Monday, June 27, 2005

Sunday stroll

I had to be pushed into walking during the heat of the day. It was cloudy but very muggy.

They usually get irritated with me anyway, because I'm always stopping to take pictures

of important things like wild petunias (Ruellia sp.)

and Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis) butterflies.

And besides, none of them understand how exciting it is to find a Pawpaw tree (Asimina triloba).


happyandblue2 said...

It looks like a fun place to walk. I'm afraid I'd be the irritated guy as well who missed seeing all the cool stuff you find..

Jenn said...

One of these days I am going to taste a paw paw. I am in Michigan, and within easy driving distance of a town named Paw Paw, but have I ever had one? Sadly, no.

Some day.

megabethcom said...

All the things that you find are fascinating to your blog readers if not to your companions.

Watchmania said...

And what is it with dogs and impatience? They expect you to hang around for ages while they sniff some disgusting thing (or, worse, eat it) but stop to take a photo and suddenly the dog remembers that it has urgent business half a mile away and it's all "Come on! What the hell are you doing with that camera thingy? Hurry up, useless weird owner!"

Floridacracker said...

Isn't wild petunia the best groundcover? You can stick one in a shady spot and it'll spread on it's own, make pretty flowers, and need absolutely no care.
As for pawpaw, I have eaten several, but am still waiting to actually taste one.

Jenny said...

Yesterday, I saw this strange butterfly with bright blue wings that were only blue at certain angles... An idea what it could have been ? It was quite big (3 inches ?).

shannon said...

:) It was just as humid here as well - fortunately the pouring rain gave me a good reason to snuggle with the dogs. Paw paws - how neat, I've only seen them in Trinidad!

Rurality said...

H&B you would get along well with my husband I'm sure. :)

Jenn I haven't ever eaten one either but I hope to this year, if the raccoons don't beat us to them all. By the way, do you have a blog? Your profile says "private".

Thanks SM.

Sara, yes! Jasmine finds all manner of disgusting things to taste in the woods.

Floridacracker, I haven't noticed these spreading that much. Maybe the kind I have aren't as prolific as yours...? Or maybe they just like Florida better. :)

Jenny I can think of a couple like that, but I looked them up and they're only in the Americas. Sorry I can't help on that!

Shannon it's too hot here to snuggle much... at least that's the excuse my husband uses!

Ontario Wanderer said...

I am struggling with butterfly ID's. I put a photo up on my blog last week that looks a lot like, but not exactly like, your photo. Northern Pearl Crescent was suggested but I thought my photo was of a Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis). Do you know how to tell the difference? Are our butterflies the same species?

Rurality said...

Dean, well obviously I'm struggling too - I had it wrong. RD was right on this one I think. It was very hard to tell from the markings (for me) but once I thought about the size of mine, I realized that it wasn't a Pearl Crescent - they are very small. I was in a hurry yesterday and didn't consult my book, d'oh! I changed it on the post.