We've had one duck sitting on a nest since April, occasionally tossing an egg out of her nest when she felt it had gone bad. Truthfully we didn't think anything was going to come from her broodiness until this morning this morning when we spotted her with four new ducklings. If you check the Chickencam every so often, you might catch a glimpse of them.
A couple of hawks were making a lot of noise on the telephone pole out front. I grabbed my camera and caught them in the act of discussing how to eat a ground squirrel.
I'm not exactly sure how Four O'Clocks wound up in my yard since I never planted them. They have however, made themselves at home along the slopes and in semi shady areas all over the place. I'm also not sure why they're called four o'clocks since they seem to be open all day.
Bees never take a day off.
Believe it or not, somewhere under that monster Thunbergia gregorii is a 10' x 20' x 8' chaninlink enclosure designed to keep the ducks safe from coyotes at night. 10 years ago I planted two one gallon pots holding vines that might have been 1 foot tall at the time. I never water these things and yet they've grow like swamp monsters, up and around the cage to swallow every portion entirely. If it weren't for frequent hacking around the [keep reading...]
Blue skies, yellow sunflowers and Old Glory. Happy 238th birthday America!