Friday, October 22, 2010

Odd bug, flies, four legs?

This bug looked like a mercedes emblem or peace sign, in a way, at first. Seems only to have four legs. Disguised as tree parts, but flies. Anyone know what it is? Holly saw it first. It was at our house in Albuquerque.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Vine Identification, please

The vine can be freestanding or it can twine. The flowers are pinky purple. (Ignore ducks and morning glories in the background.) Please identify:

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

World War II insignia

These were in a little box marked "Probably Kirby's," in handwriting I don't recognize. It was passed on by one of my aunts.

I only recognize tech corporal and the sergeant's stripes. Can anyone name the others? I'm not positive they're all my dad's, but I know he worked with trucks and jeeps, and was a sergeant when he left the service.

Thanks for any help!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Mushroom ID, please

This was in Albuquerque. I showed this to Holly, who is staying near Montreal (Saint Lazare, Quebec) and she said there was one like it last week in their back yard. "It's hollow," she said. "Break it open."

Sure enough, the stem is like the lightest closed-cell foam, and it's hollow. The images below are in the order of
Probably opened yesterday; shrunk back down; Current; Still hasn't sprung up from the ground:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Flower ID, please

Can anyone identify this? It's in South Carolina, at Katherine's house. :-)