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mnhtnbb's Journal
mnhtnbb's Journal
July 7, 2024

Bee and Butterflies

There was a lot of shade when I noticed the Black Swallowtail out on my Lantana at the end of June. Not many blacks visit my yard and when they do, rarely stay put long enough to get a shot. I got ONE of this guy. Coleus in the background.

There were TWO Yellow Swallowtails out among the 'Ming Toy' day lilies. Although they landed on the same flower several times, I wasn't quick enough to get a shot of them together. One shot looks like a Butterfly in Bloom.

And, finally, a bee among the Lantana.

July 2, 2024

New UNC Board of Governors headed by 3 women

being touted for historic leadership. The real story is that they found three Republican women to take the positions, including an African American woman.

Voter registration is public information in NC. If someone is registered unaffiliated, you can still see which ballot the individual chose for a primary election.

Three women means nothing if they support a political party that denies women control of their own bodies.


June 19, 2024

Wordle 1096 Jun 19 Spoilers

Wordle 1,096 3/6


NY Times average 3.6 and Wordlebot in 3.

June 12, 2024

From the garden

(Post #31,500 since May 8, 2005)

Butterfly on Lantana


Anole watching me water this morning (and he didn't disappear when I dashed inside to get the camera)

June 5, 2024

Wordle 1082 Jun 5 Spoiler Thread

Wordle 1,082 4/6


NY Times average 3.8 and Wordlebot in 2.

May 31, 2024

Wordle 1077 Spoilers 5/31Is that you, Dr. Jill?

Wordle 1,077 4/6


NY Times average 3.9 and Wordlebot in 3

May 24, 2024

Butterfly bushes work!

Yellow swallowtail enjoying my dwarf butterfly bushes in the garden late this afternoon.

Yarrow behind the butterfly bush

May 17, 2024

Friday afternoon cocktails

Why wait for 5 o'clock? It's five somewhere, right? I'm sitting on my covered porch. Listening to cicadas. Watching them fly through the yard and land...at my feet or in the patio furniture. They have a 17 year life cycle. It hit me: in all likelihood I will not be alive when they return in 2041. I'm 73.

So, I'm having that cocktail at 4 pm, instead of 5.

May 15, 2024


Sitting on my covered porch just now and saw the Yarrow move. I've had a rabbit and went to see if it was lurking. Nope. Just a green anole.

May 7, 2024

Wordle 1053 May 7 ***Spoiler Thread***

Wordle 1,053 5/6


NY Times average 4.1 and Wordlebot in 4.

MCH strikes again.

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Hometown: NYC
Home country: USA
Current location: Durham, NC
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