These tiny white flowers decorate Virginia Creeper Vines, and this tiny
egg decorated a flower bud.
Here's a tree stump I hid with Virginia Creeper Vine. This one was
easy to hide, because the vine was all over the pine tree before the
hurricanes, so I didn't even have to plant it there. That was a fine
solution for a little while, until I realized how very many
will move into a tree stump. On one hand, they help hollow it
out so it becomes easier to cut and move, yet on the other hand, I'm not
terribly thrilled at the idea of ant habitat near a human dwelling.
I suspect that the egg will hatch into one
of these tiny sphinx moth caterpillars.
I am so tempted to bring it inside to find out for sure, but that will
have to be a story for a different summer; life's a bit busy right now.
Further up the vine I found a
covered in white wasp cocoons.
and I found this bush katydid nymph
on my Virginia Creeper
several times while it grew up. It was a beautiful
, although quite
shy. It took a lot of tries to get a decent picture of it before it hopped out
'Grasshopper' came to mind when I first saw it, but a nagging feeling
said that wasn't quite right with those long wispy antenna, so I sent a
picture of it to bug
to find out what it was.
Virginia Creeper is a vine
. It is just as
happy sneaking across a lawn as it is creeping up a tree like this
Norfolk Island Pine.
It is quite content growing in Australian
too. This beautiful tendril draped pleasantly across the
These two Gulf Fritillary Butterflies
were making good use of the vine. They appeared to be getting prepared
to bed down on it for the night. The Australian Pines
provide a bit of
shelter from the wind that the butterflies
was under a leaf that
wasn't looking too healthy.
And this one was crawling up a tendril of new vine. Elsewhere an
sat waiting for prey to
I tried numerous times to get a picture of this tiny beetle. It was
excellent at escape! I've no idea what it is, so I sent it to
A few of my Virginia Creeper Vines have little red aphids sucking on
them. These ants
go back and forth
up the vine tending to them.
This was a creepy find - a ghostly white spider
is eating a skipper
butterfly that came to nectar on my Cnidoscolus bush
. Virginia Creeper
keeps trying to creep up and over the bush, and I don't want it to get
covered in creeper like this invasive Schefflera is.
When Virginia Creeper creeps up other plants like this Norfolk Island
pine tree, it can make it all the way to the top.
are not my favorite
some of them are really interesting.