Tuesday, November 5, 2013

leaf galls...

found an oak leaf covered in galls this morning when i took zane out to do the rounds.  never seen one with so many galls.  they're caused by a tiny wasp stinging the leaf to lay an egg.  the leaf makes the gall to protect itself, walling up the wasp larva.  i've seen different forms of leaf galls---these are some of the neatest.




got the tri-fold gate put up at one end of the garden near the front door of the house.




got some sunshine with the boys.

 


and a beautiful man made me a beautiful dinner.