The destruction in our neighborhood was significantly less severe than in areas just a couple of miles away. Arbitrary, insensate, the storm shuffled and hurled walls of ice, accompanied by flattening winds. The track of the storm displayed no care for garden, or gardener.
|Black chin or rufous? Impossible to tell in this photo but appearing the morning after the hail storm, and first of the season.|
|Blanket flower/Gaillardia pulchella|
|Crab spider/Thomisidae captures a Juniper Hairstreak/Callophyrys gryneus, aka dinner.|
|Poison ivy/Toxicodendron radicans|
|No-spot ladybug, Cycloneda munda on Pink Evening Primrose, Oenothera speciosa|
|Striped Rabdotus snail/Raddotus alternatus|
|Henry Duelberg salvia/Salvia farinacea|
|Black-and-yellow Lichen Moth/Lycomorpha pholus on Lance-leafed Coreopsis/Coreopsis lanceolata|
|Clasping coneflower/Dracopis amplexicaulis|
I find it all a little overwhelming. When I think about it at all.