Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Photo journaling-I planted a few sunflower seeds and they actually grew!

I planted an old pack of sunflower seeds behind my house using the stab and drop method.

 Take screwdriver. Stab the hard ground. Drop seed in hole. Half-heartedly push dirt over hole with finger. Wait.

 This method works quite well!
Almost ready.

Getting closer-the view from outside.

Made it!  The view from inside.

The view from behind is equally as pretty as the view from the front!

One of the stalks fell over, so I brought it in.  So cheery!
I want to dry the flowers now, so that the birds can eat the seeds. :)

Photo journaling-Rocco, 5 1/2 years

My handsome big boy

The Roc's serious look

A dog and his ball

Such a handsome lad.

I love him so!

Photo journaling-new life in an abandoned flower pot

This never fails to amaze me-I'm so glad I had a birds eye view!
The robins decided to build a nest in one of my abandoned flower pots that was hanging from the deck.
* Day 1*

*Day 2*

*Day 3*

*Day 4*

Mama on her nest-note the piece of plastic built into the nest.

Newborns!  (Only two eggs hatched.)
*Day 16*

Feed me, feed me!!!
*Day 17*

A different perspective-this photo taken from the ground.  All other photos taken from the deck.
*Day 21*

What a difference 12 days makes!
*Day 16 and day 27*

Mustering up the courage to fly away like brother/sister did!  I swear he/she stood like this for 24 hours.  But he/she, of course, eventually took the leap!
*Day 28*

Photo journaling-beautiful September morning

Here comes the sun-do do do do.

Dewy clover

Corn in the morn

Dewy wheat

Coming into the light

Toy soldier lichen on my deck railing

Perfectly imperfect spider web in the pasture
I'm so glad I grabbed my camera the other morning when my husband asked me to pick him up at his rock pile (on the gator), over the hill from our house and through the pasture field.  (He was repairing roads around his mom's farm that day.)  What a beautiful morning!

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


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!