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  • Beauty and the light

    The night was beautiful and I went outside with a flashlight to check on the recently potted babies.
    I was amazed how different they look under a flashlight, especially depending on the light shined above vs. below the leaves.
    Ever seen a leaf X-ray??

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    USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Boysenberry Blush

  • #2
    Nice pics. I like going into the garden at night in summer to see what's cooking - colors, sounds, all that. One night a few years ago, I watched a mature Wheel Bug (assassin bug) stalk an immature praying mantis on my basil for about an hour. I was fascinated - the praying mantis kept moving away, lockstep with the Wheel Bug's advances. My wife thought I was nuts.
    Arne - Northern NJ - Zone 6A


    • #3
      Once it's warm enough, I am outside nearly every nite with my headlamp on. That's when I water my garden and my plants, it's cool and comfortable. If you wait until at least a couple hours after dusk the mosquitos have usually settled down, and I don't have to wear a hat or sunscreen. I love it.
      Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
      Bored? Grab a rake, paint roller, or a cordless drill and come over!


      • #4
        Night is a magic time in a garden for sure. Nice weather and quiet. I see many praying mantis' babies on my figs, about 1/2 inch long. I think I will take many photos of them since they are such curious creatures.
        That is when is easy to spot the wasps too, they feel safer at night. During a daytime, they are continuously hunted down and consumed by the spiders and yellow wasps.
        USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Boysenberry Blush


        • Darkman
          Darkman commented
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          Need some of those spiders and yellow wasp!