June 4, 2009

It's starting to look like summer....

Well, since my blog got a new summer face lift today I thought I would post some flowers from around my yard that have either been in bloom the last few weeks or are now in bloom. I really do love to garden. Not only do I enjoy the time to do it, but I love seeing and enjoying the fruits of my labor too. This first picture is a poppy and actually it is not in my yard, but it is my next door neighbor's Bea's flower. They were gone for a week and it popped out in bloom and I thought I should take a picture of it for her so she could enjoy it. Well, needless to say I still am enjoying the picture too, it was an amazingly beautiful flower!

Now these are my flowers. I love my clematis, in fact this one someone usually breaks and then it just dies on me, but so far so good this year and isn't it just the best in color? Wow so vibrant and velvety!!

and my Hibiscus rock the oranges with a touch of pinkish in the middle. I just love the exotic feel to these! I have three of these in pots and I just love them and they bloom all summer long!

and what about my gerber daisies, I know that same orange, but they are in different areas, but I do love vibrant colors!

These next pictures are of the Robins that made a nest on top of a wreath right next to the door. It was a wreath I was going to take down, but when I went to do that I realized a bird was nesting on top of it so we kept it up. We all enjoyed watching the birds grow and being feed daily on a regular schedule. All I can say is that those robins work hard to feed their babies. I believe that is all they ever did and then they got to rest come evening.

This first picture is one of the adult robins one gloomy morning. She/he was hunting for worms and I just happen to snap this picture when they landed on my stone figure. I think the colors are very rich and it feels so springy athough this was just a few weeks ago.

This is a pic that same morning right after she found the worm and brought it back to feed them...

This picture is soo sweet I think, they were just relaxing while dad and mom were out working their hinies off to find worms for them, but now doesn't this little birdie look soo content in that snuggly little nest!?! If you look really hard you can actually see all three of them.

This picture is about a little over a week later, they grew soo fast and so big that I was amazed that all three at this point were still in the nest. I think if I would have been a sibling I would have shoved that one in the front right out for more room!! LOL...

This was the last picture snapped of these little wonders. The next morning when we got up the nest was empty! It was really quite a joy to have these right next to the porch for all of us to witness the small wonders that surround us everyday and to actually take joy in them and to truly be in tune with "it's the small things that matter"! So, take time this week to enjoy the small things around you that you might otherwise just notice, but never have really taken the time to look at closely and enjoy! Have a GREAT day!

Alright alright, I know these next two pictures are not summer pics, but they crack me up and since I am uploading and sharing... LOL.. guess you are the lucky recipents of these! This first pic is a picture of our newest addition to our family, Storm the cat. Well, just before Storm we got Easter rats! LOL.. yes, you heard me right, Easter rats! Well, needless to say Storm finds these rats quite interesting. I walked into Avery's room the other day and there Storm was fast asleep on top of their cage. If you look closely you can see Athena and Louise checking him out!

Well, it has also been like 17 years since I have owned a cat and I have forgotten about all the silly stuff they do. This was the night before Rachel's open house and that warmer was sitting on the floor while I was running around crazy. It almost looks like he is not alive and I am going to serve him up for dinner!! YIKES! But really he is just asleep! and I PROMISE I washed it before I used it!! LOL... my guess was that it was nice and cool and felt good and he fit real nice in there. I wondered later what he would have done had I placed the lid on? LOL.... but of course I did not, I just grabbed my camera and took his pic and went on about my business!! Hope you enjoyed these!

hope you get a cat nap in today!!


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Lovely pics Nina!
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Nilla said...

Fantastic photos, well done! Hugs Nilla

MindyRadio said...

Nina, the flowers are gorgeous! I have never tried planting anything that pretty. Mostly just hardy plants that I can't kill...LOL

Unknown said...

Wow those pictures are awesome! Love your new blog background :)

Ami said...

Gorgeous pics and I am way jealous of your beautiful yard!! My yard wants to be your yard when it grows up, LOL!! And look at Storm sleeping in that pan!! Cats will sleep practically anywhere. You have to scrap these; they are just too great!!