Saturday, October 9, 2010

What in the World ?

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On days like today, I know – without a shadow of doubt- this quirky yard

is mine-

all mine.

I am the mad scientist that tries to coax things to grow and flourish

in this wild kingdom.

What in the world caused the fruit on our citrus tree in our backyard to do this?

And what is this?

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Oh… and the cutter ants are back.

Sigh…

20 comments:

CHERI said...

Love the butterfly...or is it a moth???

Blondie's Journal said...

Is that a lime? Are they all like that? Is that a Butterfly? Are those eyeballs?

What in the world, Laura?

XO,
Jane

Privet and Holly said...

Gosh, Laura,
sounds like a
veritable JUNGLE
out there!!! But
a very interesting
one...
xx Suzanne

Tamra said...

Ok a lime with "cut here" marks?

Now that's impressive!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

First off how lucky are you to have citrus trees. That is pretty strange a perfect stripe down the side. Nature has a sense of humor. The man up the street from me has a beautiful maple tree. One half has red leaves the other half has green. Straight down the middle. All summer long its the oddest thing.

Diana said...

Strange but so beautiful!!

Snappy Di said...

Almost looks like the skin of a walnut. How strange indeed.

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

If you grow an entire orchard of limes like that you'll make all the bartenders in the world happy with built in cut marks. The Efficient Lime, Limey Lines, Line Your Lime????

I think your pet moth may have...um... had it's way... with your pet butterfly.

Claudia said...

That is a gorgeous moth, for sure!

xo
Claudia

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like a moth, but have no idea what happened to the fruit.
Have a great week.

Cindy - Letters From Midlife said...

I'm not sure what causes the lime to be like that but I think the moth is an Io moth.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'll enjoy adding you to my blog list and reading some of your past posts.

June said...

Laura, do you know how much I enjoy coming over here to your quirky yard and see the beauty that abounds in it? Even your bicolored citrus! Your posts make me think, make me laugh, and make me grateful to call you friend!
hugs to you from here...

Debbie said...

Laura, what a pleasant place to visit! And I see a few friends who have added comments, including Cindy and Marla. Great gals and women of God.

I can't give you any advice on fruit trees. We recently moved to a temporary home and there are fruit trees out back but they don't look very good. Help!

Olive Cooper said...

The world is a glorious place!

Deb said...

the highs and the lows of gardening...great photos

NanaDiana said...

Oh My! Oh My! Oh My! Citrus and Moths and Ants-Oh My! Hugs-Diana

Karen said...

Laura, I sent the lime/lemon picture to a friend who knows citrus. I'm anxious to see what he says. I think I have seen this happen before. Must be the grafting?
And I love the moth! Think I would frame his picture.
Have a GREAT week!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Your yard knows you are a blogger and provides you with interesting pictures for your blog???

Relyn said...

That is the MOST gorgeous butterfly I've seen outside a butterfly museumish place. How wonderful! Plus, I'm loving that odd limon.

Krista said...

I love Texas for giving me awesome things like this to photograph and making them extra big so they show up well in photos for this type of post!

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