Happy Birthday to the BESTEST mom in the world!
As soon as I stepped out of my car this morning at the farm, I knew what I would be sharing with you today.
It has been raining on and off over the last few days, and it clearly rained overnight, because everything was drenched! All the flowers, both here and in my garden at home have that “drowned rat” look to them.
I noticed a few plants who didn’t soak in the water like most, but rather caused the water to bead and collect on their leafy surfaces.
Only three days left of the Blogathon! Whew! So close now!
Other blogger’s June 27th’s:
- Between Scylla and Charybdis
- Guest Post: How I Got Rich As An Entrepreneur
- Not so demure Lady’s Slipper
- Tightropes, Legos, and Househunting: Blogathon Day 27
- KL’s Sonoran Nature Journal
- Run Tall, Walk Tall
Last year, I had a little “Garden Guardian” made by my mom, out of an old kitchen strainer and whatever else she could find.
Unfortunately, the type of glue she used was not waterproof, and so the little guy was losing pieces when it rained. I took him back to my mom, and asked her to repair him, possibly using a more outdoor durable type of glue.
I bugged her, and nagged, and annoyed her over the last few months to get him back to me (my garden needed its guardian!!) and finally, when my dad came up for a visit this weekend, he brought my mom’s newest creation.
She’s not the 1 foot tall kitchen strainer I was expecting. No, she’s about as tall as I am!
We set her up out at the farm on Friday, where she is currently over seeing the pumpkin patch, and beyond.
Especially when it come to taking photos of this guy.
He will look in every direction, EXCEPT at me. Occasionally, I can get him to glance over, but only by producing a sound that he has never heard before.
I’m running out of weird sounds.
Sometimes his gazing-into-the-distance works.
Other times not so much…
Sometimes I need a break, and today is came in the form of a honey suckle bush. I have never noticed a honeysuckle before it was in full bloom, and so I had been wondering what exactly this interesting bush would become. Today my question was answered, finally, when I found a bunch of these!
Other Blogathon June 2nd posts:
I think this dog was meant to be a farm dog. He LOVES going up the community garden, and as soon as I turn down the road that it’s on, he KNOWS. He starts to get excited, bouncing around the backseat and whining (not my favorite part).
When we get there, he jumps out of the car and commences his immediate sniffing. Of everything.
So far, we have usually been up there alone. A few times there have been other people, once a couple little kids, and once another dog. Toby loves everybody, and he had a great time playing with Daisy the Golden Retriever, as well as exploring every inch of the farm with the kiddos.When it’s just us, he wanted around and explores on his own. He knows to stay inside the gate, and once in while comes and checks back in with me.