Friday, August 13, 2010

Shooting Stars and Other Sundry Things...


We were very excited about the Perseid meteor shower peaking last night.  We placed our reclining lawn chairs out front where the view isn't obstructed by any trees, opened a bottle of wine, and we waited.  It wasn't as spectacular as I had hoped, but we gave it up a little early.  I kept dozing off!  The Old Hippie saw two good ones with dust trails, but I missed both of them. We saw about a dozen total.


The heat is on!  A couple of weeks ago, the forcast said 105F, but it actually got up to 108F.  


This is what I saw through the French doors last night after we came in from stargazing.  


A Spring Peeper!




So cute... and then he was off like a rocket.


I got this freaky little plant as a Christmas gift, but I don't know what it is.  Anyone know?  It is definitely not aloe.  I was told that it would get much bigger and put off babies (or offshoots if you prefer the botanical term) like an airplane plant (chlorophytum comosum).  It has not gotten any bigger since Christmas, and no babies so far.  The unexpected mushroom was a nice surprise!  I am thinking that I need to transplant it to a bigger container.

Happy weekend!

Peace, love and happiness,
Earth Mother

7 comments:

Shayna Prentice said...

What a dear little frog! And I love the mushroom surprise in your plant ... I saw two shooting stars ... thanks for the sweet post!

Rue said...

Can't help you on the plant ID (but it's interesting...) but I do have a gift for you. You won the Animal Speak Runes on my giveaway!

Drop me an email with your mailing address, and I'll get those off to you on Monday! Congrats!

rueandhyssop (at) gmail (dot) com.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I really like the frog photos! It´s been cloudy here so I haven´t been able to see the meteors at all.

The plant is from the family Haworthia, what species though I have no idea. Popular pot plants for those liking succulents here.

Have a great day now!
Christer.

The Blue Faerie said...

He's so cute! I'm surprised you were able to get that close without him hopping onto the camera lens. :)

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Chris in the Emerald City said...

@Rue...

Yea!!! I can't believe I actually won something! I'm a happy happy happy girl!

@Christer...

THANK YOU so much for identifying the mystery plant! Sorry the clouds prevented you from seeing any meteors!

@Blue Faerie...

I used the zoom for the froggie. I did scream like a little girl when he did finally jump. They are REALLY fast!

Chris in the Emerald City said...

@Shayna...

Shooting stars always give me a thrill! Glad you caught a few!

Peace,
Chris.........

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Chis - great shots of the meteor shower. Grenville told me about it and then we "forgot" to sit outside, most likely because it was too hot and humid. We've also had temps way in the 90s on the VA eastern shore.

Great frog shot - wish we had a couple of those little hoppers around here. Yes, I know we do but I have never seen one close up to take a pic.