Friday, July 29, 2016


 Damn !!!
I was looking out of my dining room window last evening
after a brief rain shower.
In my garden, one of my plants was moving.
Upon closer inspection,
I saw fur and two ears that were not those of a rabbit.
I knocked on the window and one of this guys relatives
ran off.
On our walk this morning, I saw this baby 
who was not a bit bothered by our presence.
He probably wasn't the culprit..
He was a half an hour away and much smaller.


It seems that ground hogs like Cone Flowers.
I have five or six plants that are in their third year
 and were gorgeous last year. 
Who knows what they will do this year after such an early pruning. 


I blamed the debudding of my Poppies on the rabbits..
Could have been anything !!

So far, no one seems to like Gardenias.

I ordered two of these Dwarf shrubs on line..
They are hardy but just on the edge of our planting zone.
I hope we don't have bad winters for the next couple of years.
Snow would be OK but long, deep freezes could be a problem.
Meanwhile, I will enjoy them.

Happy August

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Or even January.
I know we are not alone but,
that really doesn't help much friends.

 "Feels like 107 !"
(in the shade)
The rain has gone North as it usually does.
These downpours don't soak in but any little bit helps.

 With these Dewpoints it doesn't dry out quite as fast after I water.

The night time lows would be my choice for daytime highs.
How about you?
They are promising a beneficial rain Thurs into Fri.
Guess we'll have to just wait and see.
Please take care of the animals and small children !!
This too shall pass?

 Does this help??
I guess it will be here before we know it...

Monday, July 25, 2016


 I recently moved my one feeder away from the dining room window.
Every time I looked at it, there was a Chipmunk in it
because it was too close to the tree and hanging from a pole that they could climb up...( I thought).
Now it hangs from my pole.
Guess What!!

He's baaaack!
He did what the squirrels do!

He leapt from the brick shelf around my house to the feeder.
Quite a jump for the little fellow..

Apparently, he forgot how he had gotten there.
Once he had had his fill....

He became quite frantic trying to get out of his "cage".

He kept jumping  from the "cage" to the suet holder below and back to the "cage"...

"What is a chippie to do?"

I was beginning to feel quite sorry for him and thought
 maybe I would have to rescue him but he figured it out 
and leaped back to the wall ..(a bit heavier, I might add).

Maybe I should have my  brother in law build him a bridge.


Have a wonderful weekend..stay cool...