A macro view of the nectar oozing out of some lilies that I brought home the other day. If I was a bee I’d be pretty excited about it. 🙂
Sooo, in the process of googling what that part of the lily is, I found waaaay too much information. But I’ll summarize by saying that I believe the central prong-like thing sticking out is the pistil, and the end of it is its lady-part, called the stigma, and the nectar it is oozing is there to catch bits of pollen from the worker bees as they fly in and out. There you go – botany lesson of the day.
We checked out trees at a nearby nursery. They didn’t have many, but I found the mums mesmerizing.
Then we stopped by the beer garden at Austin Beer Works brewery and enjoyed a couple pints and some trailer-fare for dinner.
We enjoyed a lovely night on the hook. We cooked up some grilled red peppers, chicken poblano sausages and rice.
We’re spoiled now…used our phone as a wireless hotspot and then streamed shows off of amazon prime on TV down below until we both fell asleep. Not exactly roughing it. 🙂
This morning I paddled for quite a while then went ashore to scrub 6 months of gunk from the bottom of the kayak. I also checked on some geocaches I’d hidden nearby. All good.
Tonight Kurt will join us for another night in the cove. An almost full moon should light things up.
I got a bit of a late start, but I finally tended to my fenceline flowerbed. Plumbago, liriope, red salvia, autumn sage, gaillardia, may night salvia, tickseed, geranium, flowering sage, and a couple white annuals.
I’m looking forward to some color!
Monte brought home these lovely yellow tulips yesterday. So, Spring arrived early for us. They are so pretty!
I love fresh flowers in the house. I picked up a bouquet of pretty hydrangea and mums … trying to hang in there til spring arrives.
Monte brought home a set of tulips. My favorite, as you probably have learned. These are white and gorgeous.
Fyi, Google says January 17 is National Tulip Day in Holland. Go get you some!
Over the years, we’ve amassed quite a collection of aloe vera plants. Some plants Monte has had for 20 years or so.
This year we were surprised to see the grand daddy plant sending up a spike of flowers. Google sez this is common, even though it’s a first for us. Who knew?!