Monday, June 30, 2008

Hummingbird images of the day

I have more hummingbirds here this time of year than usual. They are still not using the flowers as much as the feeders, but the bee balm is just starting to open and will tempt them. Here are a couple shots from tonight.

my new bird feeder

It took a couple days, but the birds are starting to figure out my new bird feeder.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Hummingbird action shot

I snapped this quick action shot of a hummer today. If you look closely you can see her tongue. I also enjoyed watching a Goldfinch eating some prairie grass seed.

How humiliating the cat wants to hold hands

Our cat Millie loves our big old Golden Retriever, who may the most gentle creature in existence. The things she has to put up with. Poor dog...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

female hummingbird

I'm not quite sure what is on her beak. Pollen possibly?

What's blooming now

Lots of Maltese Cross, primrose, lilies and daisies are in bloom this week. The garden is starting to become more colorful:)


My Lantana is really starting to bloom now. I have them planted in some hanging baskets and window boxes. The hummers seem to enjoy them and so do I. They are also fairly forgiving if you don't water them every day.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Good Year For Strawberries

My strawberry crop is doing great this year. I picked these yesterday. They must have liked all the strange weather Wisconsin has had this year.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Chikadee and a Dragonfly

I was out catching up on some weeding today when I noticed this chikadee hanging out and drinking out of my ant moat. There were some hummers flying around, but they were to quick for me, so I had to settle on taking a dragonfly picture instead.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Daisies and Lilies

I took a quick break from removing wall paper in the basement to enjoy the daisies and lilies.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Flood pictures

The first couple pictures are of the corn field at the end of my street. Note the ducks and sandpiper. The last three are of the flooding in downtown Pewaukee. I can't imagine how bad it was last week when we were away.

Despite all the flooding some flowers are blooming

Many of my plants are not happy with all of the rain we have had, but several are still doing well. My honeysuckle looks great. The roses are not doing so well, but still blooming. The weeds have of course loved all this rain.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Back from the beach to flooded Wisconsin

We enjoyed another great vacation at the Outerbanks of North Carolina. Unfortunately, while we were having great beach weather there, it was flooding back here in Wisconsin. We returned to a nice soggy basement and all types of flooding in our area.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

More creatures in the garden

With all the creatures in my garden it is a wonder any plants are left:)

Sunday, June 01, 2008

First Day Of June Blooms

Things are starting to bloom around here. My Navajo Greggi Salvia is starting to look better now that it is warming up. I could only find it in pink this year.

Ibought two Lady in Red Salvias that were alredy blooming. The ones I started inside won't bloom for a couple of weeks yet. My honeysuckles are just about to open as well. Hopefully they will draw in some more hummingbirds.
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