I love frogs

I love frogs and frog statues & they fit in perfectly by our Koi & Goldfish pond.

Through the years I have collected a few different frog statues & one time I even duplicated one I already had. I have had to repaint some of them a few times but they seem to weather pretty well outside.

I found this one last week and fell in love with it because its really big and the mama frogs standing up with the baby frog on her back. It was just way too cute. To top it off I got it for half price.

I really wish there had been a few others like a series of them but there wasn’t.

Always check the clearance you never know what you might find that you really did not know you needed until you saw it.

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New swing

My sister’s neighbors were throwing away this old glider, and 4 metal chairs. They were all very rusted and needed some new bolts some TLC and some paint.

We snagged them all and decided to make the glider into a swing. The only issue is we have had to move the chains several times because it was bucking us out lol. I think finally we have it where it needs to be which is different than this picture.

One chair of the four has been painted and it’s a moss green I am not sure what colors the rest of the chairs will be. They just do not make chairs like this anymore the new ones that are similar are not near as heavy.

You know what they say one person’s trash is another person treasure.

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Fourth Of July

Everyone, please remember that most pets do not like fireworks. Many run away from home if left outside during the fireworks. Bring the pets in so they have the security.

Daisy does not seem bothered by them but then again she stays in the house.

Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July.

 

Our duck friends

These two Black Bellied Whistling ducks come by every morning and every evening.

They eat some of the seed I put out and stay a little while. They never seem to mind me taking their pictures.

I changed the sign while editing just for them since they whistle instead of sing.

I love these ducks and I look for them most mornings. I need to give them names like maybe Fred and Ethel. When I talk to them they just look at me like they understand.

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Fitbit Versa

I love the Fitbit Versa it has everything I need and want in a fitness watch.

This was a gift I bought for myself for completing my cancer treatment.

In the past, I have had the Fitbit Charge and the band messed up so Fitbit replaced it with the Fitbit Alta. The Alta was a little smaller than the charge and I never liked it quite as much. It was harder for me to see and seemed more difficult to use.

The Versa has big numbers and everything is set up very conveniently.  It does so many things.

If you want to exercise there are 15 different modes. For walking, you just get to that apps for exercise and pick walk and hit start.  In the past they have not included bike riding but the Versa includes that and swimming now.

I did see it can store up to 300 songs but I have not gotten into that part yet.

On the main screen, there is the clock, date, heart rate, steps and calorie burn. That is quite convenient if you’re like me and trying to get in those steps each day. The battery seems to last a good 4 days.

The Fitbit Versa is great if you’re looking for a fitness watch that does it all.

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Cadilac at 11 months old

Cadilac has grown a lot since our daughter and her husband bought her. She losing her baby face.

She will be 1 – year old next month. She seems so small standing next to Scamper the other Minature Hereford but Scamper is almost 2.

I have a soft spot in my heart for cows they are my favorite farm animal. I love to talk to the cows, pet them and feed them clover.

Daisy likes to charge the cows next door to us when they are the fence then she kisses them on their noses lol. They just stand there they are not scared of her.

On Wednesday I was over at the little farm and decided to try and get a few pictures. That was when Cadilac gave me this look. She was thinking ” I was just chewing my cud and minding my own business and here you come to take more pictures. ”

Have a great Memorial weekend everyone do a few projects and a lot of relaxing.

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The Hummingbirds are back

I have been seeing a few hummingbirds over the last week or so. I put out my feeders even though we have a lot of things blooming right now.

Today I saw a lot of them and they were in the jasmine. There must be 30 – 40 flying in and out of the jasmine. I love the sound of the flying by, the noises they make and watching them get into little spats with each other.

For all these pictures I used my 400mm lens. I spent over an hour watching the hummers and taking their pictures. These are the five pictures I liked the best.

Hummers are fast, they are quite beautiful and most of all they are tiny and a challenge to photograph.

Enjoying nature is part of my life I am inspired by the beauty and simplicity and grateful it is there for me to enjoy.

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