Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Daylily

It's hard to believe that the last few blooms of summer are almost here.  We wait through the long winter to get a glimpse of color and before we know it we're at the end of the season.  We still have the beautiful fall colors to look forward to and the Mums are some of my favorites. 

The Black Eyed Susans should be in bloom for a few more weeks.  It must be their orange color that makes me think of fall.  Not that I'm quite ready, although with the heat that we have had here lately, I find myself longing for the cool nights that fall brings.  We are finally getting some much needed rain tonight.  You can water every day, but it doesn't compare to a slow falling rain to make things perk up.

This is one of my beautiful daylilies.  The orange color is just so amazing.  I managed to get a close up shot of it while the rain drops were still there.  Hope you enjoy it!  Take time to look at all the beautiful colors in the great outdoors that our Lord provides for us.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Our Garden Frog

Could this be the same frog that we see every year in our garden?  He or she gets a little bigger from year to year.  But how would we know?  I'd like to think he feels at home there.  He always manages to scare me while I'm busy admiring the plants growing and the veggies getting so close to pick.  He blends in pretty well with the colors of the plants, so you don't know he's there until you get too close and he jumps.....and yes.....I jump!!  As long as it's just him and not a snake I'm good.   I suppose we should give him a name....I'll have to think about what would be a good name for him.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Cat Nap

Now this is how to take a cat nap! The hot days of summer are a perfect time to nap.  Who am I kidding....anytime is a good time for a nap! 

What a sweet little face!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

The photo isn't the best, but it does help explain why several of my daylily buds have been eaten!!  They didn't even have a chance to open. And this I do believe is the culprit!!  We've seen her a few times lately.  We watched her easily jump over the fence and into the neighbor's yard.  There are a lot of leaves and other stuff to eat, why pick on my daylilies!!  I'd gladly give her something else to eat.  But she is pretty, isn't she??