25 September, 2016 Even slugs take naps!
Neural Activity Pause – that’s what my dad used to call naps. I am currently unaware of just how much neural activity goes on in a slug’s mind, but it sure looks like this one is taking a NAP:
I think that’s a Leopard slug, a.k.a. Great gray slug, (Limax maximus). If you know better, as always, I encourage you to educate me.
I haven’t been out a great deal this week – still recovering from my travel and triathlons last weekend – so it was thoughtful of this Pileated Woodpecker to stop in a Loblolly Pine directly across the street from my house. I leaned against the porch to stabilize the camera – frontyard birding!:
And when you lean against that side of the front porch, this is what you get to smell. This was taken on a different day; it had rained overnight. As long as there are gardenias in our yard, I’ll post a picture. The intersection of pleasing-to-the-eye and pleasing-to-the-nose. Too bad there’s no Smell-o-vision:
This morning was the only day I made it to the river this week – and I was rewarded with a flower I don’t recall seeing before. Plant identifiers, please educate me about this beauty:
A few steps later I saw this orange flower; it’s Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) and it’s purported to have skin healing properties. I’ve never tried, but what I’ve read sounds credible:
And this already short blog post would be even shorter if I left Mackey and Turner and Yuki off; not to worry:
And have a great week!