It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring. Which means that the lawn care people won't be out to spray the young pyramidal juniper for bag worms, this morning. I had asked, a few weeks ago, that it be sprayed because it had tiny little bags all over it and I thought it had been missed in our normally-scheduled spraying. As it turned out, they had not yet sprayed any of our junipers and choke cherry tree; so, I asked that they go ahead and spray them all - with particular attention to the one young tree that they had planted for us about three years ago when they re-did some of our landscaping.
Yesterday, while pulling weeds and trimming the spent blooms from the daisies, I noted that there were big, fat, wriggly bags on the young tree; so, I called about it, again. I am sure that, its being away from other trees, it had been missed in the spraying. Those fat suckers may hatch before we can get them sprayed. *Boom!* (just went the thunder.)
Here are a couple of photos of a quarter. The first photo shows the quarter on a toadstool - which toadstool makes the quarter look tiny. The second photo shows the quarter with 3/4 of my crop of Japanese eggplant that was picked, yesterday. The eggplant fruits make the quarter look huge. It's all relative.
P.S. I note that the date on the photos is wrong. I had to charge the camera's battery before the camera would take photos. Obviously, I failed to re-set the calendar on the camera - my older camera which has a closer focal capability.
P.P.S. Somewhere, on this blog or in a comment on someone else's blog, I believe that I commented about our having received 12" precipitation in July. If I did, that was wrong. It applied to somewhere else. We had about 8" - nearly all of which fell in the last two weeks of the month.