Here are some of the pictures I took in celebration of nature in 2014
A rare ice storm for this part of the world
Closeup of a dandelion and a green tree frog on some bubble wrap in the greenhouse
White poppy, which is indigenous to this area and which grows in our yard, and a passionflower blossom. I planted the passionflower in a pot, and it has yet to be put in the ground. Hopefully this year.
A little toad that was living in one of the grow bags that I planted carrots in last year and what I believe are probably assassin bug larvae
Some of the numerous monarch butterfly larvae that lived on the butterfly asclepias that seeded itself in the side garden last year. There was a lot of butterfly asclepias and even so, the poor monarch larvae had slim pickings toward the end because there were so many of them and they were voracious. I am hoping that I was able to help slow down the decline of the monarch population if only just a little bit