Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mother's Day a Little Late... Day 135

My children surprised me with a gift yesterday.
It had been routed incorrectly in the mail and just arrived from Ireland!
It is called a Celtic Mother's Knot.  I love it.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Empty Nest... Day 133

I went out to the porch today.  Sadness, the nest is empty.  I missed their flight. There are enough shrubs around I think they are okay. Fingers crossed.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Baby Birds Getting Pin Feathers... Day 131

The baby cardinals are preparing for leaving the nest. Did I tell you there are three.  One is the strongest.

Baby Cardinal

Monday, May 23, 2011

Face of an Angel... Day 130

It started out capturing the multicolored Four O'Clock, but the face of an angel got in the way.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Plumeria.... Day 126

This plant is over 6ft tall and survives inspite of my daughter who doesn't water. I love the blooms.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New Babies... Day 125

I did not touch the nest or the top of the hanging basket before you ask. Aren't they cute! 2 new baby Cardinals!

The flash went off apparently thought it was too shady. The other baby is hidden by big mouth.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Moth or is it a Skipper Butterfly? ...Day124

This one eludes me. I have been trying to identify as it was so cooperative to land beautifully on the floor next to me and pose.  Still not sure. What do you think?

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Green Beans... Day 123

Chitra the beans grown here last year were Scarlet Runner Beans, and Kentucky Wonder Pole beans.
oops this wa all that was left...waiting for more

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Garden Pole Beans ... Day 122

We have been blessed with this scraggly looking group of pole beans.  The six plants came up volunteer from last year's beans.  They have been producing quite well for eating.  In front is my new added asparagus and some zucchini plants I am fighting for.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

It Was Only a Patio Guard Not a Jail ... Day 115

LOL...Help let me out the three year old said, the one year old's eyes said it all.  Mom was on her way back to the house.

Friday, May 6, 2011

For my Friend Chitra in India. Day113

Holy Basil, Tulsi 
This came up volunteer from my having let the plants go to seed last year.  It is so healthy!  Having to keep the blooms pinched back already.

Lady Banks Rose ...Day 112

Lady Banks Rose

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hidden Nest ...Day 111

The momma Cardinal and I have been playing hide and seek.  I will eventually get a picture of her.  For now You can see how she has hidden her nest in my impatiens basket.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New gadget....Day 110

It has gotten more difficult to see.  Bought a lighted magnifier that is hands free!  See my Gen. blog.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Red Canna Lily...Day 109

I was taking my grandson home and saw these near the road.  A regular Texas flower for the heat..

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Taking Care of the Church Garden ...Day 108

Some time ago I was approached by the Church Building Supervisor about doing something to lighten up the area around their sign that was in heavy shade and be economical as well as easy care. I chose Lysmachia 'Golden Globes' and Endless Summer 'Blushing Bride' Hydrangea to lighten the area.  This is it's third year, still going strong. What do you think?  Criticism will not hurt my feelings.
Endless Summer 'Blushing Bride' Hydrangea
Lysmachia 'Golden Globes'