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Last Blooms-1

It is beginning to get a bit chilly here in New Jersey and I still have a few (18) plants that need to be planted.

Sunday morning, my only full day off, I decided that this is the day. I began planting and was only able to plant 5 of them in this chilly weather.

Instead i decided to take pictures of the remaining blooms.

This one is my favorite…a fallen Dahlia on the 2nd deck I made. (This is a 10×10 deck bigger than the first.)

More pictures to come soon..

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PS…I broke down and paid someone to finish planting the remaining flowers.

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Natures Teacups?

After seeing my grandson off to school (kindergarten now!) I took a little stroll around my yard. When I look at my last remaining flowers I notice a bunch of brown things all over the place.  I think they are mushrooms.  When you look in the 2nd photo it looks like little eggs and some of them hatched.

 

 

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Flower of the Day

Stargazer Lily

‘Instant gratification blows away like a fart in the wind’

by Mike Rowe, Photographer

 

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Beauty in a Weed

“Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.”

~Vincent Van Gogh

Although this is a weed, I think it is a pretty flower.

What flowering weeds do you like?

 

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Quote of the Day

“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important
and capture the good times, develop from the negatives
and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.”
— Unknown

 

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Meet Mr. Theodore Oliver Alexander Donovan, III

Meet Mr. Theodore Oliver Alexander Donovan, III aka TOAD who lives under my steps.  In a previous post, Spare Room, I let you all know that Toads/Frogs live under my steps.  Well as you clearly see by Theodore, I still have not fixed the steps.  There is a plan in motion to fix them this summer.

 

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A Patriotic Turkey

The other day as I pulled into my yard I saw 3 female turkeys and this big old male strutting through my yard.  The females were harder to capture as the kept darting off towards the woods every step I took in their direction them.  But this big old Tom Turkey took his sweet time.  Although he could hear me walking towards him he never moved faster, he just kept showing off his tail feathers and moving with purpose (so it seemed) towards the woods.  His face and neck were red, white and blue hence why I call him a Patriotic Turkey.

Today is Memorial Day here in the USA and I thought it fitting to share my Patriotic Turkey.

 

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Flower of the Day

“There is a choice you have to make in everything you do. So keep in mind that in the end the choice you make, makes you.” by John Wooden

 

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No Vacancy

I recently had some trees cut down and to my surprise there was a nice size hole in my roof.  This area has been covered by a tree since I moved into this house 2 years ago.

I notice that I have tenants squatting there that I did not know I had.  Now the new issue is how to get them out without spending a bunch of money.

Now that the house is officially and legally mine I and begin some of the long over due repairs and upgrades to the property and house.  I have a long ‘Honey do” list but no “Honey’ at this time.

 

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Fairies all around us

These are not actually fairies but termites. Before they settled down on this tree stump, they were fluttering all around looking faries…..sometimes my imagination can be very vivid for 52 year “young” woman.

Termites can reek much havoc on a home by causing hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in damage to the structure of the property.

In spite of this, I will still consider them fairies for this post.

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