Saturday, August 10, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

August?

Not sure how that happened.  It feels like we were celebrating the Fourth with friends just last week

Here are a few of the new bunnies I have been making to wish all hares and rabbits!


 I have a very few day lilies that have not been scarfed up by the deer.  These are two of my favorites.  They have been sprinkled liberally with chili pepper dust.


I think this Oriental Alba is a surviver from the red beetle infestation of a few years ago.  It's tucked away next to the house.  It's probably a bulblet from the original plant.  The scent is wonderful.
 

And last, 'the littlest sunflower' or 'the little sunflower that could.'  It's growing next to a dead tree stump.  Obviously a bird feeder surviver!


Even though it was late getting started we are now enjoying summer.

Pottery, pool and popsicles!  That's the ticket!

As always thanks for stopping by............*s*

Friday, July 19, 2019

You Can't See Mee!

Ringo has no concept of his own size, 12 pounds and lots of floof.  Last night he crawled under the protective sheet of tyvek I have under the litter box. 

Head hidden, cat gone.  Is this a reverse Cheshire Cat?


He does this a lot.  His favorite spot is under my wing chair.  I still find it odd to see that the base of my chair has grown a tail!

As always, thanks for stopping by.............*s*

Sunday, July 7, 2019

At Last LILIES!

They are about a month late, but at last the lilies have started to bloom.

The top photo is a true lily that I have had for many years.  It has survived red bug and caterpillar infestations so it's a real keeper.


I'm not sure where the yellow day lily came from.  I found it in a pot a year ago and stuck it in the ground.  It was just a couple of pathetic leaves so I did not have much hope for it.  It appears to be coming along nicely.  I knew it was yellow, but did not remember that it was double.  Surprise!


This is actually a darker red.  I bought it from Larry the Pond Guy when he was closing his business.  We still miss him.  He was a fount of knowledge on ponds and water plants.  I have yet to find someone in the area who is as knowledgable.


Summer has finally arrived.  We went from early spring temps to summer in the space of two days.  Guess I will open the pool after all.

Toes crossed that all enjoyed a Happy Independence Day!

As always, thanks for stopping by......*s*

Friday, June 28, 2019

Osprey

The ospreys have built a nest on top of a construction crane by the river in Westerly.  It's a good distance away so I extended my lens to its fullest and then cropped a bit.

In the first photo you can see the adult with the baby behind.  If I had been quick enough I could have shot the other adult bringing food to the baby.

The second photo is a shot of the nest on top the crane.



I have seen osprey nests on telephone poles, and cell phone towers, but this is a first.

Have great weekend, and as always, thanks for stopping by..............*s*

Friday, June 7, 2019

Flowers


The perennials have been blooming like mad this year.  I think all the rain and the relatively mild winter have had a great deal to do with it.

My poppys are the best they have been in years, helped by the fact that monsoons have not beaten them to a pulp as soon as they bloom.




Columbine and yellow flags are blooming by the pond.  It's a very pleasant place to sit and drink morning tea.  The two oak trees that shaded it are gone, but the swamp maples are big enough to do the job.

Clean up progresses slowly.  We'll  see, grasshopper......

As always, thanks for stopping by.............*s*