back yard looking toward house
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
I'm running out of vases. I waited and waited for the peonies to bloom and now they have just exploded. I counted 12 bushes in my garden and most of them are white. There was one dark pink one, but it only had a few blooms which I took to my Mother a few days ago. Medium pink account for about 3 bushes. Anyhow, I have filled all the vases I had, and am scrounging in the recycle bin for jars. The irises are about finished blooming, so today I will have another large vase to fill with white peonies.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Sooner rather than later this year, I fled the heat of Texas and headed out to Idaho. It was 95 the day I left and a balmy 60 when I arrived in Idaho. Of course since I left, we have had the coolest May we have had in Texas in several years. No matter... Here are some of the daily views from my little homestead in Idaho.
A nest built over the back porch light
Eggs laid May 2nd or thereabouts
Birds hatched 14th or 15th, babies at 5 days old
We've had other wildlife in the garden too.
Several quail, they move pretty fast, so hard to get good photo. The color is a bit off in this one, they are more greyish, don't know where the blue came from.
Ducks were pretty cute at first, but have become a bit of a nuisance, since they won't stay out of the pond, and it is a small pond. They are also leaving droppings as ducks will do. If they build a nest and then won't let me sit out by my own pond, I might not like that.
This post has gotten too long to show any of the beautiful flowers I have here, may do that in another post. I have a bit of a challenge working on this little tablet hubby left behind for me to use.