seen last night--only one. They used to be so common.


John T. Spencer said...

Bummer. I misread this and assumed you'd be describing the bumps on your head.

doyle said...

Dear John,

Knot this time, but I'll give you a heads up if i ever write a phrenology post.

Anonymous said...

Yeah the eggplant sure looks good.
the bunny

doyle said...

Dear Anonymous,

I am hoping the pepper solution keeps them away--if not, bunny stew looks mighty tasty, too.