Saturday, July 17, 2010

Camera Critter Saturday

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A couple of butterflies and a couple of wasps from my yard, taken this past week. 

Too bad I don't have a picture of the mosquitoes in our yard because I think they are bigger than the butterflies or anything else this year and they are very plentiful.   The weather has been hot and humid and wet, really hot and humid and wet,  did I mention, hot, humid and wet?  :)   

We had 6.5 inches of rain in a couple of hours one day  last week, we had water in the basement, what a mess, having lived here for 33 years and only having water damage twice, in the awful Iowa floods of 08 and this past week.  We only lost the washing machine this time.  The local newspaper said yesterday that 1/3 to 1/2 of the homes in our city had water damage.    Having been a garden for 41 years I know that the climate is changing, there is no doubt about it.