It's turned into a very happy Friday for me because little Merry Pearl is back.
Today was her 3rd day gone a missing. I had looked everywhere for her!
Just after noon, Mike opened the kitchen door and said, "Did you know your cat's under the Xterra?" (major squeal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- because nooooooooo, I did not know that!) I ran outdoors and scooped her up. She was filthy! Even her feet were dirty; she looked awful and had even lost weight. I wondered if she'd had kittens but- she hasn't. I really think she got stuck in something. I have turned this place upside looking. I've opened every door on every building, I've looked under buildings, and even vehicles. It's all a big mystery, but I hope she stays "home!" From the day she turned up on our porch; she's had my heart.
She scarfed her favorite can of 9-Lives and is now purring contentedly.
I guess she's officially adopted because we all missed her while she was gone.
The other day, I charged my camera batteries and hopped in my truck to chase Wisteria.
I'd noticed it's been blooming on some of the old homeplaces around here.
I love the beautiful long clusters so much.
So graceful, and whispy.
The vines climb trees as high as they can.
I hope the wisteria growing at our house will one day bloom like this. Instead, it looks like...
"this." A friend of mine gave me a start of her wisteria a few years ago. I planted it too close to the doorway not realizing what it would really do. It grows right up in the doorway of the potting shed, so I always end up cutting it back because I worry about snakes laying on the vines right above my head as I duck to go in and out of the door. Last year it got really bad. So as usual, I cut it back. Somehow it needs to be trained to grow up around the other side of the building because I never get any blooms since I'm constantly cutting it out of the entrance. I'd love for our place to one day be an old homeplace with wisteria growing high in tree tops.
Now I have a question for some of you bird watchers. This is a nest in our red tip photinias and there are many nests! I cannot find the entrance into the nests at all.... does anyone know what bird made them? The nests are very hidden so I've not noticed a specific bird yet? I'm very curious.
Part of me is wondering if they are mocking bird nests? We get them in our red honeysuckle vines as well.
I'm going to town today to look at bird baths.
This is my bird bath. lol Sad and yet, the birds do love it!
Notice my brick placed strategically in the bucket so they have something to stand on and yet reach the water?
Maybe I'll find a real birdbath for the center of our garden. If I do; this bucket will stay under the hydrant for our fine "country" feathered friends.
Yall have a wonderful day!
And a great weekend!