With this said, now you can understand why I got excited that I finally got several pictures the past weekend that I think at least show-able (is this even a word?). Of course I won't be able to tell you what is the name for each creature. All I know is that the first two are dragonflies (but what kind??), and the third one is some sort of beetle. I am sure lots of you out there will be able to give me their names just like that!
Oh, you may have noticed that I actually added caption for this below one. Yes, have seen it so many times in several Florida bloggers' posts posted by FloridaGirl, Deborah and RainforestGardener , I am finally able to recognize it :)
Now, here is another thing that amazed me recently in the garden.
Sago palm (Cycas revoluta) just finished putting up the new set of fronds! Sago palm is very slow growing plant, and it only sprouts the new fronds once every half year. However, once it starts setting the sprouts, I am amazed how fast they grow! You can see in short 2 weeks, what a progress those new fronds have made!
|The fourth day|
|The seventh day|
|The ninth day|
|The 13th day. Almost full open with still soft curly leaves|
In case you are wondering what is the flower that kept peeking through the sago palm's fronds. It is the Acalypha reptans, Dwarf Chenille, or fire tail. They grow under the sago palm, and seem loving the shelter that the sago palm has provided to them.
|Acalypha reptans, Dwarf Chenille, or Fire Tail|