Honey Plum Jam I made on Saturday. Plums are from our neighbor. They are green plums called "Green Gage", he says and he said they came from his mom. He is in his 70's so this is an old heirloom variety. They were very good.
A little backyard camping....I slept inside, my back hasn't been right since I lifted a 60 lb tub of weeds last week.
Veggies and fruits our friends gave us. The onions are from our garden. Made Chocolate Beet Cupcakes from the beets!
I love unprompted reading time!!
Black and Yellow Argiope
This afternoon we went for a little walk in the poison ivy, I mean field, behind the house and the kids spotted all these cool insects and spiders. We were actually looking for monarch caterpillars to take to school, but found none.
Not sure what this spider is it is either another Argiope or an Orb Weaver of some sort.
Humming Bird Moth or Common Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe)
I only took one entomology class in grad school, Aquatic Insects. It just made me want to take more bug classes! Love learning about bugs. My favorite field guide is the Kaufman Insect Field Guide.
It has been a fantastic weekend! Hope yours was as well!