Order in my yard; are you kidding? There is absolutely nothing that you might call order in my plants, trees and flowers. I’ve mentioned before that I am a plant collector so that makes my yard eclectic. If someone is trying to get rid of a plant I am the first to volunteer to take it. Plus I cringe if I must thin and discard any of my plants. But sadly that was the case yesterday. My husband and I worked out there for hours thinning and tossing. Now he can easily do away with any or all my plants. Every time I lug one home he says “Now where are you gonna put that.” I simply say “I’ll find a spot.” And I have to watch him like a hawk because he loves to clip; never mind if the season is right or not, he will be out there clipping away. Get this; he complains about my flowers but when we have guests he is the first to take them on a stroll of our yard and boast about the plants. You’d think he did all the work.
Okay…okay it is not pick on husbands week. I guess I’m crankie because my back muscles are sore this morning. I used some yesterday I must not be used to using. That bad husband will rub Biofreeze on it when he finishes eating his breakfast.
We both like to sit on our back porch in our glider and watch the birds and butterflies enjoy our flowers. I put a Shepard’s pole and hung suet within a few feet of the porch so we have a wonderful view. I’ve been able to snap photos of several species (is that what you call them?) of birds. The one I can’t seem to catch is the humming birds and we have several that come to visit. Oh well in due time.
I’ll be posting more of them in future posts I’m sure and especially the humming birds when I get them. I gotta run it is time for a back rub.
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I took this photo of the setting sun on a cruise to Cancun a few years back. There were so many beautiful sunsets and sunrises and that water was the prettiest blue.
Next the water with waves from the ship.
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This is about as local as it gets; the home of my three golden girls.
I now have three new pullets and they have their own house and play pen but I haven’t taken any recent photos of them.
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Looking out at the back of my back yard on a misty morning.
Coquina is our favorite Beach on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. We also love to visit the Atlantic on the East Coast of Florida. On Coquina there isn’t many large shells but the beauty of the water makes up for the lack of shells.
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The Photo Challenge this week wanted details. This mushroom was growing in my yard a while back and I was blessed to get a photo of it. I have no idea what kind it is but I love the detail and how it looks like a mound of meringue.
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Every thing has a different conception of home.
To a honey bee this hive was home. A storm came through our yard a few weeks back and blew a huge limb off one of our trees. I knew bees did live there for almost a year but for some reason they left. However, I was both surprised and grateful to see this hive. Surprised because before this I had never seen inside a beehive in nature. And grateful that the bees had decided to travel on because I worried they might attack my six-year-old grandson
For a few days one summer this cabin in North Carolina was our home. It looks rustic but it had all the real comforts of home.
So…while our homes differ in style and how we conceive them all creatures have something they call home.
hundreds We went shopping Wednesday and had dinner out at my favorite Asian Restaurant. While we were out we were hit by a bad thunderstorm; lightning lite up the sky.
That is one thing I have never been able to catch with my camera (lightning) even though Tampa is the Lightning Capital of the World (so they say.) Anyway we had a wonderful afternoon of shopping and eating; two of my favorite things to do.
When we got home this is what we found in out backyard.
And from a different angle.
It sort of crushed our picnic table but not completely. Thank God my husband is a great carpenter and can absolutely make or repair anything made of wood. We were not so lucky with some of my flowers but thankfully they were mostly annuals. But what do they say about every cloud has a silver lining; and you should always look for the good in everything? Wellll… while the limb was dangling I found this. Yeah…yeah I know I should never have gotten that close.
Layers of honeycomb. Of course there was no honey because the bees left weeks ago. Thank God or there would have be hundreds swarming. But I was excited to see this.
My husband is working on clearing everything up today and he is trying to
save the part with the comb. I can’t wait to show it to my grandson.
But just in case it falls apart I was able to rescue these.
I had to have one for my sister-in-law because she loves nature as much as I do (or more.) I’m going to check at Lowe’s and see if I can find something to spray them with that will preserve them. Any ideas?
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JubilantI was visiting my son in Dallas when he was attending Dallas Theological Seminary. We always have so much fun when we are together. We were definitely jubilant.