Doves

These mourning doves were in the feeders last week.

They are so beautiful I love looking at them.

Most of the times the doves are not easily scared off. They just drop by to eat some seed and then they go on their merry way.

I love it when the wildlife comes to visit.

Blooms

My favorite part of the spring and summertime is when everything is blooming.

These day lilies always put on a show.

The wild flowers in a field

Wildflowers seeds are scattered through out the landscape. I love the way the birds decorate for us.

These tiny purple flowers are growing in the bahia field behind us. I have no idea what kind of flowers they are but they are very light purple and delicate looking.

Nature makes her beauty known with the help of the wildlife scattering the seeds and we get to enjoy the beauty all around us.

Like a painting

There is something about woodpeckers that amaze me.

I love their noises and the sound of them pecking into the wood of a tree but I love their colors and the fact they are quite photogenic.

The crepe myrtles are blooming and this adds to the background of this picture it gives it the look of a painting.

The beauty and the sounds of the wildlife accented with the colors of nature makes this a great day.

Zoee turned three

Miss. Zoee turned three years old on Monday.

She finally hit 53#s and is looking really good I think last year she was around 37#s.

Still a snuggle bug wanting under your covers and maybe laying in your lap.

She loves the outdoors and would rather spend her time outside than inside even in the heat.

Zoee is a very happy boxer dog loves to meet and jump on everyone she sees that hyper butt has not gotten any better.

Squirly the acrobat

Squirly is around most days but usually in the backyard this was in the front yard.

On this particular day he decided to climb the tree go down the chain on the bird feeder and do acrobats upside down eating sunflower seeds. Every time he needed a seed he grabbed one from the side section and then went back upside down to eat it.

He is quite talented to say the least and has a very good grip.

When he left I went to see about how many he had ate my guess would be 50 or so hulls on the ground.

Wildlife inspires me to do the impossible.

The little red loafing shed

In the freshly mowed pasture the little red loafing shed really stands out. Its paint is starting to fade but it still gets noticed.

Sunrise is the best time to get pics of the pastures. In this picture the sun was coming up on the left hand side of the photo.

I love sunrises that accent the landscape and welcome a new day with the perfect lighting. The sky and the shed really pop in the morning light.

There are no cattle here at the moment but there should be some real soon and you can bet I will be taking me some more pics.

Sunflowers

I love sunflowers but sometimes the birds plant them in strange places.

This year we had 3 large plants that came up smack dab in the middle of the front flower bed and they were 10 – 12 feet tall.

Once I had enough Jack cut them down and fed them to my brother in laws chickens.

They always face towards the sun which is backwards to where you are looking.

I have no idea what kind these were but they were tall plants but the flowers were tea cup or smaller.

The wildlife always contributes to the landscape in one way or another and we appreciate your contribution.

Peter Cottontail

Peter cottontail is around our house most of the day. I think he sleeps here in a flower bed.

I get to capture his pics fairly easily because he is not skittish. This will probably be a bad thing later on for him.

Today he came from the pasture down the road and was just resting in the shade and listening to what we were saying.

We are surrounded by wildlife and sometimes I get to capture in on camera. This truly makes my day.

Potting bench update

The potting bench is painted and stained to match the house.

There is a large bucket for dirt on the left hand side under the bench. This is actually under a part that lifts up with hardware cloth and there is a tray to catch the excess dirt so it can go back in the bigger pot.

I actually love it and as you can tell its been getting used quite often.

In the wintertime I always put the fragile pots in the greenhouse and sometimes the plants live but sometimes they don’t. The ones on the bench the small fern on the left lived the big pot was repotted and now is thriving.

I always think about moving these after I have watered them and they are very heavy to move then.

I buy the small bowls at Dollar General or on clearance to have to put plants in for small gifts.

The aloe vera or some of the other succulents or sedums like lemon balm work well in the bowls. Right now on the back porch I have a few with airplane plants in them. Even the pothos or Ivy work well for a good while in the small containers.

The plastic wicker chair has seen its better days its been around about 10 years and I had bought 6 of them at Big Lots they use to be on the back porch until the rockers rotted off so we took those off and now its a very short chair to sit in. I just like the way it looks by the potting bench.

The trumpet vine graces the top of the back of the potting bench as a garland of sorts but it gives the bench the perfect touch.

Planting new plants in the yards or in planters is very relaxing for me and it soothes my soul.

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