Saturday, September 18, 2010


What struck me first were the "Keep Right" sign and "One Way" sign pointing up the hill with the man asking for help just below them.  What strikes me now is the contrast of the lush green corner garden across the roads with the near lack of color in the midst of the roads where the man is standing.  You can see the water line around the garden across the roads where the grass turns from manicured green to a thirsty dull shade. Life in the city.  Monotone poverty on one block then you turn a corner to well kept gardens and green green grass.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Tomato hornworms are strange looking critters. Stranger still when there are wasp cocoons clustered on them. If you look closely, you can see that some of the cocoons have open ends where the wasps have emerged.
It's actually a very cool bit of nature in play. The hornworms are feasting on my tomato plants (the ones Mr. L. now refuses to feast on because the idea that green monsters crawled around on them grosses him out) and the wasp larvae are feasting on the hornworms. Eventually the wasp larvae would kill the hornworm so it's a natural pest deterent in theory. In reality, the hornworms usually eat the tomat plant bare long before the wasp larvae kill them. Still very cool.