(R) This ornery little bird is a barred tail woodpecker.About the time you take his picture,he turns upside down and shows you his behind....I wonder if he's telling us something...
(Double-click on pictures to enlarge).
(L) Tigerlillies are growling at my hollyhocks.
(R) Jasmine is smelling good too...
(L) My hollyhocks are blooming.
(R) Hubby and Jon taking life easy ;)
(L) What we put up last weekend.
(R) I don't know what this is but I like them.
(L) My climbing rose.
(R) This was our moon last week...
Left,Jon working on a old,old bike he bought.My old bike is behind him.My bike was given to me, it's about 50 years old!!!(like me)
The bird on right is a female hummer.
The photo on right is a young ruby throated hummingbird.
The pic,below is a goldfinch.On the left,baby cardinals.The nest is in a cedar tree,about 4ft off the ground.
I guess from my absence you can tell we've been
busy.Not so busy I couldn't take pictures though.
In the evenings we sit out in the front yard and watch the birds.Some of these I took
and some Hubby snapped.
The picture of the white cat is my baby Snowball. Poor baby is almost blind but he gets around good.He's broken his nose several times missing the doorways or running into closed doors.
Right now he wants outside to terrorize the birds, but the neighbors dog is loose so he just watches instead.This dog a lab,killed my old cat.
I didn't see him do it,but he did it. It was natural I know, but I still miss her.
Today Jon and I put 28 chicken eggs in the incubator.They are mixed eggs...bantys and mixed breeds.The rooster was a banty......so we'll see.LOL. I have a 12 x 12 x 6 foot dog pen in the fenced in backyard. I dug a trench and put the sides in it,then poured cement in it last summer.
The dogs can't get in, so now I only have to watch for possoms and snakes.Speaking of snakes.....
Jon and the dog found one today in the backyard. Jon yells "It a copperhead"!!!. I send him after the rake,and I go look at it....It's a little hog-nosed snake...completely harmless. I showed him how it "played" dead when threatened. Around here it has another name too, we call them spreading adders, because it flattens it's head like a cobra.I'll post pictures later if they turn out.
The rain we had last week is long gone.The next day the farmers were back in the fields,and dust was flying. The temperatures have been in the upper 80's and low 90's already.The humidity is outrageous, and allergies are going wild. The skeeters aren't too bad yet, but the flies are terrible. The no-see-ems (tree-mites) are awful this year too. I had on a white t-shirt and they were all over it.(they bite too).
Well it's very late here and I have a full day tomorrow. Have a good day all, and
don't forget to say "Hi" ya'll.
Enjoy the pictures everyone. Donna