I don't have any knitting content to post today, but I do have a couple pictures to share that I took around the porch.
This fist picture is of a little tiny grasshopper that was on one of my house plants that stays on the back porch in the summer. The grasshopper was only about the size of my thumbnail. I also saw a katydid on our porch, but I was unable to get a clear picture.
I really enjoy taking photos of interesting creatures and plants that are living and growing around my house. You have probably guessed this from the photos I've posted to my blog so far. I've gotten a little better at taking pictures since starting the blog and have been entertaining the idea of exploring the topic a little more. We'll see though - all I need is another hobby. And I'm sure that the equipment would put a definite dent in any budget I have for yarn.
The other photos I have for today are of my hoya plant that is blooming. Back in April I posted H is for Hindu Rope that showed one of my favorite and most interesting house plants.
The plant is outside for the summer and I have started fertilizing it on a regular basis. It is growing well and has finally bloomed. The blooms occur at the end of the long stems and are in clusters. So far I only have one cluster on my plant - but it appears that there are many more peduncles. These are the little "stems" from which the flowers appear. I'm hoping that there will be more flowers this year, but at least it is a start.
I had been checking the plant every day for signs of flowers, but had given up. The other day I noticed these star shaped flower bud hanging down and almost touching the concrete floor of the porch.
Here is the flower in all its glory. I haven't been able to detect any scent of the flower, but I love the star shape and the flowers are covered with fuzz, like a peach.