I have had a pot of water on my lanai for a while now. I love watching the birds come to drink it and bathe in it. There have been all kinds of birds, but lately there are a lot of java sparrows. Looking more closely, I’ve noticed that some of them are juveniles. I think it’s a family! …a BIG family.
They hang out in the tree next to my lanai, and come down periodically for drinks and swimming. Then right at dusk, they all come at once for one last drink before bedtime. It’s amazing and fun to watch.
The ‘uala plant (sweet potato) at my school has some eggs on it.
I have been searching the internet to see what they are, but I can’t figure it out. I keep seeing mealy bugs or wooly aphids, but I don’t think that’s what these are. I can kind of see little worm-shaped things. What lays hairy eggs?
I have a regular-sized orchid that is I think two years old. It started blooming a while back. I also have a smaller one that my school’s secretary gave to me. It had finished blooming, and she asked if I wanted it. I said yes, because I’m such a pushover for plants. But I’ve never seen it bloom. Until now. It’s the same color as my big one! Nice!
And it was also fun to see that the small orchid has a pattern on its petals. So pretty!