Little Bunny

I saw this little bunny hopping around the back yard he was lucky the dogs were not out there to play chase.

When I went outside & he did not see me I stayed sort of hidden by a tree and I was able to get about 8 – 10 ft from him before he hopped off.

He was eating fresh cut grass.

We use to see lots of bunnies all the time but the Hawks look at those, squirrels and dove as easy meals. The dove decline this year is drastic.

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Texas State Bird

The Texas state bird is the mockingbird.

We have had one hanging around in our yard I know it is the same one is she goes to the exact same trees in the same spot every day.

Shes always singing and making noise. The only thing I hate is she keeps the bluebirds out of the yard I have seen her chase them off.

In the second picture, she caught a spider with eggs. Her favorite tree is a dead one.

The singing of a mockingbird is constant it is like they do not even take a breath.

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Gray Treefrog

This Gray tree frog was on the side of our house.

I was sort of shocked because I have never seen one before I have heard people talk about them.

Nearby was a regular green tree frog maybe they were friends.

She is different looking but I think she’s a pretty frog. I like frogs.

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Three ducks in a row

The ducks have been back about a month now.

Sometimes there are just two and other times there are 10 but almost always they are in pairs.

In this picture, there was only three I am not sure what happened but sometimes the other partner shows up a few minutes later.

Are you ducks in a row?

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Boxer dog playtime

Our two boxers love water.

Daisy loves her plastic pool and Zoee is obsessed with the water hose.

Tuesday we had close to 6″ of rain in a few hours.

It was raining so fast and hard it could not drain off fast enough so our backyard looked like this.

I decided to let the dogs out to see what they would do and these pictures pretty much tell the story. I wish I knew what they were thinking.

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Fog on the hay bails

I love taking pictures of freshly cut hay bails.

I was able to get a few shots in the fog early one morning after the hay had been bailed the night before.

The way they line up in rows is unique and every now you will see a few out of place.

Photographing them is a challenge sometimes.

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The aroma of the jasmine

We have had our star jasmine on our lattice fence off the side deck for many years.

I think its prettier this year than it has ever been. The smell is so strong you just want to stay there sniffing it lol.

We have to cut it back after it blooms this year or we will not be able to get through the gate anymore.

I have noticed this year there are lots of hummingbirds enjoying our jasmine.

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DIY Concrete flower pot

This was my first large concrete flower pot.

I have already made the second one for my mother in law.

I used the same exercise ball from the orb but this time I left a larger hole and trimmed it out some to make it irregularly shaped on the top edge.

On the second coat, I added in some peat moss to give it texture. This was 3 coats total and then I let it dry and painted it.

Metallic green and copper paint accent the beauty of this flower pot. Then I clear coated it inside on the upper part and the entire outside.

I  planted a full pot of Petunias from one of my favorite places Joseph’s Nursery in Manvel, Texas. I have been shopping there since 1983 when they opened this place and they are super friendly and are always willing to tell you most anything about a plant.

This large pot of petunias was $19.00 what a deal.

These beautiful flowers will be accented with new decor on the lattice fence in the backyard.

More pics coming soon of the redecorated fence.

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