Right now, we're struggling to rid our yard of this Giant Palo Verde Root Borer Beetle we spotted last night crawling (actually, walking) in the dark, close to the patio! Quickly placed a pot over it - closest at hand. Ugh... on the one hand, we don't want to kill it; on the other, we … Continue reading Giant Black Beetle… Palo Verde Root Borer
A breath of fresh air... seagull, watching... California. by chitralekhan When I'm thirsting to see the vast ocean... and craving for some cool breeze, the drive can be several thousand miles... or, hundreds... all the way to the Pacific Coast! If only one could fly... quite like a seagull! 😉
Shooting Stars! by chitralekhan You just learned you're pregnant... you're overjoyed, and share your thrill with all who care to listen to you.Well, when this phony palm sprouts new shoots, my heart sings with joy... yeah, another 'phony' 😉 joins our family! Alas, one that's not quite as famous as the Ponytail Palm (that's … Continue reading Shooting Stars!
Although jet black, or dark grey in color, the dolphins lay in a massive pool of red... soiled with their own blood. Thanks to whaling practices on Faroe Islands in Denmark for over 10 centuries, entire schools of these long-finned pilot whales are slaughtered during summers for "non-commerical" purposes. On a scale that includes the … Continue reading Pilot Whales from the Dolphin family… 1,000 massacred annually!