2019, In The Garden

Blooming Bee Balm (2)

Last year, I planted Bee Balm for the Hummingbirds/Butterflies in the front yard. Back then, I had two plants. When they were done blooming, they died out. I removed what was left over. This Spring, I’ve noticed lots of little seedlings in the flowerbed. Later, we found out, that the Bee Balm reseeded for future blooming. Today, the first blossoms appeared for this season.

2019

The Full Flower Moon 2019

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The May Full Moon 2019

Today, we had a few storms blowing through North Texas. But it cleared up enough to see the Full Flower Moon, this evening. Tonight’s Full Moon is also referred as a “Blue Moon”. Usually there are three Full Moons in every season. This Spring, we experience four Full Moons. Therefore the third Full Moon is also called a “Blue Moon”. The fourth Full Moon will be on June 17, which is four days before the Summer Solstice.

2019, In The Garden

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Every Friday, I’ll post some photos of flowers. These could be garden flowers or wildflowers. Today, I begin with a Hibiscus blossom and a Foxglove.

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2019, In The Garden

Our Greenhouse/Garden In Mid-May 2019

The tomato plants grow like weeds in the greenhouse. We have about two dozen fruits growing on the plants. And every day, I find a few more ‘maters on the vines. Today, I also could harvest a couple of jalapeรฑo. The pepper plants seem to pick up. The hot temperatures in the greenhouse help the peppers growing much better. And we have new “tenants”. The Greenhouse Fairies moved into the beautiful solar house, I purchased for them last week. Sara checks on Tinker & Friends, if they come home every night. When the lights are on, the Greenhouse Fairies are here. ๐Ÿ˜‰

2019

An Evening Song From The Texas State Bird

This evening, we had one “Mocker” sitting so perfectly in the neighbor’s tree, that the Moon was behind the bird and the last rays of the Sun were reflecting in an orange-red shade on its feathers. The Mockingbird sang a song about Spring, warmth, sunshine, mating and probably a couple lines about the rising Moon. I just hope for him, he’s not the Bachelor, that sits in a nearby tree and sings this very same song from 2:30 – 4:00 every morning.

2019

“Baby”, The New Member In The Texas Fox Squirrel Family

For a couple of weeks, I’ve noticed a smaller squirrel coming to our feeders. When I approached the feeder, it didn’t move but trembled. It was very young, and didn’t know what to do. Then it dawned on me, that this little one is still a “baby”, and has to learn about it’s surroundings. Now, I make sure that our dogs and cats are not outside, when “Baby” visits the feeder. Momma Squirrel keeps an eye on him. But he is already very independent.ย The girls will give “Baby” a new and more appropriate name, soon. In the meantime, it’s the baby in the Fox Squirrel Family.

2019, In The Garden

Texas Garden Sunset (3)

After Kevin mowed the lawn, I checked on the plants in the greenhouse and enjoyed theย  view of the setting Sun, this evening. We have nine tomatoes growing so far. The plants are doing well in the raised beds. Last week, we’ve had lots of rain, which was good for the garden, and our water bill. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This Summer, we will end up with a lot of sunflowers. The birds kept dropping the seeds in the soil, while they were picking for different seeds on the plant and from the bird feeders. They planted some corn as well. In Autumn and Winter, the birds will be rewarded with fresh seeds. It’s nice to have little feathered and furry friends as garden helpers.

2019

Mother’s Day 2019

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Mother Duck with her sweet offspring

Happy Mother’s Day!

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