Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Owl takes a bath

A few days ago, I arrived at my friend's house to find her dragging a hose over the deck. "what are you doing?" I asked. She replied, " there is an owl in the tree, I have already poked at with my cane from a few feet away, and it won't fly away, so I am going to squirt it with this hose"

"here let me have the hose and I will see what I can do" I replied. 

You see, my friend loves her critters and birds, especially these cute wee squirrels, and one of the three squirrels has gone missing, so my friend is assuming that the owl is there to get the other two. 

Both my friend and I stood with mouths hanging open in disbelief, as I gave the owl a couple of blasts of water from the hose, and it just sat there with that wide eyed look, ruffling it's feathers as if to say " thank you for the nice bath" The owl then sat there for another few minutes looking at us both standing just about six feet away, before finally flying off.
There are still two of the squirrels visiting the feeders, so perhaps the owl has given up for now.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Are you tired of flower photos yet?

Thank you for the parsley, but why can't I come in there and choose my own treats!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Those glorious Glads

There are so many fabulous colors of gladiola that it is hard to choose. I love the yellow-pink and peach color of this one.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The American Robin

I am always delighted to have the American Robins visit my garden, and this year, I have watched three different families raise their young.

Young American Robin

Monday, August 06, 2012

Try and jump this, you little stinker

There is one bunny who can jump over the 2 foot high lattice fence.
I declared war, and placed the wire garden surround on top of the lattice. So far the bunny has not attempted to jump over. So, does that mean I win?

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Sunday .... bird day

 The Brown Creeper, also known as the American Tree Creeper, is a small songbird, the only North American member of the treecreeper family Certhiidae.

Spotted Towhee