It's Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer.. Drop by and see what all has been happening this past week.
As promised I've been keeping an eye on the lil bluebird eggs.. and lookie what has just started happening today.. We have 1 lil baby so far. I didn't want to hang around long and tick Mommie and Daddy off.. so I only got 3 pictures .. but next week they should all be here and look totally different.
Remember the Catalpa Worm tree I shared last week...
Well Guess What... The Worms have arrived too!
Notice how they have already started devouring the leaves.
The heart shaped leaves are absolutely gorgeous and they provide a thick layer of shade.
Notice the different designs on each of them.. They all share the bright neon yellow and black colors.. I just love seeing the different patterns on them.
Here are some smaller ones.. They will be as large as the larger ones tomorrow.. and the larger ones you see below will be twice their size tomorrow as well. They grow rapidly.
These lil suckers are a hot commodity for southern fishermen. The fat worms draw catfish like crazy. Their juices are the enticement for the fish. They just can't seem to resist.
We have used them for fishing in the past... and have had people stop by wanting them. They'll shake em from the trees and gather 'em up by the bucket load. Many folks freeze them for later use.. we've never done it.
When the leaves are gone.. they're gone. Usually about a week to a week and a half. Many of the worms get picked off by the birds and wasps.
One of the downsides of having them around.. the poop droppings. Below on the center vein of the leaf you'll see lil black tiny dots.. that's catalpa worm poop lol. It covers the ground underneath the trees about an inch deep. The good thing though is it's great compost and makes the soil rich.. but as you're standing around looking at em.. you hear this sound.. sounds like sleet falling.. so wear a hat!
This next shot is just a little reminder... Never leave a tiki torch unattended or have the wick to high!
I hope you learned a lil bit about catalpa worms.. and don't think to many redneck thoughts about me now lol. I'm married to Mr DNR *Department of Natural Resources* and we just love nature and all of God's glory in it.
I'm going to leave you today with a couple shots of my lil babies.. Rocky & Gizzy!
Gizzy is in dire need of a haircut.. He's got sheep herder dog bangs lol!
He had a lil itch.. and rolled around all over the ground! He was having so much fun I almost tried it myself.
It's so odd not having my sweet lil Binks around.. Gizzy & Rocky both miss Binks too.. and look for her all over the place.. as do I. We're all starting to heal.. One Day At A Time. Thank You All for All of Your Thoughtful Comments and Gracious Prayers.
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Have A Blessed Day,
Have A Blessed Day,