Random Acts of Living

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Falling Behind

I can't believe it's been over a week since I last posted. It's not that I don't have anything to post, it's just difficult to post and do yard work at the same time. My white lilies were really pretty this year.
I've been getting a lot of nature shots. This hawk and small bird were flying above us when we were at Kingman for a T-ball game. Not real sure what kind of a hawk it is, but I don't think it's a redtailed. I think it's small than that.
With my trees getting so large and the bounty of mulberries and sandplums, I've been noticing birds and butterflies that I noticed before. Below is a Brown Thrasher. They're suppose to be timid but this one was so intent in his bug hunting that he allowed me to get fairly close.
I'm not absolutely positive, but I believe the butterfly below is called a Question Mark. ?
Father's Day was the first without my dad. Two of my granddaughters had spent the night and both their father and mother worked on Father's Day so I had the girls make cards. When their mother went to work she dropped their brother off also and he got in on the card making too.
A few weeks ago when I went out to get the paper and mail I found a baby Bluejay sitting on my sidewalk. Days following I saw it in various spots in my yard but more often saw it's daddy flying around and dropping into hidden places in the yard.
Then a couple days ago I spooked a young jay out of my Rose of Sharon bush and up into the maple tree. I don't know if this is the same bird of one of it's siblings. It became interested in the beeping of my camera focus and even came in closer but those pictures didn't turn out real well because he kept flapping his wings.
My garden is coming along, planted late again. This picture is a week or two old, I need to get some new pictures to post.
The pools seen quite a bit of action already this summer. Can you see my cherry tomato plants along the top of the pallets? If they manage to survive I'll need to put them in bigger pots.
And then there's been the T-ball games. I have lots of pictures I need to post from these. I'll probably make slide shows from the games and post them all together in one post. PK has really been enjoying herself playing ball.


Peter said...

Hi! I tried ages ago to grow lilies but the soil is so dry here most of the time, they kicked the bucket!

Much like the native birds that have been driven away by the feral birds. I put this down to people not growing native species plants and the increased population and pollution.

Take Care,

Moonshadow said...

Peter - sorry to hear that you can't grow lilies there. Are there native flowers that do tolerate the dryness?

I hate to hear about native species being driven out by imports. You'd thing people would learn from past problems with this.

Peter said...

Grevilleas especially Robyn Gordon are the hardiest is my garden. This Australian native thrives with little water and attracts native birds, not that I've seen many lately, unfortunately!

Take Care,