Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cooler Days & Pretty Flowers!

Here we are almost to July, and we have the most incredible weather!! Temps in the 80's and expected to be most of the week!  Loving it!  Last year we were seeing temperatures in the triple digits, so this is amazing! Couldn't resist going out and getting a few more pics of the flowers in my flowerbeds.  Haven't been out much this week, because I've been down in my back, so have spent a lot of time just wishing I could be outside catching up on all my yardwork, and enjoying being outside.  Bob caught up all the weedeating today, and son, Scott, finished up the mowing for me yesterday.  What a blessing to have such good help!  Hopefully, tomorrow I can get in and find some answers for my sore back and hip!

Interesting Almost Double Zinnia

Ruffle Center Hollyhocks

4 O'Clocks.  This picture does not do them justice.  They are the prettiest bright red, but it just doesn't show that here for some reason.

Pretty Gladiola.  Only have one bulb left.  Planted these 3 or 4 years ago.

This coleus has almost taken up the whole whiskey barrel!

Double Zinnia

Love all the colors here!!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hot, Hot, Day!!!

Oriole, enjoying the sprinkler on the hottest day of the year! Wow, we had such a wonderful wet, cool spring, that this is really a shock to yards, animals, and people! Flowers are surviving with much watering! Come on cool front and hopefully some rain soon!



Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My Nature Pics For Today!

Just a few bird and butterfly pictures that I got this evening sitting on the patio swing.

Perky little robin headed to the bird bath!

Mockingbird enjoying his evening bath!


Butterfly & Daisies


Monday, June 24, 2013

Old Barn

I love taking pictures of old barns and buildings.  Always makes me wonder and think about days gone by and people that may have lived there.  This old barn really looks pretty good yet, and I think is still being used.  I heard about it today, and was told that it would be too expensive to fix, so will probably be torn down one day, and so I just had to get a picture of it while it's still here.  Looks like it was pretty fancy at one time.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Nature Pics And A Little Visitor!!

A few nature pics from the last couple of days!! Fun keeping my eyes open for some fun things to take pictures of! 

Daisies are hanging in there!!


Caught this guy yesterday wanting a drink from the hummingbird feeder!!
The Super Moon Last Night!

Looks more like a Halloween moon from this angle!

Caught a pic of the stray cat's kitten grabbing a bite this afternoon!! It's a little cutie, but really wild!!


Friday, June 21, 2013

Enjoying My Flowers!!!

Enjoying my flowers and taking pics about everyday, because looks as if summer has finally made it, and they probably look as good now as they will all summer!  May be time for this gal to stay in by the air conditioner! 

Brown Eyed Susan Daisies

More daisies and hollyhocks, and the crepe myrtles will be blooming before too long!


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Father's Day, Flowers, & Garden Boxes!!

Lot's of busy things happening around Mema & Papa's house!! We have had just incredible weather for late spring and almost summer! Rain just when we need it and some lovely cooler temps than usual for this time of the year.  It has been great for growing things and outside activities. 

Remington is ready for his hotdog!! This little guy can really eat!!

Relaxing with good conversation!!

Perfect for each other!!

Don't let that other guy fool you, this is the real Dave, not a serious bone in his body, lol!!!

Susan enjoying the evening with family!

Papa with his boys!!

Papa and Remington enjoying the swing!

Winston taking some time out to get acquainted with the neighbors horses.

Daddy and his little boy sharing a moment!

Our little firebug, Hunter!  He takes after his daddy, lol!!

Love this ice, mema, on a warm evening!  Flies don't bother me!

Just relaxing!! This is our little thinker, Hunter!

Mommy and Winston sharing a sweet moment!

Hollyhocks in full bloom!

The first daisy to open up fully!!

Butterfly enjoying a sip!! Love the daisies!!!

Things are coming along in the flowerbeds!! Will soon have more blooming!

Bob's garden boxes overflowing!  We will be eating cukes, squash, and maybe some tomatoes in a week or two.

A stormy evening recently.

When we moved here 13 years ago this other than 1 cedar tree was the only big tree in the yard, and I love trees, so over the years we have planted more trees, fruit and shade.

That lone tree now has maple, pine, and fruit trees growing near it.  Every time we get a windstorm, I think the old tree is going to go, and we lose lots of limbs from it.  I think in the old prairie days these big cottonwoods were called widow makers because they were so bad about losing limbs in storms!


We also planted all the hedges in front of the house, and a crabapple and flowering plum tree
We added a double garage, and there is a fairly large cellar under the garage floor which we have used several times over the years!!