Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018


Little lovely...this is (I think) a rufous hummingbird; the setting sun is making him/her glow.

We mostly have Anna's hummingbirds in our yard, so it is nice to see that this little dude/dudette has moved in as well.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Moon, Shine

 Almost full...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Snack time! (I believe these to be house finches...)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Orange Bells

Our Australian flame tree is going nuts this year...every other year is a banner year for the flowers/pods (and leaf dropping).

The birds love to sort of hide in its shady branches--there is a little hummingbird there.

Monday, July 23, 2018


It is hot and humid here (relatively speaking, I realize!)...this is the reward for all of that subtropical moisture.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Ephemeral Beauty

 These cactus flowers are AMAZING! They are huge, for one thing, and this year there are about a dozen of them. This is a terribly neglected property, but these cacti are thriving. They are so ephemeral...tomorrow they will have wilted and started to fade away.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sittin' in a Tree

This little one sat in our tree and groomed itself for about 15 minutes...so cute!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Thrifty Find

Super cute vintage purse found today at my fave thrift shop (where most of my clothes come from)...it has its little mirror, too. Yay!

I MIGHT have a vintage purse obsession...ahem.

Monday, July 16, 2018

One More Time

 Just because...

Friday, July 13, 2018

Bad Pun Ahead

Goats just want to have fun...

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Lizard Up a Tree

This dude skittered up the tree when our neighbor's cat came into our yard--she actually catches lizards all the time (but doesn't kill them, thank god), so I think he was wise to skedaddle!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tiny Beauty

Beauty comes in all sizes (this is a minuscule weed).

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


Amazing! (This is from last month, BTW...)

Friday, July 6, 2018

Yes and No

 YES to birds enjoying the water!

NO to this nonsense!