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    I love the video. It was so nice hearing the birds.
     
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    Would you like to come over next spring Barb and sit at a picnic table on that little rise and share some morning caffeine with me? Watch and listen to the Birds? Feel the breeze and watch the wind move the canopy above you? I love to stand there, and I always have to make myself leave. I can breathe there. ITs a really nice spot. I love all my birds, and they know me, and are not afraid so the sing often, and don't worry if I am close. IF I am still, I have had a goldfinch within a few feet of me, just looking at me, while I was looking at her. :)

    Yesterday was that kind of day, just wonderful to be outside in the morning. I took my camera out to get this photo of a huge spiderweb way way up, the light was hitting it just right, but in the time it took to get my camera and get back out, either someone had flown threw it or the sun beam coming shifted because it was gone. The air was so still, it was a good morning for doing a raku firing so that was what I did and got to spend the whole time in a day I would like to bottle and take out later.
     
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    My morning glories opened up this morning. I said Good Morning right back.
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    I never ever tire of little frogs. Do you?

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    What is the last plant? It's so unusual.

    I love the blue flowers in the other plant.
     
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    I found that in a bargain basket at the grocery store, knocked down to dollars. IT had one green leaf with a lot of yellow, and brown and yellow ones dangling. So I brought the poor thing home. PUt it in the sun, and hoped for the best. It wasn't until I saw a post from GRow Gardens not Lawns that I knew what it was, and how to care for it. It is called a Desert Rose. My jaw dropped when I saw the pic they posted. IT is loaded with blooms, so I hope in a day or two to get a photo of this plant in it's glory. How I am going to keep it over winter, I have no idea. I do not want to lose it. High light, as in direct sun makes it happiest, let only the top third go dry between waterings. IT started to bloom a couple weeks ago, but I think I let it go a tad too dry and it dropped the blooms, either that or something thought they were yummy because I came out the next day to see..and they were gone. Completely. Fingers crossed for thsi go around.

    Morning glories will always have a specail place in my heart. IT isnt' Septemeber to me, without their early morning greeting .Next year I talked with Hyia and she wants to do this. YOu plant sunflowers in a circle, plant a morning glory at the base, pull them together at the top and it makes a living teepee.
     
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    Hyia asked for one plant in the garden this year. SHe wanted a rose. THere was one I had my eye on, but I closed it and told her to pick out what she wanted. IT flourished from the second it went in the ground and has bloomed ever since.
    This is the real color.
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    Grew this much over night.
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    I'm pretty and I know it. Says the queen of the garden. Going off like a firecracker. Over a story high.
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    Almost but not quite makes me feel guilty for the Mr. Munchie worm I took off of the tomato plant and put up on the edge of the bird feeder where he met his demise in about a second flat. That blue jay said Seplunka thank you for that. I wish I could stay up later and had better equipment because I bet I get a lot of moths I would give anything to see. I don't use the porch light, because I don't like it, and because I think it messes up the natural business of the woods being so close. Hyia tried to tell me this was a humming bird because it was so fast. I told her nada..it's too late for a hummer and besides here..and I showed her this pic. [​IMG]
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    why is it you can turn all these around the right way, save as the replaced orginial, use that link, and then it posts like you never did that? Sometimes I come back and it's righted itself. So I am going to give it a few before I do that all over again. sighs.
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    What a beautiful garden you have this year. I just love how Vic looks standing in all the colors.
     
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    My son is going to come over and help me clear that little area east of the shade garden. I have cut out the tall stuff, removed the locust so the oak can grow, and am beating back the honey locust. I would love it if I could have a little table there, take my lemon water and have a sit to start my morning. Now all I need is one old wooden picnic table. Thank you Barb. TAking my camera out in the morning and really looking is one of my joys. I am glad I have a place to share. One day I hope to be able to put them all in a book and when I am too old to do this anymore I can take it out and enjoy all over again. WHatever was wrong with my camera healed itself. I don't know how or why, but thank you to the little elves that slipped in and repaired it. The only answer I can think of. I thought it was toast.
     
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    I take the sunflowers when they are getting half eaten and pretty ugly and do this. THe finches seem only able eat so far down the seed head. But when I put it up in the tree and turn the seed heads up they come in droves. This pic was taken about a half hour ago and now there are twice as many. It is almost pointless to try to get a good pic through the screen but if i go out there they are gone and I am just not patient enough (and it's really hot out) to sit there until they forget about me. I am so half tempted to make a very small hole in the screen but I wont..at least not yet. I could always patch it back in. Dunno. Maybe.
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    The birds are so beautiful. I love how you take the extra step to help them get the seeds.

    I just know it was either the Keebler elves or Santa's elves who fixed your camera. I'm so happy it's working again.:)
     
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    I would put it on the ground for the groundhogs but they are not here this year, I have seen one that looks like the Mr. but only a few times, and it is smaller than he was, just as dark, so maybe it is his offspring. Was really hoping to see the Mrs. ANd Uncle Carl but no luck. Best for them tho to stay wild and hidden. I can see their paths through the woods so I know they are about, they just have no need since all it has done this summer is rain.
    I do have a little buck that comes up in the night, I havent' seen him but Hyia has and so has my neighbor. I do know he prefers my hosta and mums to the stocks of sunflowers they all devoured last year. Giving it to the birds is for me as much as them. I love times a bazillion being able to watch them from my desk. When Patrick was here the other day he was mesmerized. He always was my bird watching little guy and he sure didn't forget. He laughed and pointed and got just as excited as he did a year ago. Good that some things do not change.
     
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    Before the color change had time to happen. [​IMG]
    GG calls these my rescue plants..now fully restored. [​IMG]
     
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    I love the beautiful flower on the plant.
     
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    URGENT: Smkie, please read this about the desert rose plant you have that I just commented on. I found out this when I googled to learn more:

    http://houseplants.about.com/od/succulentsandcacti/p/DesertRose.htm

    The desert rose (Adenium obesum) is a striking plant with swollen succulent stems and deep red flowers. The plant is deciduous in cooler winters, but it can be kept in leaf provided there is sufficient warmth and light water. There is no part of these plants that doesn't command interest, from the dramatically swollen stems on older plants to the bright flowers to the tight clusters of narrow, green leaves. Beware, though, the sap of the desert rose is poisonous and should never come into contact with children or pets. If you get sap on yourself while handling the plant, wash your hands immediately
     

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