2019, In The Garden

Gardening & Bird Watching

While I worked in the garden, Chewbacca hung out with me in the backyard. First, he ate some grass blades. And then he looked at the birds. There were so many too watch in the trees, in the bushes and on the fence. Chewbacca prowled on a couple of birds. But they were much faster. Sometimes, the birds startled him when the whole flock flew off into another tree. In the meantime, I planted my onion slips, rhubarb and strawberries. When I was done, with my garden work, Chewbacca was ready to come into the house. It was enough adventure for him in one day.

2019

Luis’ Chillin’ And Watchin’ LivePD

It is a cool day. And Luis is bored, because we don’t allow him to chase Sandy across the yard and over the fence. Sandy gave Luis a big hiss earlier this week. So, we don’t want him to get involved in a “Dog vs. Squirrel” fight. Now, Luis relaxes on the ottoman by the fire place, and enjoys watching K-9 Shep tracking suspects, on LivePD. He can’t wait for K-9 Lor to come back in Spring.Β πŸš”πŸ•Β Β 

2019, In The Garden

The Hyacinths

What a nice surprise on Valentine’s Day: Our hyacinths began to bloom, today. The mild weather is perfect for them to show their little dresses. Last week, I planted and covered the hyacinths up with straw to protect them from the cold spell. And this week, we get rewarded with beautiful flowers.

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UPDATE on February 16, 2019:Β This morning, when I refilled the bird feeder, I’ve noticed the hyacinths are in full bloom. Here are a couple of photos I want to share with you. Aren’t they pretty?

2019

Valentine’s Day 2019

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Today is Valentine’s Day. And it is my 15th Anniversary moving to Dallas, TX.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! ❀

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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2019, In The Garden

Our Garden In Mid-February 2019

Finally, I’ve got around to plant some broccoli, lettuce, and spinach in the raised bed. After I fertilized the bed really well, the plants went into the soil. Kevin can not wait to get fresh lettuce from our home garden, on the table in Spring. So, I always have to plant some lettuce. Katelynn and Sara love their broccoli. And I just enjoy some fresh spinach. Since Winter is not over quite yet, and we still can get nights below freezing point, I made sure, the small plants are covered with straw and Fraser Fir branches. My next project is to get the onion slips into the ground. It feels so good gardening, again.

2019

When Juncos And Finches Get Into A Fight

Mr. Junco had dinner, when Mr. and Mrs. House-Finch came to have dinner at the dish as well. Unfortunately Mr. Junco was not very happy to share the food with the House-Finches and started to yell at Mrs. House-Finch. Mr. House-Finch had enough of the name calling and yelled back at Mr. Junco. Seconds later, the males got into a fight. While Mr. Junco was kicking Mr. House-Finch, the finch slapped with his wing the seeds out of the juncos beak. Mrs. House-Finch sat in the peach tree, far enough away and avoided to get more involved into this fight. Later, she had a talk with her husband, before she could eat in peace at the feeder. Some animals are not so different than some humans. πŸ˜‰

2019

Clear Skies And Budding Trees

This early evening, it was so nice outside. The skies were clear, the Sun was shining, and the First Quarter Moon was visible. I’ve also noticed, that our Bradford Pear tree buds start to open up. It won’t be long, before we have beautiful blossoms on these ornamental trees, again. I can’t wait for warmer Spring weather, so I can plant more in the home garden and The Colony Community Garden.

2019

After The Rain (2)

It rained in the early morning hours and all afternoon, today. But once the rain was gone, the clouds began to move out. And we’ve got rewarded with a colorful sunset. I can’t wait to see the Sun after three days of rain, again. It was too gloomy, the last few days.