Cleaning the Awning — and Wildflowers

Wild Carrots (Queen Anne's Lace) with one flower head birdsnesting (folding up to ripen the seeds)

Wild Carrots (Queen Anne’s Lace) with one flower head birdsnesting (folding up to ripen the seeds)

Underneath a wild carrot flower

Underneath a wild carrot flower

Today Ron and I scrubbed the mildew (all we could get) off the Casita’s awning.  I applied mildew remover, rolled up the awning and let it set for a while, opened the awning, sprayed some more, scrubbed, then hosed it off.  And then did it again.  There are some stains I couldn’t remove entirely.  Maybe I’ll buy the kind of mildew cleaner that foams the next time and see if it will get it all.

I got sidetracked from packing for the trip when I caught a glimpse of wild carrots by the road.  And then I took off on rabbit trails chasing more photos.  I’ll get back to the packing this evening. 🙂

Closeup of the birdsnest.  It will eventually be bullet shaped.

Closeup of the birdsnest. It will eventually be bullet shaped.

Another shot

Another shot

Baby bracken leaves

Baby bracken leaves

Baby white oak leaves (I think)

Baby white oak leaves (I think)

This is the first time I have seen this type of gall on dandelion leaves.  I think it's caused by a midge or a mite.

This is the first time I have seen this type of gall on dandelion leaves. I think it’s caused by a midge or a mite.

I adore dandelion flowers!

I adore dandelion flowers!

Aren't they gorgeous?  :)

Aren’t they gorgeous? 🙂

Greenbrier shoot

Greenbrier shoot

We've had lots of rain lately.

We’ve had lots of rain lately.

New rose leaves

New rose leaves

New rosebud

New rosebud

Oxeye daisies

Oxeye daisies

This tiny little pipsissewa plant only had one flower

This tiny little pipsissewa plant only had one flower

I'm sad to see these poisonous mushrooms sprouting up around the yard

I’m sad to see these poisonous mushrooms sprouting up around the yard

Yellow clover

Yellow clover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13 Comments

  1. They are gorgeous! Dandelions, that is. Love the daisies too.

    • I am a true weed lover. My daughter says she feels guilty every time she treats her lawn because she knows I would think she was destroying precious treasures. 🙂

  2. All things in nature are beautiful to look at but sometimes to not touch.

  3. You got a lot of great shots. Looks like you had some good light.

    • Thanks for the comment, Lee. I don’t consider myself a great photographer, and just have a little Panasonic Lumix, but I just love taking pictures of pretty things!

  4. How you can make something so simple as a weed look so beautiful! Loved the baby bracken leaves! Awning….we have got to figure out how to get that sooner than later…hate to head to TX right now. Might just have to do without for a while as need to get to SD soon. I really think we need the awning…don’t you. Screen tents only good for certain places.

    • Carla, I SEE the weeds as beautiful. 🙂

      I can’t imagine heading to Texas right now. Hot doesn’t begin to describe it!

      The awning makes camping so much nicer. It also helps shade the refrigerator vents in hot weather. It also gives you a cozy front-porch feeling. I wouldn’t be without one.

      I wish I could find a waterproof screen room. Most of them just break rain into small droplets, but you still get wet inside. But our awning does the same thing. I bought some waterproofer for it. Will wait until I get rid of every trace of the mildew to apply it.

      If you are going to spend a lot of time out West, I don’t think you’ll have to worry about mildew.

      • Well then….an awning on tap…maybe this Fall when we head West. I like the homey feel to it too.

  5. lynne

     /  June 11, 2013

    Love your flower shots….seeing a lot of yellow clover up here!

    • Lynne, I would be love to be taking photos of Canadian mountains and lakes along with you! 🙂

  6. Mary Lou

     /  June 11, 2013

    HA! I just tried to scrub the stains and mildew off of my awning. Got most of it but will try your idea of using a foaming type cleanser. Am so glad you mentioned rolling it back up and giving it a chance to soak a bit.

    Love the photos as well. That does look like an Amanita Phalloides to me.

    • Hi, Mary Lou. I read about rolling the awning up after spraying it on the Casita forums, I think. Glad it’s helpful to you!

      I knew the mushroom was some kind of amanita, but was too lazy to look it up. Thanks! 🙂

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