What perfect weather we had this weekend for being outside! Family came over, which was great since we hadn’t seen each other in months. It’s still so strange to not touch and to stay six feet apart, but at least we could feel each others’ presence and see more than a phone screen’s worth of everyone.
Before and after family, we gardened.
Although, speaking of biting insects, I got a surprise from an herbivore –a leaf hopper (nymph). If I hadn’t seen it biting me, I would never have thought it could be one of those! He must have mistaken me for a plant–Monstera deliciosa, I’m sure. :D “The members of the family Cicadellidae are commonly regarded as herbivorous since they are thought to depend entirely on plant juices for their food. It has been known for some time, however, that they will bite [wo]man.”
Sago is deadly for dogs?
Since we have a new puppy, I went through my ridiculous houseplant collection and moved some of the things that are supposed to cause dogs trouble (like philodendron). And I heard that sago palm is so dangerous just a few nibbles can kill your dog, so I got rid of the one I had. It was prickly anyway, and I’m not all that keen on plants that stab me.