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8 Aug 2014

WHAT HAPPENED IN JULY IN OUR GARDEN

Posted by JW. 7 Comments

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LETS SEE WHAT PHOTOS WE TOOK IN JULY 2014

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As we wonder around the gardens we see different and sometimes strange things.  As we sit and read we hear many different sounds.  Many times we hear things but can not see them and if we move from the lounge chair its gone.  “GOOF” the wonder dog lets us know if any thing dangerous like “Pink Elephants” or “Lions” are in the gardens.  So far all he has told us are around are some Chipmunks and birds.
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Male Scarlet Tanager

Its been a few years since we have seen the Scarlet Tanager. Am sure they have been around but its very difficult to see them way up in the top of the trees.
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Rudbeckia, Agastache, Monarda all are pollinators, Hummingbird and Butterfly attractors.

We are seeing lots of pollinators not many butterfly’s.  As the flowers go to seed the American Goldfinches will come to glean the seeds.
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Evening Primrose

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Fritillary butterfly on Butterfly weed

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Sunflower in full bloom

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Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Hummingbird is a regular user of the top of this tepee.  Scanning the area and then off to catch something then returning to eat the catch and wait for the next one.
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SUPERMOON

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Sun Flowers planted by chipmunks and birds.

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Daylilly

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Male Northern Cardinal

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Bumble Bee on Sun Flower

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Chipmunk lives under porch

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“GOOF” dog looking for chipmunk.

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That’s about it, lots of things developing and coming into bloom.  Looks like the next post will be about whats happening in August.

Have a great day.
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7 Jul 2014

IN OUR YARD July 6

Posted by JFW. 3 Comments

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Did not do much gardening today.

 

Real lazy today, spent most of the day in a lawn chair with camera in hand.  I did wander threw the gardens and watered some seed I sowed yesterday and looked at some Forsythia cuttings that need to be potted.  Also checked out several Hydrangea layered growths they will soon need to  be potted.  Not much else to say about this day except it was a beautiful day just right for relaxing in the garden and listing to the sounds of nature.

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Every thing is green and growing fast.

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Scarlet Tanager paid us a visit. It has been several years since we last saw one. Spent quite a bit of time so we think they are nesting close.

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A little later he was back. Singing the same song.

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Water Lily in full bloom. Looks like two more ready to open.

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Clematis doing well on new wheel.

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Not sure what Butterfly this is, or is it a moth. Several of them around today.

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Mother Sparrow watches as young ones learn about the feeder.

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Male American Goldfinch actively feeding on Agasthche.

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Probably should have mowed some of the lawn and areas that are getting tall.  However the Mower is out of gas and so is the gas can. Too lazy to go and get some gas. Will get to all that another day.

 That’s it for this post see you next time. 

 

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25 Jun 2014

SUMMER IS UPON US

Posted by JFW. 5 Comments

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NOT POSTING MUCH, BLOG NOT WORKING VERY WELL.

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Actually this post is to see if I have corrected the problem with the blog posts.  If you got the Email notice please comment that you did. A simple yes will do.

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Roses doing well this year.

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Yellow Rose

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New Wheel for the Clematis. Old one didn’t make it thru the winter.

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Every thing starting to clime the Pergola.

 

That’s it for this post.  Again if you received an Email notice please comment with a simple yes.

 

 

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