Saturday, April 24, 2010

Care to Guess?

My Guess is Eastern Towhee? some sort of Towhee, but I am not the best at identifying birds, I keep intending to purchase a bird book for Mississippi Birds, but alas, it has not happened. I see these from time to time, mostly in the underbrush scratching ,hopping about similar to a chicken. Pretty birds I think. I managed to snap a photo finally.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Scraggley for now!

I should not talk about my lonesome Azaleas so. But really they havn'et done much. The large red one is older and did bloom this year, the others are very new, very small, Again Thanx R. for directing me to the Japanese Azaleas, I wasn't happy where I planted them first and moved them, I also moved a couple others from last year, Hopefully next years picture will show some real growth!

the best is yet to come!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Goose That Came to Stay!

Well, here we have Papa and Mama, No baby Goslings, Dunno what happened, didn't hatch or SOMETHING ate them?????????? From what I have read, maybe a good thing, But I sure was thinking it would be fun to watch them grow. The geese have flown away to better ponds, I think they check in every now and then, Looks like them, but whose to say?

Well Actually Two of them, This is Papa Goose, Mama goose sitting on a nest I do believe,Not the best shot, but it is what it is thanx to new camera and decent zoom.
There was a humongous fight a couple weeks ago between this couple and another. I thought it was just a quick visit, but Looks like these two decided to stay. I dunno if that is good or not after reading a few articles on line.
I guess I'll know for real in another two/three weeks if I see babies following along behind. WELL if they survive the snakes/coyotes/fox etc.
Maybe I'll get lucky and be able to add a picture of mama on nest. I barely can see her from certain angles in the yard across the pond , and I AM NOT going around thru the briars, not to mention I read they are very protective. PAPA sure swims around on the guard, he has chased away many a crane!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Pineapple Guava

Hay hay,

I owe a big thanx to Ramona!!! THANXXXXXXXXXXXxxx for the heads up on Ellen's Nursery in Crystal Springs, LOVE THE PLACE!! I did get two of the Guava plants, the teeny one was on ebay, lets see if it catches up to the other two. I was afraid I wouldn't make it to Ellen's so i went ahead and bid on the teeny one. SHOULD HAVE WAITED, but my middle name is not patience. I still have cleanup to do, but they are in the ground! and a nice rain blew through so, maybe off to a good start hiding the NEW fence and the Neighbors! Ellen was soooooooooo nice , she was out of the Banana Shrub and the Black elephant ears, but might have them in a couple weeks, if i can make it back out.
ALSO , I did get a couple of the Lavender Japanese Azaleas at the feed store. OHHHHH, and they had Baby ORANGE CHICKENS< no i did not buy them and I don't exactly agree with the practice of dieing chickens for pets. BUT they were cute!!

seeya, WISH me luck on the the growth of the Pineapple Guava,
PS, Ellen said tell Ramona hello, and that she made jelly with her Guava!

the best is yet to come!!