Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I'm lucky to have this behind my backyard ~ woods. It not only gives privacy to the suburbs, but is the perfect habitat for some of my favorite things ~ birds.
It might look gross to some, but this American Robin has snagged dinner for some little baby waiting back at the nest. This guy kept this worm in it's beak for some time before finally flying off into the trees.
I finally caught a Northern Flicker, high in a dead locust tree. It was late afternoon, so the lighting wasn't right from where I was, but I got it! Eventually, I'll catch one in good lighting ~ their hard buggers to photograph because they hide well and seem to feed late in the day.

Pointing my hammock towards the west!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Peace, Love, and Cookies

This is what I saw when I walked out my back door this afternoon. Peace ~ Love ~ and Cookies!
I also saw some gorgeous flowers coming to life in my backyard. I love lilies, strong, and beautiful.
Razzle me Dazzle! These are the petunias my Mom loved to grow when I was a kid. Enough said, they are very beautiful. I love how two flowers on the same plant are so different. Just like kids!
I love the feathery look of astilbe! It makes me feel carefree, the perfect feeling for relaxing in the backyard.
Blue denim petunias. I ordered these from Burpee Seeds, and simply love them.
I love this picture. I have no idea how the camera gave the glowing aura to the petunias, but it works for me!

I have lots of work in the garden this year, here at the house, and out at the farm. I'll be posting progress of some of my projects. My backyard garden is becoming a garden room ~ another place to escape and relax, and some interesting themes are taking shape in the farm garden...A 'Princess and the Pea' garden bed, a couple of Three Sister's Garden beds, and my girls are creating a Salad Bowl Garden, and an All Flower Garden. I have a feeling it's going to be a very colorful summer!

Until later ~ peace, love, and cookies!