Sunday, July 18, 2010

Every day something new...

I didn't expect to see so many cool things when I went out to view the garden today... it inspired me to pull out the 'nice' camera (Fujifilm Finepix S1000) in lieu of the blackberry and I played around a bit with the super macro feature which this one does pretty well.

A canteloupe blossom

A baby cucumber

baby green beans

First ear of corn starting

This is the top of a cucumber plant... just playing with macro settings.

This looks similar to a ladybird beetle which is a very beneficial garden insect as I understand... but it looks too elongated so I'm not sure exactly what it is.

I suppose I should be grateful to the bumblebees for helping my corn grow but I confess they make me a bit nervous.

There are quite a few out there today.

The watermelon vines are finally starting to get long enough to train up the trellis

The canteloupe had a headstart and are all clearly moving up.

More posts to come as more exciting things continue happening in my garden.


Richard S. said...

Cool stuff! Glad to see your hard work is paying off. I can imagine seeing something like this take off is pretty gratifying.

Percussivity said...

Yes quite! I will be sure to bring some of the fruits of my labor to the office for the IT dept to enjoy.

The Unabashed Blogger said...

My garden has been attacked by a blight or fungus; I'm not sure it will survive.

Percussivity said...

Well I just found out that the yellow bug is the dreaded cucumber beetle. The next one I find won't get its portrait taken.

LC said...

Quite cool. I love the macro work and find it inspiring. I am making a mental note to do more myself.