Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
My poinsettia has done well out under the shade tree. It is in the plastic planter shaped like a swan and I think the plastic has been good to keep it from drying out. For some reason I have one reddish leaf that has formed on the under side of all of the foilage.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
It is a strange mess that sits at the corner of my garden shed. Who knows where it came from and who knows what I am going to do with it. Some things there look like they are leftovers from construction work. If I had a big enough hole I guess I could bury it. The dried up gourd can be tossed in the garbage.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Our dog Barney gets the neighbor dogs in trouble. He goes out and barks at the variety of dogs next door and they all get to howling at the same time. This is a sample of the many dogs that they have. Jake is the black dog and Lillian is the white and brown Terrier. The neighbors sometimes then call them all back inside because they are making too much noise.
The two little chiwawa dogs are a part of the team of four dogs of the same breed. The little ones were not all out at the same time. I think six is the total number of dogs that live over there.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
It is Saturday and I may venture out into the outside and snap a few new pictures. We look like we might get rain but I am not holding my breath on that idea.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
This is a descendent of my white zinnia's from two years ago. I save seed from year to year. I planted a packet of Martha Stewart seeds back then. They were a short white variety and this offspring is now a taller one. I have talked the drought too much but I am grateful for any bloom I can eek out of any plant at this time.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Our neighbor's tomcat we call Tom Tom watches me as I am out shooting pictures for the blog. He really is almost snoozing. He is in position ready for the door to open and he can receive a free hand out again. They have so many cats next door that we are glad to help out with the feeding of a few of them.
I have posted Tom Tom before when he was stretched out on my steps of my garden shed. He was again just resting. To his credit, he really would prefer being petted over being fed. He is a sweet guy.
Monday, August 6, 2012
These are also known as naked ladies. The bulbs put up a foliage in spring and then after the foliage has died down it shoots up stalks and buds. I normally have over a dozen stalks but with the drought I was lucky to have one single stalk. Maybe the rest will pop up the next few days.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
I picked my first tomato. It is not big. I don't think any of them on the vines will be larger than a tennis ball. I am just grateful that they are now starting to ripen. I may water twice a day to see if I can get them to grow bigger. Probably not!!!!!
Friday, August 3, 2012
The midwest is on the same journey as it was in the summer of 1936. Evidence of it is seen in all the vegetation of the area. It will probably go down in the weather history books as an equal of the one 76 years ago even if it does rain.
It may rain on Saturday..............
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
It wasn't a tough winter but I found one of our snow scenes from the past winter. I was looking for a photo to share today from all my photo files and this seemed a great one to put on my post. I worked two extra long days the past two days and I just haven't any new photos to share.