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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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Clean up begins....................

This time of year is just so beautiful. but the garden is not. Gerry started to pack away my garden ornaments today. It's looking sad out there. Such a sunny day and no chairs to sit on. The fish have the chicken wire over them to keep the leaves from going in the pond. Still it is October and not too many leaves are down just yet. So the pond should stay rather clean until Spring. Goodnight fishies, I hope you live to enjoy another year, I will look for you in the SPring.
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I love to look at the seed pods, they are art work at its finest. They are the future, they are hope.
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The apples on our tree are for the birds, insects and any animals who want them. We do not eat them, they are not good eating apples. I suppose I could try making some apple sause but I prefer to leave them so the birds can gleen the bugs that live on them and everyone gets something. I get pretty blossoms in the Spring.
Now if only the squirrels would hibernate and quit stealing all the food, go eat some apples for goodness sake
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The Blue Jays are still noisy and demand food. I have not seen the Crows since the babies left the nest. I hope they come back this winter. I am seeing the small birds come back again. I set up my spot by the bathroom window so I can watch and take pictures
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Maybe some day someone different will come along. I have has some Finches come in a couple of times as well as the usual gang
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Boots sets herself up to watch but usually dozes off, or cant be bothered to move unless its a Chipmunk, she seems to have a thing about Chipmunks
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My little friend Brea was giving off some advice while I was out there this evening
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This is one of the Finches
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I will have to go to the grain store and see what I can find that may attract some different birds. We used to get a lot birds that we don't see anymore. I wonder what happens, do they send out scouts? I know the Blue Jays and Crows do. I suppose if they are getting what they need they don't bother looking. Its funny that we don't get pidgeons because there is a flock of them that hangs out one street over yet they never come here. I would not mind if they did.

1 comment:

Merlesworld said...

Lots of animal visitors in your garden nice of you to let the birds and bugs eat your apples.