The air is heavy with the sweet fragrance of the Common Milkweed….or Asclepsias syriaca.
The blooms are full. I did not see any larvae on them…sadly we have only seen a few Monarchs lately. Fibers from the old stems can be used for nest building by Orioles.
Minnesota has thirteen different kinds of milkweed.
Busy days after the 4th of July. I went to Bingo with my Dad, he hollered Bingo once! In the N’s …he never Bingos in the N’s… he said it was a historic bingo.
Far Guy and I are working on the Christmas Ornaments, we have 70 ready to paint and 10 are being painted…so 80/100 are carved. Last year I was done with the entire project by the end of August…time will tell if I make it this year. The projected heat wave may give me a chance to paint indoors.
Chance is in a funk …again…he gets depressed after Jen visits…Miney and Little Elvis are missed. Chance got to play “Lassie “ one day…I was keeping one eye on all three dogs as I worked in my garage. Suddenly Chance appeared and just stared at me….interrupting my work….something was wrong. Little Elvis was with Chance but Miney was no where to be found…I hollered and hollered (she is quite deaf) …I went to the house to see if Far Guy had let her in the house…he hadn’t but said “She is right out the window.” What a relief. Not sure where she went but luckily she came back.