Friday, July 31, 2015

Photo journaling

Some photos from the last month:
Blue skies, white clouds, and a yellow nasturtium!

I found an old packet of nasturtium seeds, so I pushed them into my old watering can planters.  Nasturtiums thrive in poor soil-which is great for me!

Tea, sunshine, and quilts-these are a few of my favorite things!

Hens and chicks

Yarrow

A frog's paradise

Mr. Froggy

A rock climbing bee
A gorgeous July sunset

New life in the dogwood tree-chipping sparrows.  The last egg remained unhatched.

Now, that's an angry bird!

Tiny blue dayflower
That's all for now-have a great day!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Photo journaling

Some photos from the last month or so:
This is an eastern bluebird.  My husband put out a birdhouse that we'd had in storage for years and they have built a nest in one section of it.  So I've seen a lot of these pretty birds lately.  I also finally bought a tripod and I think that will help me capture these beauties from a distance.

Wet wheat 

Evening graze

I found a chipping sparrow's nest in my dogwood tree.   It's been fun checking in on it.  I have to step up on a ladder to see in it though.  The nest is tiny and so are the eggs.  I can't wait to see the babies!

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

It's hummingbird season!  Love watching these little guys.

This is a woodpecker that was at my parent's house.  I don't get to see them often.  Sadly, yesterday I found one dead behind our house.  It must have flew into our window.  Poor thing.

Roadside blackberries-I can't wait until these are ripe, cause I'm gonna pick them!

Purple rain-the underneath of my rhododendron bush earlier this month.

A perfectly imperfect daisy

A chipping sparrow in my dogwood tree

That's all for now-have a great day!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Photo journaling-all the amazing animals

A carpenter bee, covered with sawdust, after chewing a hole in our house!

A bunny-at my sister's house.

One evening I found a salamander crossing our driveway.

Another evening I found a crab crossing my driveway.  I never know what I'll find!

A bald eagle and an eaglet.  (Eaglet on right.)  I was thrilled to be able to see these two-about a 30 minute drive from my house!


My doggie nephews-Bear and Diesel.

All of my doggie nephews-Diesel, Checkers, and Bear.

This is Diesel-he's growing up so fast!

Indigo bunting in my driveway-this photo was taken through the kitchen window from pretty far away.

Sophie,the grumpy cat-my kittie niece.

Boogz-my grandkittie.

Winky face Boogz.

Lidl Gurl-my other grandkittie.

Lidl Gurl again.

The only amazing animal missing is Rocco!  I need to get some new pics of that handsome boy!

Photo journaling-all the lovely leaves

Leaf of the tulip tree/poplar tree.  It reminds me of a butterfly.

The new and tender leaves of my crimson maple that I planted 21 years ago.  

Brand new and see through-I'm fascinated with spring's new beginnings.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Photo journaling-all the pretty posies

Voila in my yard.

Dandelions in my yard.  I happen to love dandelions and so does my mom.  (Very nutritious, by the way.)

A trio of violas in my yard.

Lilacs!

Apple blossoms!

Gone to seed.

Lilac season was way too short.

A made a little dandelion bouquet on Mother's Day.

What's up, buttercup? 

My sister's bleeding hearts.

It's rhododendron season right now!

My sister's dalia.

May all your weeds be wildflowers.  :)