Monday, January 13, 2014


While summer is heralded by the heat, several things remind us of Summer.  Some are great, like being able to enjoy swimming in the river, some that are annoying like the noise from the Cicadas is a constant reminder of Summer.

Hatched Cicada Larva
Luckily they are only bad about once every five years when the larva come up out of the ground to mate in the trees and the snakes start to move about.  I found this Night Tiger (Brown Tree Snake) on the upstairs windowsill.

Southern Night Tiger
We caught it and released it in the bush the next day.

But Summer also brings the garden to life

and always brings plenty of fruit

Passion fruit and Strawberries for breakfast

Strawberry Jam
Extra strawberries made into Strawberry Jam