Thursday, August 4, 2011

A "Hummer" of a Week

Wow, haven't been here forever this garden season. We were blessed with a new Granddaughter and my garden kinda took a back seat. Thank God my gardens love me because they wouldn't have survived this season without the care I have given to them previously.
Anywho, I have a new friend in my life. Alot of drama has been happening in my little corner of the world and when I can exscape into my office this is who is waiting for me, like an old friend. My male hummingbird has been here everyday from about 5:30 am  until 8:30 when I leave my office. Every once in a while I check back and there he is protecting his stash.
I think I must be his favorite place to eat. I'm not sure if he has a family or not close by. But I'm glad he's here. I get great joy watching my little friend chasing away all other "Hummers" and even watching him take a bath and preening his feathers. I never thought about Hummingbirds and feathers, because their so smooth. But now I can see him everyday close up and watch him, it's amazing this little guy. Such beauty and such a strong little guy. I love his little feet.
And as I watch him, watch me, he's proably thinking my house needs painting, and my gardens need weeding really bad, and when the supply is gone he flaps his wings in front of the window to get more.
I'm really enjoying this little guy and hope you enjoy my post about him. I'll be back soon with garden news as long as my plants hold up for me and don't die from "Grandma" neglect. Thanks for stopping by and excuse the running sentences.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Watching the Birds and Daydreaming

Today I moved one of the Bird  feeders  closer to my Office window so I could enjoy the birds while I'm in there  doing whatever. Today  I found myself "Daydreaming" about spring while watching the birds feed.  I caught this cute little Titmouse with a seed in his mouth. Today was Windy, with gusts up to 40mph and cooler temps. And the birds were having a hard time staying put on the feeders. The beginning of the week started off in the 50's now back to 30, brr.
I did notice today while outside walking with Gracie that a few of the daffodil bulbs and a few others are up under the leaves about 1" high. These bulbs were planted in the front garden area so full sun all day. Not to many other things are showing signs of life yet. I do enjoy looking at the Perennials I left for visual effort in the garden over winter. Can't wait to get out there and clean all this up but still have  alot of Winter left. I"m  just siting here watching the birds and Daydreaming about everything and anything garden and those warm days outside with the sun on my face and a smile you can't wipe away. I'm in my glory come the first signs of spring. I get Cabin Fever really bad so the sooner the better for me.
And this spring are family will have a BIG  LOVELY SURPRISE, I will write about soon!!!
So I hope you have time to sit back and Daydream too. It's almost Zen like :)
To Garden and even think about Gardening is Divine!!!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Loss of Our (4legged) Family Member HARLEY

Woe is me!!!  It's been a horrible week here.   I have lost a best friend on January 25, 2011. My Heart pains for my Harley. I don't think I have cried this hard in a very long time. We had to make the decision to send him to the "Rainbow Bridge". What a horrible decision to have to make. But it's better then him suffering here for our benefit.   So now he is with my Mom and Day who loved him very much. I'm still struggling with this decision, why. I prayed hard for the strength to be able to except out decision and if this was the right thing to do.....

 Then I spoke to my friend and she said to Blog about it this would help also!!! This is a picture of my "Prick Ear" Buddy in Better times. What a beautiful warm face and beautiful big brown eyes!! Now on to the qualities that make him special:

Believe it or not he always smelled like Powered Grape stuff. Just his head. We use to call him  "Grape Ape".

He had soft fuzzy Prick ears that felt like velvet.

He loved everybody and greeted everybody the same human or not. And loved other animals.

He was a very vocal family member. And he never licked, don't know why just didn't he would sniff you and snort on you and that meant you were part of his family :)

His place was on the couch on one of the pillows, like princess and the pea.

The only bad thing is We let him sleep in our "BED" don't do that, it's like sleeping with a cow in your bed.

He protected his yard from the "SQ's" we couldn't say Squirrel in the house he went ballistic, where, where...

He was larger then life and was a beautiful addition to our family. Our other member "Gracie" is grieving  and looks for him in and around the house and outside. It is super quiet here. We have beautiful memories and nice pictures of our buddy. He will always hold a place in our hearts and just maybe we'll see each other again.
I love you Harley and Thank You for making our lives and my life a little easier to bare some days!!!! Goodbye ole' buddy and love from your  Human Keeper and Caretaker...Joyce