Forsythia Hill


Photos taken by me, living on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.
A closeup exploration of my garden and pets incorporating my online shops, ForsythiaHill.etsy.com and DontUWantMe.etsy.com. I retain the copyright and reproduction rights on all my written text and photographs.

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Brilliant Pure White Daffodil.  
There are 13 different Daffodil Divisions based on classification and 25,000 registered Hybrid Species!  
I’m just happy seeing a plain white bloom!  

Brilliant Pure White Daffodil.  

There are 13 different Daffodil Divisions based on classification and 25,000 registered Hybrid Species!  

I’m just happy seeing a plain white bloom!  

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Last evening right at dusk this wonderful adult Tomato Hornworm Sphinx Moth was zooming around my Nicotiana Sylvestris (flowering tobacco), Only the Lonely.  I am shocked at the length of the proboscis in this photo! No other insect group has such length (it can be up to 10” long) - CRAZY.
The Hummingbird is totally confused by this plant so I was mystified as to what pollinator was interested in it —- now I know!  I never have Tomato Hornworms on my Tomato plants and I’m wondering if it is because I have my Nicotiana in another bed and they prefer it or have set up camp here ?  Seems to be a good thing.  I have read to not plant it near your vegetable garden because it is in the Tobacco family. 

Last evening right at dusk this wonderful adult Tomato Hornworm Sphinx Moth was zooming around my Nicotiana Sylvestris (flowering tobacco), Only the Lonely.  I am shocked at the length of the proboscis in this photo! No other insect group has such length (it can be up to 10” long) - CRAZY.

The Hummingbird is totally confused by this plant so I was mystified as to what pollinator was interested in it —- now I know!  I never have Tomato Hornworms on my Tomato plants and I’m wondering if it is because I have my Nicotiana in another bed and they prefer it or have set up camp here ?  Seems to be a good thing.  I have read to not plant it near your vegetable garden because it is in the Tobacco family. 

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Ok, this was one of those super freaky nasty things that I encountered trying to get a shot of this lovely tree… I smelled something dead and finally figured out what it was.
I can only guess that a large bird of prey killed this poor rabbit (I wondered why I only have one rabbit each year hopping around) and hung it in the tree about 10 feet up to dine on for a few days.
W O W.  Interesting but gruesome all the same… that’s nature for ya.

Ok, this was one of those super freaky nasty things that I encountered trying to get a shot of this lovely tree… I smelled something dead and finally figured out what it was.

I can only guess that a large bird of prey killed this poor rabbit (I wondered why I only have one rabbit each year hopping around) and hung it in the tree about 10 feet up to dine on for a few days.

W O W.  Interesting but gruesome all the same… that’s nature for ya.

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Sometimes I’m just blown away by nature and think to myself - how could this be real.
My blue Hydrangea Bush is covered with hundreds of blooms this year.
Breathtakingly shocking.

Sometimes I’m just blown away by nature and think to myself - how could this be real.

My blue Hydrangea Bush is covered with hundreds of blooms this year.

Breathtakingly shocking.

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Burgundy wine Ornamental Japanese Maple and whirly seed pods.
Taken on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Burgundy wine Ornamental Japanese Maple and whirly seed pods.

Taken on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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The Eastern Redbud is a Virginia native tree and is incredible on Forsythia Hill.
My second favorite tree behind the Weeping Cherry.

The Eastern Redbud is a Virginia native tree and is incredible on Forsythia Hill.

My second favorite tree behind the Weeping Cherry.

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I just can’t get enough of the ornamental flowering Pink Dogwood.
It was hard to decide which photo to post, so lovely.
Taken on Forsythia Hill today.

I just can’t get enough of the ornamental flowering Pink Dogwood.

It was hard to decide which photo to post, so lovely.

Taken on Forsythia Hill today.

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The Dogwoods are really starting to bloom out on Forsythia Hill.
We were surprised last spring to see we had several established pink varieties of
Cornus Florida at our newly purchased house.

The Dogwoods are really starting to bloom out on Forsythia Hill.

We were surprised last spring to see we had several established pink varieties of

Cornus Florida at our newly purchased house.

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