SQ's)-another name for squirrels here with the dogs we have to talk like this around the them or they will bolt after them so we have a little language of are own for the dogs and the animals around us. Anyway I'm always finding these nuts in my gardens hiding and I swear sometimes I see the SQ's throw them down at the dogs. The dogs have an Invisible Fence around the yard but aren't allowed down in the lower 40. So they're far enough away from Nature to let the other animals be. Like Deer, Groundhogs, Squirrels, Foxes, Turkeys, and a Murder of Crows!!!
Anyway the story is I think this is a "Mother SQ and her youngster trying to hold him/her still long enough to clean. I can relate!! They are so cute up there but when they come down their they reek havoc!! They dig in my garden, hide nuts, eat all the bird seed (I don't mind cause they need food too.) I just wish they weren't such pigs. The dictionary calls them: "Tree Dwelling Rodents with a bushy tail. Well take off the tail and I have 2 living in my basement, eating all of my food too-and you know who you are:) But anyway, I just love walking around the property, it gives me a peace of mind that I really don't get anywhere else and it stills my head. I swear sometimes I have Adult ADD! If you've ever seen the Movie "UP" I'm the Dog!!! Where-Where-Where that's my head. And I have a gazillion ideas in there popping up all the time.Ok, back to why I was here. It's been really hot here in Maryland and really not a sun worshipper. I'm a shade dweller, but I do like the beach with cover :)
Friday two things happen that I really hate!!!! My pond pump stopped working so had to invest in another, and the other thing is 'Harley' rolled in Deer Poop, yes I said it!! Man I hate that. He had a good ole' time before I could yell at him. So needless to say it was in the tub for him and me, first thing in the morning too-ugh! So all day I took him out on the leash so not to tempt him again. I cleaned up the mess! I don't mind cleaning up after the dogs but the resident wildlife really needs to do their own and stay down at the lower 40!! So Life goes on here and I still having to water alot and the humidity is really up there also. Today the Heat Index will take us to 105degress-ugh. OK, garden stuff below.........................................
alot of water and I've got them in a sheltered area in the bright shade :) I'm not sure what it is, maybe a bloody dock, it has red veins thru it just like beets, but not a beet plant. This gets a white flower spike. And my friend doesn't keep notes, or tags she just pops stuff in. It's tough being a plant there cause if you don't look good your out of there. Me, I pour my soul into my gardens and get a little sad if something dies, because I know it's ME not the PLANT, usually.