Wednesday, June 26, 2013


My lilies are lovely ........


and more lovely everyday.

 
 
My iris aren't bad, either.
 

But, my gardens are feeling neglected. I have not had time to weed with any diligence.

The new dog has fit in nicely with his new canine siblings. I did change his name to Cujo. He doesn't have an aggressive bone in his body, that's why I like the name. My Toni Louise has forgiven me and Wall-E has decided that Cujo is fun to play with. Oscar remains indifferent. He does not suffer from low self esteem and is quite sure that I love him the most. Martha, the boy cat is still quite upset and is shunning me. Me, the woman who bottle fed him. Cats.

We have a nest of purple martins on the front porch. The babies have hatched and they will dive bomb me if I try to sit on the porch. I sit there anyway. I found it interesting that 3 adult birds were hovering and feeding the babies. I suppose I would name the mother bird Hilary, since it seems the whole village takes part in rearing the offspring.

Hildy lost another nest of eggs and I found some cracked shells while weeding. I had thought a snake or maybe a turtle had gotten them. The evidence of shells puts the event in a whole new light and I am wondering again about Mr. Martha and breakfast. Nature is cruel at times.

I seem to hear my pillow calling out my name, beckoning to bed. One last trip outside and I am down for the night. 

5 comments:

mama .bonnie said...

I love your lilies especially since I have trouble growing them.......

Rae said...

Your lilies are very pretty. Mine are looking pathetic.

Linda O'Connell said...

I imagine being so close to nature can be exhilarating and exhausting, but what I wouldn't give to have a place on a lake or near the beach. Have fun with your critters.

Val said...

So beautiful! Our chickens are hatching chicks left and right. I don't know how many will survive the canine marauders, but we keep them put up in a rabbit hutch until they grow a bit. Our hens shun the chicken house and pen. Once they've been allowed to roam, they like to roost in the trees. Not really practical for chicks.

ellen abbott said...

we have a nest with three wren babies in it. they made their nest in the ladder hanging on the wall of the future shop. sorry to hear about Hildy's loss. Or maybe the eggs hatched and she moved the babies.