Definitely, the Dirt Dog Days of August have arrived as the temperatures stayed above 100 degrees all August. No Rain = Tons of Dust blowing in on the South Bay Breezes. 'Fat Sissy' (pictured above) is displaying rolling in the dusty dirt and sand. We are going down to dirt level tonight in the info about Earthworms! Your photostudy tonight includes a volunteer earthworm from the garden who came out in the heat at noon. (not typical). And of course, some flowers mixed in blooming today in the heat! Anyway, Enjoy!
The Crape Myrtles: A Rainbow of Color in the Yard
The Coral Bean Tree blooming like firecrackers!
One of the entries from the Google Index:
Single Purple Althea, Red Throat
Single Purple Althea, Bumblebee Throat!
Double Pink Althea Tree:
This earthworm came out today just to meet You! Some people eat these. Some people fish with them. Here this guy is crawling across bank sand. Many earthworms live here in my great composted soil (from all the trees)
|Amynthas sp., a common Asian earthworm often cosmopolitan and introduced around the world|
|Suborder:||Lumbricina + Moniligastrida|
NODC v. 8.0, 1996
Locomotion and importance to soil
The Vine below usually blooms in the Spring. Surprise! Cross Vine
From the Google Index: (see your search box for more entries)
The Hotter it gets, the more the Oleanders bloom (zone 9)
From the Google Index:
Checking on the Orange Citrus Tree:
From the Google Index: (use your Search Box for more entries on Citrus Trees)
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!
Be Careful on the Roads and watch for Dusty Dirt Days! Big Hugs!