What do you do when you have restrictions?
I take pictures, lots of them...
from the house,
from the deck,
from the truck windows...
Restricted to level surfaces during recoup
since mid-May when the ferns were unfurling
and the apple blossoms were full,
only God knows when I can cut loose on the lawn,
has turned me Stir-Crazy!!!!
I have had plenty of entertaining
friends drop by, like this curious female
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. I think
she's wondering why I'm taking her picture
from the house on such a beautiful day.
From the deck I can see my Bleeding Heart.
I received this clump and another from Mel,
my sis across town, down the road and
around the bend. They are swaying over 4 ft.
tall in the warm, moist soil.
I'm always happy to see our
pollinators, the bees, busy as ever.
From the distance, my grandlove shows me
the new growth of the pinecones.
The Heliatrope planter on the deck
gives me whiffs of vanilla scents with each breeze.
The Song Sparrow sat still on the feeder
for the longest time, like he knew I needed
to adjust my lens...thanks fella!
Restrictions haven't stopped me from rising
at 5 a.m. to see our gorgeous sunrises
the Lord provides...unreal beauty~~~
Bring it on Mr. Hairy Woodpecker.
Entertain me. He spent a good half hour
flitting from the birdfeeder to the tree
busily stuffing seeds under the bark.
I wonder how many he will remember
where he put what???
Way down the driveway,
the Mourning Doves were filling
their crops with gravel...it makes
for a bird's roughage, ya know.
One day I braved the uneven walk down the driveway
to get the mail and spotted these mushrooms.
Does anyone know what they are? They were first
much like a puffball but opened into flat surfaced,
close-gilled, black bottomed, straight stalks. I cannot
bend yet, so I was unable to pick one and do a spore count.
I also could not find them in my Audubon field guide
for North America. Any identifier out there?
Can you tell I'm getting bored???
More entertainment is out in our 1/2 acre garden.
Bill dug a 100 ft. trench for a couple of the Grandloves
to plant their Birdhouse Gourd seeds...
Do you think we will have enough? LOL
Yep, ya know I'm bored when I'm
turning clouds upside-over (like the wee ones say)
cuz I thought they looked like waves...
Calgon, take her away~~~
This is my view of 2 of the gardens
from the deck. I must say, Bill is doing
a wonderful job keeping up with all of
my duties plus his own. I Love that Man.
It's only 4 p.m. and I'm ready to see the moon.
One day real soon,
I will share what Bill did for me today.
Oh, What a Relief.
Have a wonderful week everyone.
I'm going to.