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

Friday, July 27, 2012

Please, please sunshine and heat stay around

Our so called Summer has been cooler than usual, and we need way more heat for the veggies and fruits to fully ripen.
Sweet bell peppers cozy within the 'wall of water'
This year my Scarlet runner beans are struggling
Bloody Butcher tomatoes beginning to ripen
Blueberries within their sheltering cover of bird netting

Thursday, July 26, 2012

This 'n' that Thursday

The hydrangea sure is beautiful this year

The front garden

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

It feels so good to spread out on the warm concrete

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Cedar Waxwing

Seen on a trip to Idaho

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thursday ------ Birdie day

OK! who ate all the suet?

I am still growing into my feathers and my 'baby horns' will go away as I mature

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Keewee to the rescue

From inside the house I could hear the cheep, cheep of a young bird, so I grabbed my camera and went out to see if I could discover what was wrong. I found this young Robin, obviously recently having left the nest, trapped inside the netting I surround my garden to keep the rabbits out. Poor wee thing was distressed at not being able to find it's way out, so I gently encouraged it to hop toward a small gap in the fence, where it could get through. You could almost hear a sigh of relief from the youngster as it made it's escape through the gap. Then shortly after, mother was feeding worms to a much happier young robin.

Please let me out of here

Mommy where are you?

Please don't hurt me

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Thursday birdie day

Hope the kids don't mind a little dry grass with the worms
Who you looking at?

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

As you go about celebrating this 4th of July don't lose sight of why, we are celebrating.
It is not just about barbecues, and fireworks.
Have a safe, happy 4th.

On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the "land of the free and the home of the brave" so they can begin their American Dream.

The United States is truly a diverse nation made up of dynamic people. Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate that freedom and independence with barbecues, picnics, and family gatherings.

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands. One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Happy Birthday, America!