Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A day at the Zoo


A flying monkey - oops, I mean Nathan.

Grandma Wendy showing Jasmine how to feed the little goats.

Now Adrian wants to feed the goats.

Not sure I'd want to meet him in the jungle. He's so big!!

Definitely would not want to meet up with an elephant. I'm glad they were surrounded by a strong enclosure.
It was hot that day, but we had fun.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Flower Faces

Hellow Mistress Pansy. You look cheerful this morning.
And Lady Fushia - such pretty wings you have!
Pattie Petuna - you look thoughtful today, what's going on in your world?
Merry Marigold - what secrets have you to share?
Just to change the pace a bit - here is my newest creation, in a shady corner - just to the right of our front door.
Janie Jump-Up, how positively glowing you are! Just back from vacation? Or is something else going on?
And Barbie Begonia, how demure you look, dressed in your ruffles. This dear little petuna is another Queen of the Lawn. I found her all by herself, not far from where Pansy Queen was growing. I had picked Pansy and put her in the house a while ago. I was afraid the fellows who cut our grass would mow her down. So she's gone. But where did this one come from? I didn't plant any petunias in the front garden this year, so this remains a mystery.

Oh excuse me! I didn't realize you were washing your face. I'll just let you be.... Now, how did She get in here??

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Wasps or Hornets?

I was walking down my driveway and just happened to look up into this tree. What on earth is that big huge grey blob?
I had my suspicious, but took out the step ladder anyway to get a closer pic. Ah yes, tiny wasps coming and going - out of that hole at the bottom left side. This must be the month for wasps, as several of my blogging friends have posted about wasps.

The strange thing was, I hadn't noticed that there were any more wasps than usual flying around the yard.

" You got up on our rickety step ladder to photograph a wasp's nest?" asked Hubby.
"That's dangerous!"
"I guess, but I'm o.k. Besides, now you know how I felt when you used to get up on that rickety old thing and trim hedges!"

Think we should get a new ladder?

Monday, August 3, 2009

Pink Hats....

And happy smiles....

...make a happy Grandma.