I forget what this plant is called, but I frequently see it around here.
It has very tiny pretty purple blooms.
I can’t recall if I have shared any photographs of this on the blog before or not.
But if I have, I still don’t know what this is. LOL!
It’s some sort of odd grass-like plant that grows in one spot on the creek bank. I suspect that it is some sort of purchased plant, that maybe got displaced during flooding and belonged to someone up the creek from us… maybe. That is totally a guess. But it doesn’t look like anything native that I’ve ever seen around here.
This is what it looks like sprouting up:
And this is a stick of it left over from last season:
It stays green months after a stalk has broken off. And during the summer it has stripes. My daughter says that she thinks it looks like something out of Dr. Suess, and I think she’s right. Although you wouldn’t think so by the two photos I am sharing here. I need to try to get some of it, during it’s more colorful stage.
If anyone knows what it is, please let me know. Thanks!
I believe this is a type of sparrow. I shouldn’t admit this probably, but I’m honestly too lazy/tired too look it up right now. ;) If anyone wants to tell me what it is, I’ll happily add the exact name in. Or perhaps I’ll look it up myself when feeling a little more perky. I just thought it was interesting to see it at that feeder. I have seen them eat on the ground before, but never on that feeder. I think it’s cute.
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While I was photographing the Woodpecker in the last post, a hawk flew in up on the mountain. I’m not great at bird identification, but I think it is a Cooper’s hawk. It was very far away and raining, so the photos aren’t great. I watched it sit there for awhile, while nearby crows went crazy making a big fuss about it being around. It ignored them and preened it’s feathers, even looked at me at time or two. Then it flew to the ground. I don’t know what it did, I never saw it fly back up and I waited for as long as I could in the cold. It didn’t really fly down like they do when they are after something. So I’m not sure what it was up to. I have it going to the ground on a video clip. But it’s not a very good clip because of my shakiness, so I didn’t upload it to the video log. I can if someone is really interested in it. But it’s not that great.
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