Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thank you, Great Neighbors!

Clues from two great neighbors have affirmed that yes, the round cover is hiding a sump, and yes, there is a cement ring around a cover that is difficult to remove.  The experts are visiting us July 13, Aug. 3, and ? another date.  In the meantime, we are happy!

Front Gardens

 Bunny nests in the red yarrow; a huge hole is in the middle of the grouping!
 
 
 
Black bunny and his pals have eaten most of this garden.  Now that it's getting warmer, I'm hoping the bunnies leave and the Cosmos start to flourish.  The iris bulbs are new this year, and the amarilyis, so  perhaps we'll see blooms in the Spring.  The sunflowers near the street, and the onions, have been transplanted from the back edible garden.

One Perfect Robin Egg

Birds have flown and I knocked down the old nest, only to find one seemingly perfect egg in the bottom of the nest.  Nature is interesting.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Wasp, Bat, Blooms, Empty Nest

 Surprise!  A sleeping bat and start of a wasp nest is just out the back door!
 I can't wait to see these Black Eyed Susans.
 The front yard is gorgeous.
 All three birds and their parents are gone!
Our miniature day lilies are finally opening.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Baby Robins

The bird is still pretty fuzzy and does more hopping around than short flights but he's strong! His sibling too is hopping around the mulch in the backyard and taking short flights to a planter, the woodpile, and the fence.  Both parents are nearby and even offer food to the brave kids.
 Here is Timid One, still occupying the nest.
This is Mom, watching out for Hawk and Squirrels!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Organizing Santa's Workshop

 Everything from Santa's Workshop must go into the Guest Room while I reorganize my work space.

This is the closet in Santa's Workshop, partially emptied. The process will hopefully be completed by mid-July.  Right now, I'm still trying to sew; machines will be the last to move.

Garden in Front Yard

 The Northern Catalpa is gorgeous and has more white blooms every day.



Bunny sits in this matted down space! So far there are no babies romping through the streets.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Canning Salsa, Baking Cookies

 
 
 
 
The canning is outside because it's 97 degrees.  No extra heat in the kitchen!  However, he's baking cookies inside.  On Father's Day, he can do what he wants!!

Gardens

 
 
 
 poinsettia
 
 
 

Three Baby Birds

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There could be four; I'm sure I saw three open mouths.  Momma Robin would not go into the nest while I videoed her family.

Good-bye #46

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Golden's Farmers' Market

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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We left the house at 7:30; a perfect morning before it reaches the 90s.  We bought pies, cherries, and garlic herb seasoning mix for dips and seasonings.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Child Sewing Class

 sewing for the 18' Grace and Rebecca
Children are awesome crafters!!

#45 Goes to West View


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