Thursday, June 30, 2016


 This tiny little cutie spent quite a long time in the fountain this afternoon...very skittish, though, so I had to stay back (hence the less-than-sharp pics). Love its face in the last picture: Grumpy Bird!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Flowers, Cut

And here are flowers from the cutting garden, cut and inside. Sweet!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Garden, Cutting

 At last, the cutting garden actually has, well, flowers to cut! Chief Flower Inspector Tallulah Mae on the job...

Monday, June 27, 2016

Hair Envy

Why doesn't MY hair look like that?

Friday, June 24, 2016

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Perhaps she's grumpy because I woke her up? Sweet girl...

 (She's not really grumpy--her bottom lip is just sticking out after a yawn--because I woke her up!)

Thursday, June 23, 2016


 Our street had its first-ever block party last Saturday. My small contribution was making signs--they're kinda cute (if I do say so myself). And the rosettes were given out in the dog costume contest.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A New Arrival (and Departure)

 While there were four in my latest batch of caterpillars, I could only find one chrysalis. And it took more than two weeks for the butterfly to emerge, so I was worried that something had gone wrong. But yesterday:
 Hello, lovely!

 Oops, he fell right over!

I sat and watched it for a while--I might have talked to it as well, ahem--and then I went inside. About an hour later, it was gone. Yay!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Strawberry Solstice

Happy first day of summer, y'all.

This is the so-called Strawberry Moon last night. The bottom picture looks a bit like a van Gogh painting, doesn't it?

Monday, June 20, 2016

Hot Bee Action

 And I do mean HOT: almost 90 degrees here today.

I love the top photo--if you look closely, you can see right through her wings.
And here is her bullet butt--bees make me so happy!