Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I love, love nature, flowers, birds, you name it, and one of my favorite things is to have my camera close and catch nature pics.  This heat is just wringing my heart for the little creatures that have to suffer through it!  Well, I do feel for the 2 legged creatures who have to work in it also, but most can at least find an air conditioner somewhere or get a good cold drink.  Have been watching these birds struggle the last few days with the heat and am glad that I can at least provide a drink and a cooling bath for them! 
Soooo Hot!!!
Just A Bit Cooler Here!
Young Purple Martin Getting Ready For Flying Lessons

Little Purple Martin Cooling Off!
Baltimore Oriole Waiting For His Turn!
Ordinarily purple martins do not land anywhere, but on their houses, tv antennas , or roof tops, but these are so young they don't know any better and are taking to the water in this heat, and the mama's have been flying down to them feeding them.  Smart little birds!!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sad To See It Go!!

So sad, my big bright sunflower is drooping and on it's last days, but have enjoyed watching it develop and bloom.  Planning on saving the seed & planting a row against the house wall next year!
But did find these pretty pink poppies blooming among the zinnias this morning!  They are short-lived, so got a pic of them to enjoy for awhile.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Flowers, Stormy Sky, & Father's Day Fun!

It has been a whirlwind last few days, catching up on yardwork, cleaning & cooking getting ready for a fun Father's Day with family. Took some time out to get a few flower pics and sat out on the patio the evening the gust front blew in and watched the dirt blow.  We had a great time with Bob's family that could come, and the Wimer kids.   Love summer because it means more fun times with family!  4th of July is just around the corner, and that will mean another opportunity to gather with family and enjoy time together.  God continues to bless us daily with beautiful weather, rain, just when we need it, and awesome family and friends to enjoy!  Thank you, Lord!!
Finally wide open!! Love it!
Gust Front Blowing The Dirt!
Love Watching Storm Clouds
Looks Pretty Fierce, But Missed Us!
Getting Ready For Father's Day Get-Together
The Guys Have Got It Covered
New Daddy, Cody, And Precious Saylor Grace
Kyler, Aunt Marshalene, and Lavada Checking out Kyler's Pics
Pretty Mommy & Saylor Grace
Mema Getting Some Saylor Grace Time!
Kyler & His New Ride!  Watch Out!
Brad & His Boys
Mema Koehn & Winston Enjoying The Beautiful Evening.
Susan Taking In All The Action!
Scott & Kyler Taking It Easy! 
Brad & Winston Relaxing After Some 4 Wheelin'
Sweet Grandkids With Their Little Saylor
Precious Little Remington Just Can't Stay Awake!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Some Of My Favorite Things!

Sunday, Showing Some Yellow!!

Spagetti Squash Taking Over The Flowerbed!
Lovin' All The Color!

Hydrangia 2nd Bloom
Tuesday AM
These little ones fell from their nest this morning.  Hope they make it!

Good thing Sissy is an indoor kitty, I know the babies wouldn't make it!
Up, Up, & Away!! Winston waiting for his turn!

Here We Go!  Notice the thumb stays close to the mouth!  Hunter too! 
Pretty Mama And Little Remington

Tuesday Evening

Snapdragon's are starting to bloom.
Planted a lot of these flowers from seed this year, and many of them came back from seed.
A mix of this and that.
4 O'clocks are blooming pretty this evening!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Views From My Patio

I love watching nature, and everyday there is something different to see.  God surrounds us with his beauty, and there can be no doubts that He is the Creator of it all, and we are but the caretakers!
Waiting For A Butterfly
Notice The Beady Eye Watching Me!

Waiting for this to bloom.  The bud bends toward the sun during the day.
Interesting to watch.

Still Waiting!

4 In One

Early Morning Dew

Love Watching These!

Up We Go!!

Bigger Every Day!

Raggy Zinnia

Finally Blooming!! Love These!