Saturday, June 3, 2023

Check It Out...Mourning Doves

 The young fledglings have to check out the feeders.  They seem hesitant to the setup but do finally find some free seeds.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Haze Plus....


I don't usually get the moon in focus when there is haze.  For some reason the conditions were just right for me to pull the moon out from behind the haze and still get some of the haze.  It is getting close to being a full moon soon.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Watch Our for Mr. McGregor.....


 My neighbor is a great white hunter.  I always wonder how long this rabbit will be around as he does like to hunt in his yard.  I have asked him not to shoot anything in my yard. With five young children now across the fences I think he should leave his gun or bow and arrow in his basement.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

New/Old Iris....

 I had an iris that was harvested from a very old cmentery.  I took just on rhizome and in time I had a large growth of the old iris.  I call them cemetery iris.  The iris bores killed the whole lot of them.  I have found one that looks just like the old one and it bloomed just this year. 

I found the iris in my archive pile from a few years ago. It doesn't look exactly like the new one that I bought.  I need to make a trip to that old cemetery again.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Peony Season....


Family history can live on with the plants from the past.  The red peony's original source comes from my Grandmother Brooks from her home in Murray, Iowa. She last lived there in 1972.  It has roots that moved to my parents home and then to my home for forty years.  I now have it at my new home planted in three different places.  The old fashion pink rose came from my old place where the house was over 112 years old.  The lot was covered with dozens of the old fashion peonies planted in various rows on the property. The owners of the old place have experienced two different springs being surprised as to what they have growing in their yard.

Monday, May 29, 2023

Daytime Moon....

 The photo was taken in the day and the moon is tipped down.  As the day goes by the moon will appear at night tipped to the right as we see it move through the cycle.

Flag Iris...