Sorry for my delay..I have learned not to eat raw things in restaurants between November and February. After eating out, I was sitting on my back porch...it was nighttime & dark... I saw something come out of the sky and land in a 30 ft tree. I rushed back in to get a flashlight. My husband asked what was wrong..I said you wouldn't believe me if I told you.
Well...I wasn't going crazy...there was something in the tree but I had to wait until the morning to see what it was.
I thought it was a balloon but morning showed it to be a parachute.
I noticed a box hanging from the end of the cord.
It was from a weather balloon. I guess when the balloon pops, a parachute is launched. It was a sensor by NOAA. For more information, click HERE. It's called a radiosonde.
Once found they want you to mail it back...which I will, but I want to look at it a little more.
It's fuzzy but it says Harmless Weather Instrument.
Just happy I wasn't seeing things.
I was going to use Mexican Heather for my peacock tail this winter but I have come to my senses. I do not want to dig it up now...why would I want to do it every year.
Will use lower maintenance stuff...my gardens are getting large & maintenance requirements will become more at a premium.
It is suppose to be an annual but people say it comes back so I guess I will leave the tops burned?
The grass is looking dead. I underestimate the rye grass from last year...I thought it was still the regular grass that was showing but I am mistaken. Last year I seeded in the middle of October. This time in the earlier part of November & I see the difference. Next year, I will plant it in October.