A pair of Gulf Fritillary butterflies sample the nectar of one of my Giant Mexican Sunflowers (tithonia diversifolia). The flowers are Fall bloomers and come on after the regular Mexican Sunflowers pretty much go into demise for the Fall and Winter. This morning the low hit 28 degrees bringing the first freeze of the season and I wonder how long these flowers or the butterflies will still be around this year.
I acquired this Fall bloomer at the Kanapaha Spring Garden Festival this year after reading about them in the Sun. I watched them grow to the roof all Summer and staked them when the wind blew them over. My efforts have been rewarded.
According to Google Analytics, the top five most-viewed posts here during September were:
- How to make a banana pudding – Finally a new champion.
- More Ichetucknee Springs tubing photos – The new champ on Google for “Ichetucknee Springs tubing photos.”
- Ichetucknee Springs tubing photos – The former champ is down, but not out.
- Mario, 9 Sep 1990 – 12 Jan 2007 – Still getting search hits for â€œMario 9.â€
- Digital Photography presentation available – I should put the Analytics tracking code on the presentation itself to see how many click throughs it gets. I guess this is an example of “the long tail.”
I didn’t post for August because it looked just like July.
My old Canon Powershot G1, that I’ve had almost six years now, has always taken amazing pictures of blue skies. It’s now relegated to hazardous duty such as cycling or kayaking, but may get replaced for that because its response time is so slow and its screen seems to be getting weak.