Joro spiders

An invasive species, East Asian Joro spiders probably arrived in the state of Georgia, where I live, in shipping containers, according to researchers at the University of Georgia. Joros are harmless to humans but grow to be rather large and can be frightening to anyone who has never seen them before. They’ve been here for…

Festival of Leaves 2022 Week #5 – Pecan tree

The house in which I grew up was built in 1952 in town, but the area had once been a pecan grove. When the house was constructed, the pecan trees were already mature and quite large. Most are still standing and still producing some pecans. Linked to Dawn’s Festival of Leaves

Seed Heads

Another sure sign Fall is on the way. Seed heads of my Country Clematis… “The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.” (Leo Buscaglia)