Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Painted Bunting and Hummers
The hummingbirds have came back again this year. They dart and play going from one feeder to another. At times there are 5 or 6 racing one another across the yard dive bombing into feeders.
Sometimes they are caught sharing and other times they attack each other fighting for rights.
A cardinal and a painted bunting sharing at the feeder. This is the first time to see a painted bunting here. Hope he stays around for awhile.
This is a very interesting plant....it's called a shrimp plant. I don't have a green thumb so hopefully it's hardy and will do well.
I've been doing a little planting in the flowerbeds. I'm trying to plant perrenials that attract birds and butterflies....we will see if it does the trick!
Once again the winds have kicked up and have sent the cottonwood trees into sending down lots of fluff....sure makes for alot of itchy watery eyes and sneezing. They are forecasting more rain. I like a good rain it just seems to wash away some of the dust and it makes the trees and plants do so much better.
The garden is taking it's sweet time in growing this year. With the temps going up and down guess it doesn't know what to do. Sloan keeps going out and checking the watermelon vines for signs of a watermelon. It's way too early for one but I may just buy a small one and put it out there for him to find :)
Well I've been cutting basketfuls of wool into a #6 cut. I'm packing up a suitcase with wool and yarn and setting out on an adventure in a few days. Got my oxford punch needle, backing, and a sharp pair of scissors ready to go. Star of Texas Camp in Tyler Texas begins Sunday evening and I can hardly wait. I'll be taking Frank Bielec's class once again. I had a grand time last year and learned so much plus if you have ever had the opportunity to meet Frank you'll find yourself grinning from ear to ear. He has so much information to offer and he keeps you in stitches with all of his stories. Just can't say enough about how FUN his class is!!!
Check in next week and I'll try to share some of the fun happenings going on.