Saturday, August 15, 2015

A Collection of Barns

Here and there about the county.
 
Really like the combo of sky, field & trees.
 
In this one it's the sun and shadows.
 
Not a favorite but it has all the elements of our area;
lightening rods, brick silo, unfinished siding.
 
Bonus;
not a barn but a great old farm outbuilding.

 
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Morning Shots

Lucy and I took a quick trip to the State Park this morning
 
Monarch Butterfly puddling

 
Dragonfly pausing
 
 Great Blue Heron Peeking


I never tire of these guys.

 
 
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and
Anni for

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Color Guard

Zinnias in formation guarding the vegetable garden
 
Zinnias are popular garden flowers because they come in a wide range of flower colors and shapes, and they can withstand hot summer temperatures, and are easy to grow from seeds.
They are grown in fertile, humus-rich, and well-drained soil, in an area with full sun.
They will reseed themselves each year.
 
Zinnia peruviana was introduced to Europe in the early 1700s.
Around 1790 Z. elegans (Zinnia violacea) was introduced and those plants had a single row of ray florets which were violet. In 1829, scarlet flowering plants were available under the name 'Coccinea'. Double flowering types were available in 1858, coming from India,
and they were in a range of colors including shades of
reds, rose, purple, orange, buff, and rose stripped

 
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

For Everything a Purpose

I mentioned in an earlier post
that sometimes the RG has trouble pulling up anything that grows.
Unless its a noxious weed.
 
These corn stocks appeared here and there this spring.
 
 He says the chipmunks were busy last fall  spring burying kernels

There was 'discussion' early in the season about leaving them.

As time went by, I was reminded of my favorite verse;
Grow where your planted.

His winning argument is;
free corn for the birds this winter.
No fair appealing to my 'fiscal' side Mr. RG.
and
no new fence photo this week so
will share this post since it includes the fence atMuldoon
  

 
Linking with Susan at:
Outdoor Wednesday
and with Tex at:
Good Fences

 

Flew the Coop

 

Time and Subjects have been scarce.
This bird house hosted Sparrows off and on this summer.
 
But nobody home now.
Looks like the Missus added a lovely floral accent
to their humble home.
 
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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Chase the Blah with Blue

The front porch of our little white ranch atMuldoon was looking a little blah lately. So I pulled a remnant out of storage and made a blue floral cushion for the bench and an accent for the chair.
 
Added my little blue shutter with a wooden shoe;
some blue flowers and chased the blah away.

 
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