Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
The mystery has been solved about where the baby birds are coming from that are being murdered by Zoe and Chloe. See the daddy bird? See the yellow weeds/flowers on the bottom left? There is a Killdeer nest on the ground to the right of the flowers.
This is momma bird. She flew out of the nest as I approached.
This is daddy bird again. I love how he is looking at me like "Who are you? Go away!"
Three little eggs that I hope will hatch and I hope the babies survive. Part of me thinks this is a beautiful testament to the continuity of life despite the odds of failure (killer corgis, cats, etc...) or maybe killdeer are just dumb birds.
These are weeds I am sure, or "wild flowers", but they really are pretty.
Mom and dad kept a good eye on me while I took pictures. The nest is just on the other side of our fence. When I got the dogs their crates each one came with a dividing wall of black metal wire. We never use them so I took one and I zip-tied it to our fence next to the nest for extra protection. Hopefully I have corgi-proofed the nest.
One final pic of hubby fighting the endless sand-burr battle. Next year pre-emergent is a must.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Don't believe that innocent look!
Nor this one...
Also, another fire behind the house today. This one was farther away.
Not like the fire on Monday. That fire was way too close for comfort!
Friday, June 26, 2009
But I decided to let it grow and see what happened. I'm so glad I did not uproot it! It is wonderful, unruly, but wonderful! It is full of bumblebees too and that is one good reason to just let it sprawl right now.
My Vinca I planted in the front garden. I love the bright, cheery flowers.
One of the many bumblebees flitting around the Russian Sage. I think I might cut a bunch of the sage and stuff it into the old red milk can we have on the porch and see how it dries. I had a bouquet of it in the house but Noodle didn't like the smell and the tiny blossoms that eventually dropped make a terrible mess.
The front garden. I rescued the pine from the back yard. When we fenced the yard we left about 1/6 of the acre unfenced and that little pine was back there. I brought it around front and I really like it in the garden. We keep it watered and test its needles daily. So far...so good...
Thursday, June 25, 2009
B - Bed size: King
C - Chore you hate: Cleaning Bathroom
D - Dog's name: Chloe and Zoe
E - Essential start your day item: Coffee
F - Favorite color: Blue
G - Gold or Silver: Silver
H - Height: 5' 5"
I - Iris: Brown
J-Job: 6th grade teacher
K- Kids: 3
L - Living arrangements: Love my home in OK, with Jeff and daughters
M - Mom's name: Marilyn
N - Nicknames: nope
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: none
P - Pet Peeve: people who are late
Q - Quote from a movie: "Well Terry, it sure as shit ain't sad."
R - Right or left handed: Lefty
S - Siblings: 2 bothers + 2 sisters
T - Time you wake up: 6:15am
U- Underwear: Of course, thank you.
V - Vegetable you dislike: asparagus
W - Ways you run late: I don't as a rule
X - X-rays you've had: chest
Y - Yummy food you make: mexican
Monday, June 22, 2009
Our volunteer fire department showed up and kept on top of it. There is a wind today (when is there not?) so the fire kept sparking up and going out only to spark again.
Mowing in 100+ degree weather is never a good idea. Think I'll go put a sprinkler in the back yard.
Friday, June 19, 2009
I'm still having a hard time wrapping my heart around the fact that my baby is ten years old. *sigh*
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The dog days of summer have come early to Oklahoma. We are getting into the high 90's already. Our pool builder is booked until late July so the big blue bowl (pop-up pool) will have to suffice for now.
Zoe likes to swim and be in the water. Chloe is not as interested. We pulled out this tub for Zoe and she loves it. On Monday she played in it a lot and got it terribly dirty. She also drank the dirty water and ended up a little sick yesterday morning. She's fine now and yesterday I kept the water clean for her.
I had to post this. Family...tell me, does she look a lot like her brother or what???!!! And can you believe she will be ten tomorrow?
Monday, June 15, 2009
These pups are giving us fits. The eat and chew everything! I know. I know. They are puppies and puppies chew but I am afraid there will be nothing left of our yard once they are through with summer.