Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Texture

Dirt dauber (mud dauber) wasp nest...
I did a post about these critters HERE
Barn in need of paint
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Old plow point
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16 comments:

Ms. A said...

Pardon me for being a dolt, but what is that first photo?

Martin said...

I'm curious about the first shot, too.

Marilyn said...

And I am another who is curious about what made the tubes in the first photo.

June said...

My guess is: some kind of wasp.

Jean Baardsen said...

Love the texture photos!

Merisi said...

I have not seen an organ pipe mud dauber nest in so long, I wonder if there are any here at all.

Brian Miller said...

nice...plenty of mud dobbers in my pops garage...really like the look of old barns...

Elora said...

I know that you have listened to those dirt daubers, as I have, knowing they are somewhere close by, but unable to run down the sound! They're very mysterious and musical sometimes!

Interesting how these solitary wasps make their homes.They fill things in, too. Our shop vacuum has holes in its handles. They are now filled with dirt/mud. The solitary wasp seems to try to take advantage of Pre-built structures, and adds to it with its own version of adobe!

Elora

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Vicki -- beautiful shots of Appalachian smalls. I read your previous post on the mud daubers, excellent piece. Thanks -- barbara

Mama-Bug said...

These are awesome Vicki, love the dirt dauber nest. Those critters build them on my front porch eaves all the time.

dleisert said...

Another wonderful photo post. You know, it occurs to me that this is one reason your books are so good. You look at a wasp nest, and see possibilities beyond the obvious.

debra

Southwest Arkie said...

There is just something about that barn wood- it would be a shame if it was painted. Love that old worn out look.

Brenda said...

From the first few comments, I take it that mud daubers are not common in all places! It's funny to think how sights and sounds that are so commonplace as to hardly be worth noticing might be completely foreign to someone else.

GrandmaK said...

Quite a variety of textures...the mud dauber nests look like a pan flute...Don't know why that came to mind! ;0) Cathy

Vicki Lane said...

Don't call yourself a dolt, Mrs. A. You're in good company with lots of folks who aren't familiar with dirt daubers. I went back and put more info under the picture.

Elora, one year at our Easter party. I'd filled a big five gallon cooler with lemonade. Early on a child came to tell me there was something wrong with the lemonade; it was dirty. I found that the spigot had been used by a solitary wasp for a nest. Now I cover the spigots with foil before putting the cooler in the basement.

Could be, Debra. I love how much interesting stuff there is all around.

So true, Brenda -- which is one reason I follow blogs from all around the world.

Me too, Cathy. I've always loved pan pipes.

Kath said...

Going to look at my mud daubers and their mud tunnels with a new appreciation.