My husband, Harry, was working in the backyard and called my attention to an interesting insect he had discovered. It was a Wheel Bug (Arilus cristatus) and the unique spiky wheel-like formation on its back is the source of its common name.
I’ve been captivated recently by our Red Maple (Acer rubrum). It’s just outside our dining room window and I’ve tremendously enjoyed its brilliant leaves.
It is especially beautiful in the morning when the leaves are backlit by the morning sun, creating a stained-glass effect. Continue reading “Autumn’s last hurrah”
Harry and I recently hiked in the Red River Gorge in Eastern Kentucky to enjoy the fall color. Trees were creating the biggest splashes, however shrubs and low-growing trees were also adding to the color and bringing it closer to eye level.
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) was abundant with its colorful mitten-shaped leaves.