Sage and Snapdragon

Sage and Snapdragon
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Diary 6/28/16

Seems like if you show a cat a box, he will jump in it. Well, if you show a hen a basket, she will lay an egg in it!I had fixed this basket up with a lovely dried flower arrangement in it...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Diary 6/25/15

And now the heat begins~ Starting today and through next week, we are going to have near record temperatures with quite a few triple digit days forecast. Also, monsoonal flow from the Four Corners area will work into our area to cause thunderstorms. Eventually they will have moisture, but not at first. Wow, do I sound like a meteorologist? Anyway, off to an early start because of higher temps later...


So now it is later and just starting to cool off from above 100, and thunder is booming in the distance.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Bird Nests and Diary 6/22/15

There is a chance the Northern Lights" a phenomena caused by solar flares may be visible tonight here. I looked into it, and they are saying north of here. The best time is the three hours around midnight, so I guess I'll get up at some point and look to the southeast and maybe~ I saw them a couple times when I lived back east when I was very little, but I barely remember them. It was more about being out on the lawn with the family all wrapped up in blankets. We did the same thing to watch the very first satellite which the Russians had sent up, Sputnik.

Here is a picture of the five bird nests my daughter found while she was visiting. The feathered one in the foreground is very special. The larger feathers decorate the edges of the cup. Then smaller downier feather are worked in on the sides and inside. The bird was a professional. I doubt this was her(and his) first nest.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Diary 6/20/15

My son is camping on the property over by our big pond. It is a nice place, very undisturbed and with a water source, a great place for animals of all kinds. He had told me about the owl and even had one flashed picture of it, so I went over this evening to outlast the mosquitoes...,

listen to other birds, watch deer, and wait for an owl show. I was not disappointed,. He came. He was very social. My son imitated his mewing call, and he responded. When we were taking pictures of him on the farther away tree, he came closer. He sat there with his head bowed like the picture for probably 20 seconds. It was fascinating to see him behave like this. He was so cute, too. Probably a saw whet owl, very small, and hopefully not too tame for his own good.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Trying to relax and let them adventure some on their own.  It is hard sometimes~


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Diary 6/16/15

I have had a nice break from the hard push of keeping up around here with a visit from my daughter and her two boys. We spent time at the creek which I seem to never take time for. We saw crayfish and a large frog. We visited with friends, which again, I talk about but don't do. We went to the local park and saw a Blue Heron rookery with several nests in the same tall pine tree.In the time they have been here, my daughter has found 5 bird nests. We had quite a wind storm two weeks ago when the weather changed from so hot to the cooler pattern we are in now which must have knocked them out of the trees. I will get a picture tomorrow. We also saw a Red Shafted Flicker our neighbor had run into her window. Sad, but very beautiful to get to see so closely. All in all a nice visit. Help may be coming as soon as tomorrow. Crossing my fingers for someone who wants to help with weed eating!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Diary 6/15/15

All in all, a very pleasant day. very warm, but never too hot. There was a breeze all day which helped. I saw that it was 93 degrees in Soldotna, Alaska. Yikes!
Meanwhile the warm nights will be good for everything in the garden...