Sunday, November 15, 2009

We've Had Some Strange Weather This Year

It never really got hot this summer. It rained more than I can ever remember. There were more cloudy days than sunny, I think.

That must explain, at least in some small way, why, despite a few good frosts, I still have flowers blooming.

These babies have been blooming since spring. The temperatures have more than once been in the upper twenties in the mornings this past week.

The daisies in the above photo never see sunlight anymore, as the shadow of the house keeps them in shade all day, as shown below in the picture of their bed. Only half of the daisies are getting sun, but they are all still blooming.

So is the weird weather the explanation as to why, on November 14th, I had butterflies, bees, and some weird metallic-green bug thing, on the world's most hardy daisies?

Are we or are we not just 11 days from Thanksgiving?

This might be the first year I catch a Christmas lightning bug.

All of these photos were taken yesterday.

I got such a kick out of the butterfly, I even took a short video of it. I call it "November Butterfly". Which would be a great song title or band name. I'd set it to music if I knew how.


  1. Great pictures, love the flowers. If you have Windows Vista you can use Moviemaker for your video and import your music files. I'm not that computer savvy but I've used it several times and it's easy and quite fun.

  2. DR!

    Sounds like fun, but I no have Vista, so is there anything else I can do?

  3. Do you have Windows XP? has a free download for Windows moviemaker 2.1. I bet it's a lot like the one I've used for Vista. Let me know how it goes. I'll try to check out some other stuff in the meantime.