This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Thursday, July 18, 2013

visitors in the heat..............

Dog days........wonder why they call it that? I mean dogs lay around all day even when its cold. My lot do anyway.Well with a heat index of 101 degrees I have to be sure the birds and wee beasties have enough water. I see the Chipmunk is back, or at least one of his offspring. The cat knows it too so this one better be smart.
My first picture is of Mrs Robin who seems to be collecting nesting material.....hmmm. She already has a bunch of kids following her.
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One of her kids is out back in a mud puddle. Just like a kid huh!!!!! and squabbling with a Grackle for the spot.
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While the female is sprucing up. The Mr is stuffing his face
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Meanwhile I found out who raided the bird feeder and scarfed the lot
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He is going to have to cool it. I dont mind feeding him but he hoards it instead of eating it. Thats not fair to everyone else..
I liked the colours on this picture. A Day lily and little lavender bells
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All around my garden I have dishes for the birds and animals. This is a good way to use old dishes or garage sale finds.
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This little Chickadee prefered the fountains cool water though
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Some of the colours are beautiful together
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The Day lilies continue to blossom
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The bee balm is pretty and I am hoping it will attract a few butterflies, they have been scarce this year.
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A very small flower on the Hydrangea
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I am off to see whats new out there tonight............its so hot it may be a quick trip


Merlesworld said...

Your furry friend is very cute but if he takes it all and leaves none for anyone else he is greedy.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

That greedy chipmunk is really adorable & the flowers are, of course, gorgeous!

Magic Love Crow said...

How long does it take you to make your posts! They are beautiful! I love all the pictures, like always! Such a treat! Thanks for sharing them ;o) Big Hugs ;o)
(My friend, I did write to you, don't know if you go it? But, for the blue bells and the lavender, is aceo size good, or does it matter?)

Magic Love Crow said...

Question, where do you get your stands for your old bowls?