Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunny Sunday

The wildflower garden covering the septic tanks was grown from a seed mix from Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg. It's now mid November and the Indian Blanket and salvia are still blooming like crazy. There are also a few horsemint, quite a bit of what looks like allysum, and a few other species. This garden gets no supplemental irrigation and a good portion of it is growing in 100% caliche. We are amazed!

Look at the pollen sack on his back leg! He's been a busy little ... well, you know what!

The strong afternoon sunlight washes out some of the vibrancy as it filters through the monarch's wings and the flower petals.

Foley peeks out from a twist-leaf yucca. Foley is 8-months old and is in quarantine for sarcoptic mange, a very contagious skin disease caused by a small mite. He's been a very good boy despite being locked in the laundry room 24/7. Foley came to Cocker Spaniel Rescue from the Waco Humane Society where he was surrendered by his owners because of his veterinary needs.

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