Whats blooming in your backyard?

What is blooming in your backyard make a post and show us.

We have 4 colors of knock out roses, Trumpet Vine, Heather, Wisteria, Petunias and 2 kinds of wildflowers. That means we have 10 different colors of blooms right now just in the backyard.

A walk in the backyard brings me joy and peace seeing all the colors & blooms. Its like a breath of fresh air with color.

Grab your camera & take some pictures then make a post and share your colors in your yard with the rest of us.

 

Mr. Bird

I have posted pics of Mr. Bird in the past but Saturday morning when he went outside for the day he was posing in the clover so I could not resist getting a few shots of him.

I think he thought he was posing for Cats World Magazine.

He’s weighing in at 14#s he use to weigh 17# but his urinary food made him lose weight lol.

I think he’s 10 years old but would have to find some old pics to see if maybe he’s 11.

Spoiled rotten Mr. Bird he loves going outdoors but likes the perfect weather. He does not like the rain, wind or the heat or the cold.

Taking pics of your pets is important because they are part of the family and getting enlargements is all the better.

 

Succulents and Sedum plus more

Lately, I have been planting lots of succulents, sedum, and English ivy as well as airplane plants.

I had planned on doing a trade days sale but with this virus scare and my heart issues, I decided against it.

Now I will try and advertise to sell these locally but this is one of my latest DIY things. They are all so cute but the pedestals ones I love.

 

Eastern Bluebirds Nesting

Finally, the Eastern Bluebirds have decided to nest in our yard.

I am beyond excited we have been trying to get them to nest in many birdhouses we have for the last few years.

They are a bit picky when it comes to birdhouses. They do not like perches on therehouses, they do not want to be in a tree or above 5ft in height.

We will keep this in mind for the future.

Birding in our yard is priceless because I never know what I might get to see.

Zelda’s Cane Corso Pups 2 weeks old

These pups are two weeks old and the first litter out of Zelda for Shady Acres Rosharon she is 2 years and 11 months old Formentino.

Her previous owner bred her once. She is such a sweet dog and an amazing mama dog.

There are 4 boys and 2 girls but I think our daughter is keeping one of the girls the pink collar one. She thinks she will be a blue Corso.

These were shot outside and its very overcast so I feel like their true color is off in these pics.

We will do more pics at 4 weeks to get the true colors.

They are all so cute. This mornings weigh-in was from  1.95 – 3.15 #s

This batch of puppies will be AKC & ICCF registered.

 

All Together Pic:

Girls: Purple collar is howling.

Boys: Very cooperative look at the head size difference lol.

Family History and Roots

I have played in our family history for probably 20 – years on and off.

The truth of the matter is on my side of the family its all been done and published in two different books.

“The Hogan Family of Hogansville” is a hardback book that goes back to Ireland and then into Georgia it is 487 pages and was published in 1999.

The second book is the “Tumlin” book it’s in a large spiral-bound binder broken down into sections and subfamily names and groups. It is at least 500 pages maybe more.

I admire my family that did both of these books long before there was any internet. Can you imagine all the writing letters to relatives to put the pieces together.

Can you imagine typing all this stuff up with the brackets to connect family and have it all published?

I even have about 10 pages of handwritten Family history from a great aunt of mine on the Hogan side of the family. She was so sweet to include me with her family history information over 20 years ago.

I am thankful I have the books that go with my family history and grateful for all the hard work my ancestors put into this. It sure would have been easier for them all with ancestry.com.

All I have to do now is update the books in the special sections for our family from 1999 in the Hogan book and 2000 in the Tumlin book. Then our part of the family is all caught up.

Everyone needs to remember if your lucky enough to have such books published in your family remember to update the proper sections.

 

Neotropic Cormorant

These two birds are Neotropic Cormorant.

We spotted these two beauties while out at Brazos Bend State Park in Needville, Texas.

I like the way these birds colors look painted on.

Trees and their roots

During the floods, many trees are uprooted from the floodwaters the roots can not withstand the rush of all the water and they just give way.

While we were out at Brazos Bend State Park this week we saw numerous trees uprooted. Here is a picture of one of those trees the upper and lower sections. I figure this one was from Hurricane Harvey and those floodwaters.

Our youngest grandson Adrian who is three years old was thinking about crawling in the cave looking tree trunk lol. It certainly had his curiosity going.

It is good for children to explore the great outdoors, climb trees and feel nature all around them.

Black and White

Sometimes pictures just look better in Black and White.

This tree at Brazos Bend State Park stood there so proud even if it did not have any limbs or leaves.

 

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