Friday, July 31, 2015

I CAN'T WAIT

Am I crazy??
Mollie and I are really looking forward to this.
 



 I am sitting here with a bright red face and the ends of my hair are dripping , not to mention the sweat.
One hour, spent mostly in the shade doing a little watering
was all it took.






We are in our third day of  low 90's!!!
The dew points are up there as well..no rain
Several years ago it was 104 !!
I thought a little snow might make me feel cooler.
Thank goodness for air conditioning. 
I grew up without it...we dealt with it back then.
We didn't know any better.



Mollie would prefer a little white stuff as well..




"One more month of summer, Mollie."
Have a "cool" weekend....Happy August

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BUNCHES OF BUNNIES


Behind my house is a thicket of Forsythia.
Somehow it missed getting whacked so far this year.





Early in the morning or at dusk 
there been a lot of baby bunny activity. 






These pictures are of three of them..
The last several days I have only seen one at a time. 
I've seen a cat nosing around and then
there's the Hawk !!
I don't know how anything makes it around here...It's tough.

The grass was just mowed yesterday 
so you can see how little they are.



Linking with Eileen and Saturdays Critters


                                                   


Monday, July 27, 2015

BIG WINDS AND HARD RAIN


We have had some pretty severe summer storms lately.
They didn't last long .. 
maybe an inch and a half of rain in an hour.
I have one tree that doesn't hold up well to these.







When it is bare, 
one can see several broken branches hanging here and there.




My daises are a bit battered as well.





I may be wishing for these storms soon...
No rain, temps in the 90's and Hi humidity are in our future.


Of course the rains bring out the worms...




Have you ever seen a Woodpecker at a bird feeder? 




Have a pleasant week.. 

 Linking with Stewart at



Friday, July 24, 2015

NAP TIME


 But what a strange place to nap..
He was just outside my front door.






Oops..I think I disturbed him but he didn't fly away.
I wonder if he has recently left the nest? 
Do you suppose he sees  himself in the one way glass ?

 


He's more than welcome whatever the reason.



 It's time for supper (presentation isn't all it's cracked up to be).
This is one of the two tomatoes from my vine this year.
I could have sworn I bought a larger variety 
but this actually works for me...no waste..Yummy. 
I borrowed some of Mollies chicken..




Linking with Eileen at Saturdays critters




Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A LITTLE TOUR



My sister has some company coming and wanted me to show her the best route to include some of the local highlights..
So, with camera in hand..Off we went.
This is one of the four bridges over the Susquehanna River
in Harrisburg.




    There is a 5th but half of it was washed away years ago.






This is part of the Harrisburg side..the old water works on the left.






You can see part of the old, iron Walnut street Bridge in the background in this picture.
Another bridge spans an island in the center of the river.
These pictures were taken from that island.
 On the island (City Island), you will find the home of our 
 Minor League Ball team.."The Senators", A stable that houses several horse and buggy outfits, various food concessions, a bath house and a small train that runs all the way around the island.






More Harrisburg skyline. I did not have the best vantage point.
After all, I wasn't there to take pictures..
You can just see the Capitol dome behind the tall building.




The bath house on the island.
 There is a polar bear plunge here in the early spring. 
They also hold lots of walks and runs for charity on the island.




This is our Riverboat which tours up and down the river.
It's lovely at night and affords an excellent view 
of our pretty skyline and can be rented out for private parties..
This is a good view of the Walnut Street Bridge.
The bridge has been pedestrian bridge since 1976 when hurricane Agnes destroyed the span from the island to the West shore.
The span to the East shore remains and is used as foot access to the island.




Pardon the bird poop!



The sign on the side of the stadium..


My  camera was put away as we drove through the city and explored a bit.
Have a wonderful day..


Monday, July 20, 2015

DEXTERITY



Could you do this while hanging from your toe nails??








It's much easier this way.





I guess he loves a challenge..




One thing I need to do for sure is wash this window.
I blame it on the birds.




Have a wonderful week.
 Linking with Eileen





Friday, July 17, 2015

ROOF TOP VISITORS


These Doves hang out on this roof top a lot.
They need to watch out for Mr Hawk.





My perennials are taking shape 
in spite of all the hard rains we've had lately.





I hadn't seen a Hawk for about a month and....
there he was doing his thing under my bird feeder..
He looks like a Juvenile?




This nest was found and relocated by the guys that were here pruning this week...I hope they make it.
Robins?
 


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

FREQUENT VISITORS



I think this is a Golden Fronted Woodpecker ?


 

He's not at all camera shy...

It's always fun to see the Hummers..never two at a time.






I just took this feeder down..I haven't seen a Hummingbird in over a month..




Linking with Stuart at Wild Bird Wednesday