Monday, May 31, 2010

Rugosa Multiflora

aka Wild Roses


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Look Here...

This is my wisteria.

Let's go a little bit closer.
Do YOU see any flowers?
No, I didn't think so. Neither do I.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Garage Flowers

A new pot of white flowers hangs between the garage doors flanked by pots of purple flowers on either side.


Purple on the end


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Iris Anyone?

Mom likes irises.
Pawpa .. not so much.
Luckily we only have three.

(He says he has to be too careful when he mows the grass.)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"T" for two

Thistle that is...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Chasing the bear

In answer to your question Ms. ~K, not all of the bear pix were taken from the safety of my window. When I saw the feeder was broken again, I stuck my head out the window and looked around to see if the bear was still there. He wasn't. Obviously I am not a thoughtful neighbor because I did not call my neighbors to let them know he was around. Then the phone rang. My closest neighbor was calling to warn ME that the bear was currently in HER backyard. (I truly did feel a flush of shame when I picked up the phone.) Since I hadn't gotten a picture earlier, I went outside to see if I COULD get one. Since I was unable to get a clear shot from my patio, I decided to walk down the trail in the park to see if I could get a picture by standing across the stream from her house. (I was a little worried because there were young children who were playing in the park by the trail but they were on their way out when I got there.) By the time I reached the spot where I could get a picture, he was on his way out of her yard and hightailing it back towards my yard. I hustled back home only to find ... nothing. "Mr. Gizzy's Mom" aka Pawpa finally spotted him ... climbing up, up, up. I waited a while in the yard but he liked it up in his tree so I went back inside to find a window where I could sit to catch him coming back down. Here are 2 quick videos of him on his way down.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sometimes they come back..

We thought he was gone...

But we were WRONG.

He was UP instead of AWAY.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


From This

To This

To This

To This

To This

And finally this

Friday, May 21, 2010

Wet Morning

I had to check it out. It looked like little drops of ice...but it wasn't.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

No worms up here!

Caught this guy flitting from tree to tree.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Park vs. Yard

The rhododendron in the park is in full bloom. Our rhody in the yard has a bud. Since the two bushes are less than a quarter mile from each other, full sun obviously makes a BIG difference.



Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tagged by Caribou Crackers

Ms. Liz tagged us too. Here is the 8th picture in the 8th folder. It's a bridge in Fort Myers, FL that I took from the deck of a boat in the marina.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Rebirth of the Backyard Dogwood

Lifting their faces to the sun.

Soon to be a full-sized bloom.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friends, I ask you ..

Does it seem fair the photographer got fried chicken and I did not? No, I didn't think so. I am so dismayed I can't even look her in the eye.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Company for Breakfast

After Pawpa repaired and filled the feeder, the wood ducks and mallards came by for breakfast.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


This little cutie is Hazel.
She is my hairdresser's puppy.
I just couldn't resist posting her picture.
She is SOOO cute.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pigeons Pigeons

Can YOU find the pigeons?

Monday, May 10, 2010

3 reasons a human might sound like an idiot.

1. It was early.
2. She just got up.
3. She ain't used to talkin' to cameras.

Yesterday morning, Pawpa woke up Mom by asking "Where is the camera?". This is not the way she likes to wake up. Since he was looking out the window, she realized that he must be asking for a reason so she got out of bed and looked out the window too. Mom made this video. She said to tell you she doesn't always sound her best when she first gets outta bed.

Part 1

Part 2

The bear finally left after Pawpa threw a whistling fire cracker out the window. One really loud BANG later .... he was gone.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Scenery Sunday

Scenery Sunday = no new pictures.
Scenery Sunday = no time to shoot.
Scenery Sunday = Evidently no memory.

Hope you enjoy this scenery this Sunday!

I've been told this may be a rerun. If so, I apologize.
I know I posted a Cap D'or picture. I didn't think I used this one.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

You don't scare ME....

This little fellow was so intent on eating, he didn't notice I was standing there with my camera. (That was my good luck because the gold finches were not staying still long enough for me to actually get a picture of THEM.)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Pretty in Pink

This azalea bush is filled with lovely pink flowers.

It's a very pastel pink.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Jack is Back

Jack in the Pulpit, that is. We have lots of Jacks in the Pulpit around our yard. There is a small one by the side of the front step and another one hiding behind the azalea bush. We have a couple just shooting up in the pachysandra by the fence. They come in all sizes it seems as the two by the fence will grow to stand about 2 feet tall as will the two under the pine tree by the park. Others, like the one by the front step are less than 6 inches tall.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The last of the the daffodils

Very unusual and worth the wait!

Pawpa and Mom have been looking at the new catalog and deciding which bulbs to buy for fall planting.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Drippy Monday Morning

Have you noticed I like to catch droplets on flowers?
Here's the new azalea.

drippy day

Monday, May 3, 2010

Go Away I Said ...

Holey Moley!
What the heck is that?

She's leaving.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Is it safe yet?

Saturday, May 1, 2010


So. Kiddo. We. Eat. Right. Every. Lunchtime.