Sunday, July 8, 2012

Life out back

In spite of the hot and the dry, life goes on
 Our first Cypress bloom
 Our miniature rose bush is thriving
 As is the yarrow
 The doves survived a scare...boys with a BB gun, grrrr
 And the butterflies seemed to be, um, gettin' bouncy
 Squirrels are always bouncy around here
 Our double orange day lilies
 Are blooming to beat the band
 I think of Ellen every time I see them
 We have a little toad
 The occasional jay

 The daily squirrel
Lots of robins
 Mama cardinal
 Papa cardinal

 House finch
 Little sparrows
And the board of directors!


NCmountainwoman said...

Very nice! Hope you get some cooler weather soon.

Stephen Hayes said...

Bug sent me your way, and I'm glad she did. Your pictures are great, and we share an interest in history and art. I hope you'll visit me sometime at Chubby Catterbox where I write abut art, humor and nostalgia. I know it's been hot for you lately and I hope it cools down for you soon.

Chubby Chatterbox

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

It's a wildlife haven, Prof!

Nance said...

Oh, a toad AND a bluejay, right in a row! Bluejays are my favourite bird, and I am completely charmed by toads. I miss seeing them as often as I did when I was little--back then, it seemed as if there were a few around every day or so. Now, it's rare when I happen along one.

I bet you know who I blame! ;-)

Thanks for the smiles.