Six on Saturday - September 18, 2021

 Six on Saturday mid-September.

1 - It's that time of year when perennials get cut back.  The coreopsis is already putting out next year's growth. 

2 - A really pretty mushroom shot from below and taken as a selfie.  I nearly had to stand on my head to get it!

3 - A male Long-horned bee in a sulfur cosmos.  Only the males have the long antennae. 

4 - I just noticed earlier this week that a big chunk of the New Dawn rose is dead.  I'll have to gird myself with thick clothing and gloves and take a look. 

5 - Honey bee in litchi tomato flowers.  Litchi tomatoes DO taste like a mix of tomatoes and cherries.  But, they have lots of very hard, large seeds, considering how small the fruits themselves are, the size of a small cherry tomato. 



 6 - The Monster, the mystery squash, is beautiful.  It may be Tatume (Tat-oo-me), Mexican squash, a kind that can be harvested as summer squash or winter squash. 

I harvested some as summer squash.  Not for me!  I never eat summer squash.  I gave them away. 

That's it for me.  What six things do you have?


Comments

  1. Great photos, especially the little mushroom/toadstool!

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  2. Ooh ! Are you already starting to cut perennials? I am not yet at this stage, I'am waiting another month ...
    Very pretty and original these squashes ... Why do you never eat summer squash? Are you saving them just for the winter?

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    1. The coreopsis is showing its age. One it stopped flowering, and there is new growth under it all, I cut them back.
      I do not like summer squash's taste. Bitter. Nasty texture too! So, yes, I am hoping they will be good when ripe. If so, I'll cook it, puree it, and freeze it. If not, I'll give them away, for human or livestock use. We have a lot of rural and agriculture nearby.

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  3. Your photos are beautiful ! Especially the insects .. so sharp and colourful on your plants ! Well done !

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    1. Sometimes the phone takes really nice shots! Other times I can't get it to focus.

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  4. Pretty flowers. I bet whoever got the squash was happy to have it.

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    1. I hope so, although how they could be happy with zucchini type things I don't know!

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