2019

The Approaching Summer Storm

Hot and Humid are the two words for today. Therefore, the thunderstorm approaching from up north was a very welcomed sight in North Texas. The wind cooled the temperatures down, a little bit. And it was much more comfortable going outside, once the storm past through. It’s still very humid.

2019

Happy One Week Anniversary, Ozzy!

Our kitty, Ozzy, has been with us for one week now. He plays with Sara, and the other pets; he nose-kissed Joshua on July 4th (Joshua is still not 100 percent sure, what to think of Ozzy. But he seems to tolerate Ozzy a bit more); after all this excitement, he had a little tummy bug on Friday; he eats and drinks a lot; and he grew a little bit bigger, since we’ve adopted him last Monday. I spoiled him with toys. Sara spoils him with a lot of attention, very day. Right now, he takes a break and snoozes on the ottoman. Mr. Ozzy has to be fit for tonight’s foot attacks. If he doesn’t claw my feet, he claws Kevin’s body parts I don’t really want to mention here. I know, Ozzy can be a little sh*t. That’s why we love him so much. And he fits perfectly into our family.

2019

Our Summer Tree Musicians

It’s this time of year, again. The Green Cicadas are in our trees and make lots of rattling noises with their abdomen to call out for a mate. It is so soothing, when the cicadas “play their love music”. Summer has officially arrived with them. The temperatures are warm and humid.

2019, In The Garden

Our Greenhouse/Garden In Early July 2019

It’s definitely getting warmer in North Texas. Day temperatures are in the 90s (32°-36°C), since the beginning of Summer. We’ve also had some thunderstorms, last week. It’s the perfect mix for growing vegetables and fruits in the garden. The squirrels planted some seeds earlier in the year. And now, we have corn plants with ears on them. Since the wildlife worked so hard sowing seeds, the corn ears will go to the squirrels. Maybe they will share with a mouse and a few birds. As of right now, we have to share our peaches with the squirrels. Until Luis comes out and barks them out of our backyard: “No peaches for you, Sandy! Woof!”

Because it got warmer, the tomatoes slowed down with their production. We will see, if they make it to Autumn and start to produce again. If not, there will be room for some more Autumn/Winter vegetables. One of the Orb-weaver Spiders made camp in our Autumn Sage. We always can use a good friend like Zippy in the garden. She takes care of the pesky insects and keeps them away from our garden. Our clematis blooms for the third time, this season. I need to start to trim it. That way, we might get the plant bushier and more blossoms. Something I still have to learn how to do.