Monday, August 8, 2022



The moon at sunset...

Friday, August 5, 2022



Two bees on a dahlia. The end.

Hidden Nuts


What's hiding in this lovely pot of coleus?

It's another peanut plant! Apparently the squirrels around here are a bit absent-minded and can't remember where they have stashed their nuts! 

(Remember this stray peanut plant?)

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Before, During, After


Here is my bulletin board with several years' worth of accumulation--it seriously was two or three layers thick in some points. Anything I found interesting/cute went up there. It had reached a point, however, where I really couldn't fit anything else on without damaging the things already there.

Clean slate...

New start! This leaves LOTS of room for expansion. (And yes, that is Elizabeth Taylor on the gorgeous.)

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Fun with Stencils


Another utility box with a funny stencil...

It is right next to the one with Bill Murray's face stencilled on it. Wacky!

Monday, August 1, 2022

Sitting in a Tree...


Periodically over the past few weeks, I have heard a raptor calling insistently. One day I looked out front--and across the street and 50 feet up--and saw these two hawks (I'm not sure which species, alas; red-tailed hawks are most common there, but the smaller bird does not have a red tail). 

The smaller one on the lower branch was looking up at the other bird and screeching. Then it took off while the other stayed put. I do think it was a parent and juvenile...the juvenile was begging to be fed and then finally decided it needed to go off and find something for itself. Fascinating!

Friday, July 29, 2022

Sun, Down

 There is so much moisture in the air that we are getting some lovely "winter" sunsets in July...