Monday, February 27, 2017

READY FOR MULCH

Two weekends ago (the beginning of our warm spell),
you may remember that I cleaned out my beds.
I blew all the leaves from my front beds under this tree.
(my compost pile).






Well, this past week "they" cleaned out all the beds
 in preparation for mulch..
You might notice that the Branches sticking up from the ground in the first picture are gone.
So much for my Camelia bush.
They never look where they are walking.





They did a great job with the edges.




I expect the mulch will arrive in a week or so.





It may be hard for you to see that there is almost no mulch left.
They will spend the summer
 blowing it at the house or in to the grass.
It's very dusty around here many days.





I guess I should be glad that I don't have to do it...but!







Friday, February 24, 2017

SHENANIGANS


Doesn't she look innocent?
I hope you can see the color of her eyes.
They don't always look this green ... like emeralds.





What is it about cats and sheets??






She had to squeeze herself in to every little fold...





I had to be very careful because at the end of those cute paws
are needle sharp claws although when she gets you, she stops.
She's very good about that..






On to the next game !!





I can't leave anything open around here..
I found an emory board in my bedroom that was in a drawer under the bathroom sink !!





Never a dull moment....she's so quick !!
Linking with Saturdays Critters

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

COOPERS HAWK



This Coopers Hawk spent most of the morning
 sitting across the street just watching and waiting.







These pictures were taken through my storm door
 which has one way glass making the pictures a bit cloudy.







We see him pretty often ...
The other day, he was flying overhead with a squirrel in his beak .
Several crows were chasing him and he had to drop his prey
which was either already dead or died from the fall.

Linking with Stewart





Monday, February 20, 2017

WE'RE HAVIN' A HEAT WAVE !



It's hard to believe that it is the middle of February.
This weekend the temperatures have been in the high 60's.
It's going to "cool off"  to the 50's this week.
So,
I just had to get out in the yard and do some cleanup.
The tanbark will be coming in two weeks.
Saturday I did the front yard.





All the leaves somehow ended up under this tree 
at the end of my house..very convenient.



The garden at the end of my house is where my Hydrangeas are.
They have lots of buds already.






Last year we had a late freeze which killed these buds.
The bushes didn't do well last summer.





Sunday I did the back garden where most of my perennials are.
I didn't let them clean up my leaves last fall.
I consider them "natures blanket".





I also don't cut the plants back until Spring..
I've lost some by cutting them back in the fall.
So I had them to cut back and lots of leaves and twigs.




Ready for mulch !






Once again, I did it the "easy way".
I cut back all the perennials 
and blew everything in to the yard at the same time.




There were lots of plants starting to push up.
Too early!! 
I hope we don't get a big freeze but the chances are good.
Who knows with this crazy weather?
Maybe I should have left their blankets on ? We'll see.





It was just too nice not to be out side.
And what was my family doing while I was slaving away?




Mollie had been out for awhile chewing on a new shin bone
but Mr Hawk started circling closer and closer and she had moved to the shade where I couldn't see her so I thought I'd better 
put her in the house.
I don't think the Hawk could lift her but he could certainly
hurt her trying.

Enjoy your week.









Friday, February 17, 2017

JUST PLAIN LAZY


Zoey spends a lot of time on the back of this chair
bird watching.





I noticed this particular day that she was resting her chin
on the window sill.




House hunting??




Have a wonderful weekend..
We are to have temps in the 60's!




Wednesday, February 15, 2017

BLUEBIRDS and SQUIRRELS


There are quite a few Bluebirds in the neighborhood
but I don't often get them at my feeders and when I do,
they don't stay long enough for me to get a picture.






My Coral Barked Maple makes the perfect setting.





Mr Squirrel spent the morning emptying this feeder.
It's the only one that he can get in to ..
I'm going to get rid of it once it is empty.
Too bad, it's a nice feeder.








Enjoy your day...

Linking with Eileen of Saturdays Critters

and  Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY



To all my blogging friends:
I want each of you to know how much I appreciate your 
loyalty and support.
 I treasure your friendships
 and look forward to hearing from you each and every day.


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Sending each of you a big hug !!



Monday, February 13, 2017

PLAY TIME



Zoey helped me make the bed the other day
so I thought I would reward her with a little play time.






She wasn't quite sure whether she wanted her toy
or my camera strap.
Does she have a black spot on her tongue?
I'll have to check that out...How?





Isn't she beautiful?





Now it's time to help Mom write her blog..
(She just wants to make sure that she's in it.)
Surrounded by technology which soon became more toys.





Happy Valentines Day everyone...