Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer's here!

We're out and about on this
first day of summer!

Moose is all about the running and jumping,
and playing with his jollyball......
can't keep up with this dog.
It's a good thing he does take
a break now and then.

 There's a beautiful thing going on
in my yard this year....
a redesigned garden.
My hubby staked-out the four compass
points & we have a star garden plot!
Much easier to plant and take care of,
this idea was long overdue.

 Impatients, bee balm & lily attract those hummingbirds!

 My hydrangas are the best they have ever been.
 Old fashioned and a lace-cap, known as "Blue Willow".

I can't stop taking a gaze at the lavender but
not to look and smell the flowers.....
it's because of the bees!

They work so hard,
all day long, for a small sampling of that
delicious nectar from the One and Only!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Babies, furry and hungry

I'm thinking this may be the last
time I get to capture the babies...
the wrens are getting bigger and soon
will be on their own.
Mom and Dad get quite annoyed
when I take the jar down for a snapshot.
Although, they don't mind when I'm working
at the bench, I know any disturbance will make
the babies nervous and cause a premature flight.

 Truly, I don't know what there is left to
say about the robin family.
One has popped through.
Then two and three.
Haven't checked today to see if #4 is here.
I may get another day or two to photograph
this family but after that, I'll let them be quiet.
My only wish is that the priceless photo,
and you know which one that is, was a bit clearer.

God is Great, isn't He!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

My fine, feathered, family of friends

My house has been a welcome
sign for the robin and wren
who have decided to plant and raise
their young on items on or near my home.

 The robin's rain gutter downspout had three
but now we have four.

The round blue pot on the top shelf
was sitting there quietly all winter & now
it has become the home of Mrs. Wren &
her five little ones.

Yes, that's two of them waiting for mom & their lunch.

Nearby the hostas are quietly growing and spreading
to all lengths and widths of the garden path.

So glad to be in the midst of Spring!