Cucumbers to pickles

We have had lots of cucumbers this year.

You can only eat so many and give away so much. It was time to make pickles.

We have made 12 quarts of Dill Pickles we also grew our own dill because the more dill the better the pickles.

We have made 11 quarts of Bread and Butter pickles.

People are always asking if we sell our pickles the answer is NO they take too much time to make. We give pickles away to close family members and Jack eats the rest. Every now and then I will eat a dill pickle but I am not really a pickle person.

The house has the smell of apple cider vinegar today.

I am sure there will be more pickles made over the next few weeks.

The duck’s return

Every year for the last 5 or 6 years the black-bellied whistling ducks return.

I am not sure if it’s the same ducks or if they told someone else to come here.

These behave the same, nest in the nest box, and act the same.

Nature’s beauty surrounds us and the wildlife is everywhere you just have to open your eyes to see it and appreciate it.

Life is GOOD!

Dachshund Pups

Little Lady had her third litter of puppies every litter has been different.

The first litter was 3 pups, the second 4 pups, and this one 3 pups.

This is the first time all the pups have had red on them. Every time the pups are different but the last litter also had a red/white.

Cute pups that are 3 1/2 weeks old make the cutest pictures.

Knockout Roses

I love all roses but the knockout roses are the easiest to take care of.

You do not have to trim them but we trim ours a few times a year.

They smell good but not as good as regular roses but they are disease and pest-resistant.

The beauty of each rose is special and unique.

Ribbon Snake VS Toad

Zoee was acting like she saw a snake. I can always tell when the dogs have found something they do not need.

I went over to look and sure enough, there was a ribbon snake in the middle of eating his toad.

We love toads and frogs so I was a bit sad but I know it’s all part of the food chain.

I decided to remember the frog with the snake in a few pictures.

Nature loves to inspire my photography even though I hate snakes.

Daisy girl turns 9 years old

It seems like yesterday when we had this tiny little boxer we named Daisy.

Today she turns 9 years old.

She was an aggressive little pup and very opinionated. She hated long sleeves on anyone. The vet told us he thought whoever removed her dew claw and tail had long sleeves and they did a bad job on the dew- claw and probably hurt her.

We got her out of this stage and she became very playful loving to play fetch and jumping as high as she could and doing boxer acrobats. Then cooling off in her plastic pool like she was relaxing after a long hard day.

She still loves the Chunk It balls the orange one that is basically indestructible and she loves the big tug a war ball called the Jolly Ball.

She still talks to me when I talk directly to her and ask her questions lol. She loves a treat when she comes in from outside.

She sleeps more now and plays less but gets her energy spurts sometimes.

Pics with her ears like she’s flying I love and Jack says she’s the flying nun. She is still very photogenic and always has been.

Even though she’s a little bossy she will always be my Daisy Girl and I love her very much.

Happy 9th Birthday Daisy I hope someone gives you extra treats today lol.

Doggie Maternity Shots

Little Lady was expecting another litter of puppies.

I shot these pictures on Sunday, April 10th. in Livingston, Texas the day before she had the litter of three.

It looks like she’s posing for a Maternity Dog Magazine.

Hide and Seek Frog

A grey tree frog hiding on the side of a vintage metal chair/ swing.

This frog was so round it cracked us up. Its colors were quite pretty.

I love frogs, lizards, and geckos, and I truly enjoy taking pictures of these tiny little

creatures.

Little Red Lantern

This Lantern is fairly old but not an antique. Its glass was broken a few years ago so now it just hangs on the fence.

I could not help but notice what a great picture it would make.

The tangerine cross vines bloomed and climbed around the lantern.

There is always something unique to take pictures of just stop and notice what is in front of you.

Hawk in the fog

One morning last week it was really foggy the dew was heavy and wet feeling.

I noticed this hawk on the fence post across the street sitting there with feathers slightly ruffled pondering the idea that maybe later there would be some sunshine.

I was able to get a few shots through the window without being spotted.

This hawk having a bad feather day must know how it feels when we have a bad hair day.

Nature truly inspires me and always makes me smile.

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