Your comments touched my heart so much.
I'm determined to push on.... how bout you?
We had a little shower night before last and I swear I could almost hear angels singing; it was that heavenly! The next morning walking through the garden ... it was ... so cool and fresh. Out in the pasture the horses and donkeys were practically sparkling; they were so much cleaner! It was so nice not having to water anything.
This morning when I started watering the MUMS... this dragonfly was on them. I threw down the hose and ran inside for my phone. Reaching down I put my hand out and it climbed on for maybe a minute then flew away. I shared the pic on facebook but what I didn't tell was that my Angelmomma gave me this mum it was on. Oh yes she did! My friend Char was right... that there was a genuine dragonfly kiss... oh yeah!
One day I gathered some of the birdnests I've collected and studied them awhile.
I keep thinking about Mother Blue Jays nest in the pecan tree. I wonder if it will fall out? It could end up in this mix. Anythings possible.
A couple days ago I opened the bluebird box up at my Mom's and looked inside to see if a new nest had been made. Two or three weeks before I noticed a mess outside of it... "something" had reached inside and pulled out lots of feathers :( and nesting materials. One of the raccoons maybe? Anyways a brand new nest is inside and three beautiful blue eggs! I shut the door immediately and got away from it. Sorry Mrs. Bluebird wherever you were. Surely you were watching and probably quite horrified.
The bantys lay eggs in this olde watercan in the barn. Less than two weeks ago I started smellin something dead in the barn. I couldn't figure out what? and thought a mouse maybe. Myguy said, "I wonder if some of the chicks hatched and died in the can?" I ran down there and there were no dead chicks but a mother banty had died right on the eggs! Poor thing and might I add P U!!! Oh gag me. I took her out and within a day yet ANOTHER banty hen jumped on the nest WITH the other mother. I'm tellin ya they are the broodiest little things! Anyways... the chicks started hatching. I heard some peepin coming from the can this week and before the end of the day two little chicks were running around on the ground outside of the can. Usually I have to take them out but these fell out. I guess they crawled on the moms and jumped ship. Anyways the bad thing is... the Mothers jumped ship too. I finally moved one hen and both chicks and tried to talk the other hen into finishing setting on the rest of the eggs but she wouldn't hear of it. So....
and are happy as lil larks.
I'm always on the lookout for bottles for the tree in the garden.
This one came home with me but found a new place on this ladder instead.
My favorite colors in bottle glass are the cobalt blues... the aquas and the ones
that are turning purple.
It was exciting to find a date on the bottom of this one!
It's so hot inside the greenhouse. Most of the plants had to be taken out....
you bout melt in there.
I'm hoping the purple will deepen faster in there.
This olde cricket cage is also a recent find.
The bottom of it has a screw-on lid... -- I'd been wondering how to "make" little cages something like it? Being in the garden I've become fascinated with bugs. Especially winged things.
Sometimes I can't help but bringing something inside to watch it for awhile.
Jars work great.... but it's just too hot.
We did! The water "run off" ditch works really well too thankfully! The goldfish are already growing some. We might add a couple koi soon. The sound of the fountain is so soothing when you're swinging on the deck.
The potted plants here have done really well but the heat is starting to take a toll.
See the little pot of fancy grass in this photo? Well I think I bought it at walmart and realized the other day I never got it planted. It's just setting there in the black plastic pot they come in. Anyways I reached down to move the wooden shoes so I could lift it out? Of all things... my shoes had termites! Eeeek! The bottoms were covered in them... and they were already eating holes in the sole! I finally got them all beat off and then reached down to get the pot... and...it had rooted! Like as in... it wasn't going anywheres without some grunting or a shovel! It's still right there. I just keep watering it. Not sure what to do. Maybe I can cut the pot off of it all somehow?
I better get busy. Need to get out and weedeat and sweat alot. Myguy and I agreed to start eating better and both try to lose the weight we've both gained. Even journaled about it today to try to stay accountable. It went something like this:
Eat healthier today.
Don't run ahead and think about or worry about tomorrow
Don't stay stuck over yesterdays. Focus on today, starting on your mark, get set... go.
Now eat well. Exercise more,
sing louder, ... smile!
How bout them apples!
And my verse today: Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.