Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Fall of the Corn

We had a terrific storm during the night Tuesday and this is what greeted us on Wednesday morning when Cohen and I took a stroll around the yard.  I knew we had a lot of rain as it looked as if water had rushed in sheets over different areas of the yard.  Of course, corn doesn't have a very strong root system and our ground was mush because of the rain so it would not have taken much to topple the corn stalks.    

Cohen tried to play with the hose reel.  His little smile almost made me say yes.  But, we walked on to the front yard and he found a broom to sweep with and soon forgot the hose.

He swept his way up to the front door and in we went.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kitty Foo-Foo

Foo likes to sleep like this.  He will post himself at the foot of my bed just to lounge too.

Here Foo is giving himself a bath.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Fruits of Summer

Ready for some good vine rippened tomatoes?

More than enough blue berries for Sophia....The Blue Berry Hound.

Almost black berry time

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Blue Berry Hill

Sophia and I picked a few blue berries when I brought her home from school on Thursday.  We were able to have some alone together time as Cohen was napping.  She talked me into eating a few blue berries, something I've not done since I was a child.. (  I am not a berry or fruit fan, so not many specimens of that nature pass between my lips. ) She assured me I would like them.   I popped a berry into my mouth, it was ok.  But I'm still not a berry fan.
She was very serious about her job.  I was on one side of the bushes and she the other.  She said to me,    " I'm taking all of the green berries off for you."  I often forget how literal children are.  I told her to pick only the blue colored berries and to leave the red and green ones as they were not good to eat.  She did really well picking the blue ones,  then decided to help by getting rid of the green ones.  

I don't know why Sophia struck such a forlorn pose for the picture.  We were having fun...or so I thought.  Maybe she was so full of blue berries that she could not muster a smile.

Boy, hasn't the garden grown!  We are already full up with squash, peppers, and green beans.  The tomatoes are well on their way to producing a bumper crop and the corn gets taller by the day.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Here are a few more pictures that I took earlier in the week and today.  Just random shots of flowers, bees and a butterfly.  I did see a lot of honey bees today.  I hadn't seen many this year and was rather concerned.  It made me happy to see them here in abundance.  I'm afraid I wasn't able to get any pictures of them, just more shots of the heavier,  hence, slower bumble bees. 

I have been enjoying the pool more than usual this year. ( Just a side thought interjected since this picture of the pool somehow slithered here in between the flora and fauna. )

Hope you have enjoyed these pictures of the yard in microcosm.  I'll take some landscape pictures and post them so you can get an idea of the 'lay of the land'.  That way you can tell a little more about the place. 
 Thanks for stopping by!

The Wonderful Hummingbird Moth

I was able to get these pictures just a few hours ago .  The little Hummingbird moth was busy fueling up among the Bee Balm flowers .  Aren't these amazing little creatures!  You can see how they come by their name. 

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