Friday, May 27, 2011

Signs of things to come

Did I mention the hummers are back? They are only not in numbers yet..

Did I mention we finally got the sign to put up?? We are official. We are a tree farm Grow little seedlings, grow! (they are doing well)

This is where I like to spend time after school. Lately the weather hasn't cooperated. Stormy and rainy, but I am hoping it will turn off nice for the long weekend.

Bob takes his 'dog' Quarrie for a ride on the 4-wheeler...not often you will see a cat riding on one, but I think he is getting tired of the dogs getting all the attention..

Today I got home to find the kitchen cabinet open. Hmmmmm. Didn't leave it that way.

But, there on the floor near the cats dish was a tiny present. Dead mouse. Good boy Mac. He's the mouser and has been diligently checking in and out of the cabinets in the kitchen lately. Apparently he can hear the little devils when I have no clue...other than the torn paper lining the silverware drawer! I have had to put all the silver in the dishwasher twice..but Mac has also gotten 2 mice!
Good boy Mac.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

May ramblings

These are stolen moments from my hectic schedule...Bob is mowing, the dogs are fed and run, but dinner still awaits the end of todays mow. The grass is growing too fast to keep up with, and so are all the wildflowers, some of which I captured on the run, today. I had to start with Penny cooling off in her favorite creek spot.

The Mountain Laurel is in full bloom. It scatters its lovely shapes and color all throughout the fast greening landscape...

This wild grapevine has found a good stake atop this semi-dead cedar..

My porch plants are also loving this humid weather...this 'Shrimp cactus' is loving its new place outside. Some say it's a confused 'Christmas Cactus'...

This is my 'Chocolate' orchid, and it does smell like chocolate! Its blooms are tiny, about an inch.

This crazy, stormy one minute, sunny the next weather has made for some really cool late afternoon skies, when the sun drops low enough to shine under the storm clouds..eerie.

The wet weather is also producing some wild looking fungi growing in the crevice of the wheel chair ramp out back...

This is the only turtle I have seen to date on the property, and beleive me, I have been looking!

...just some May ramblings down here on the farm in Virginia.

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union hall, S.W.Virginia, United States
Newly retired from Franklin County Public Schools.Prior to that I was a cosmetologist for several years.