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Back yard photos
« on: Tue May 05, 2020 - 15:04:19 »
Grand-doggie, Sandy, eating her veggies. She likes to snack on various vegetation out there so she an throw up the next day.  ::doh::



I found a Robin's egg in the bird bath. There's actually water in the bird bath, but it doesn't show up in the pic. Maybe that's what kept the egg from cracking when it landed in there. There are no trees over the bird bath, so did the little birdie just drop one in there?? IDK



However, no eggs in the bird's nest in the bird nest treehouse.



Peonies in bloom.


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Re: Back yard photos
« Reply #1 on: Tue May 05, 2020 - 15:29:41 »
My cats gave me a springtime gift.   rofl


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Re: Back yard photos
« Reply #2 on: Tue May 05, 2020 - 15:39:15 »
THAT'S SAD!!!!

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Re: Back yard photos
« Reply #3 on: Tue May 05, 2020 - 15:43:16 »
THAT'S SAD!!!!

Later on I saw what I thought was a large bumble bee.  Kinda resembled even a murder hornet.  But it was just the birds head.  Cat ate the rest of the bird.

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Re: Back yard photos
« Reply #4 on: Tue May 05, 2020 - 16:08:25 »
Later on I saw what I thought was a large bumble bee.  Kinda resembled even a murder hornet.  But it was just the birds head.  Cat ate the rest of the bird.

TC...you are totally warped.  Explains so much.

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Re: Back yard photos
« Reply #5 on: Tue May 05, 2020 - 16:10:39 »
Our peonies never bloom until June.

And they have plenty of ants  ::shrug::

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Re: Back yard photos
« Reply #6 on: Tue May 05, 2020 - 16:12:48 »
TC...you are totally warped.  Explains so much.

How am I warped?  It was a real thing.  The outside cats keep critters out.  Not everyone can be city slickers.

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Re: Back yard photos
« Reply #7 on: Thu May 28, 2020 - 14:45:57 »
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Grand-doggie, Sandy, eating her veggies. She likes to snack on various vegetation out there so she an throw up the next day.

Bagel is found of broccoli; I've finally convinced her that she isn't supposed to snack on the garden, or dig there.

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Re: Back yard photos
« Reply #8 on: Thu May 28, 2020 - 15:51:55 »
Bagel is found of broccoli; I've finally convinced her that she isn't supposed to snack on the garden, or dig there.

So eating the broccoli made her not want to eat there again? Maybe I should plant some for Sandy.

Here's my backyard project for the day. Earlier today, I started a three step painting technique on this faux bamboo table. The first step is the green paint. (Took this pic to show my daughter, but why not post it here?)



So then the rain came, so I had to move my project into the garage. Getting ready to go out there and start step two.

Here's what's blooming in my garden - the delphiniums. My phone camera isn't quite true on color values so it looks a bit more purple in the pics, but IRL they're more blue. I adore blue flowers, but they're not so easy to find.



Up next in the blooming cycle will be the black-eyed Susans, and they will put on a glorious show this year. For some reason, they've taken off like crazy over the last couple of years and are spilling into the lawn.

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Re: Back yard photos
« Reply #9 on: Fri May 29, 2020 - 04:21:49 »
My cats gave me a springtime gift.   rofl


God's method of balancing nature and keeping all of it alive evenly distributing each one with a proper balance of all. BUT, we do try to keep the cats from getting into the bird's nest, but it does not always work, nor can we keep the black snakes out either they KNOW exactly where to go to look for food after a winter nap.

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Re: Back yard photos
« Reply #10 on: Fri May 29, 2020 - 07:06:42 »
God's method of balancing nature and keeping all of it alive evenly distributing each one with a proper balance of all. BUT, we do try to keep the cats from getting into the bird's nest, but it does not always work, nor can we keep the black snakes out either they KNOW exactly where to go to look for food after a winter nap.


I think we have to consider the environments we have created for wild animals that has negatively altered their populations. Animals such as Raccoons, Pigeons, Rats, etc have flourished in the cities we have built and their population control is anything but natural.


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« Reply #11 on: Fri May 29, 2020 - 07:27:22 »

I think we have to consider the environments we have created for wild animals that has negatively altered their populations. Animals such as Raccoons, Pigeons, Rats, etc have flourished in the cities we have built and their population control is anything but natural.

I try to keep my yard as natural as possible to protect the wildlife and also my family and have used only natural fertilizer the last few years and do a lot of weed pulling as necessary. However - ugh - my yard has been taken over by poa annua (Kentucky annual bluegrass) The problem with this is it is so thick now that when it eventually dies out in the summer heat, it's leaving bald spots in the yard and the Bermuda grass is thin and struggling. My lawn guys were talking to me about this yesterday. They don't do chemicals, so I started researching it and looks like I'm going to have to put down and extremely strong and expensive herbicide to get rid of this nasty poa.

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Re: Back yard photos
« Reply #12 on: Sun Jul 19, 2020 - 20:39:30 »
I have the friendliest little bunny living in my garden. It lets me get so close without running away. I can go out there and water, pull weeds, or whatever and it will stay within 2-3 feet of me most of the time. It's sweet, but kind of strange how it isn't timid or afraid.



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Re: Back yard photos
« Reply #13 on: Mon Jul 20, 2020 - 08:15:01 »
I have a pretty natural environment.  I see deer, rabbits, ducks, geese, opossum, mink, beaver, cranes, groundhogs, etc pretty regularly.  Deer nearly every day.  All without leaving the property.

My cats bring me birds and mice.  They love killing things even though I feed them every day.

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Re: Back yard photos
« Reply #14 on: Mon Jul 27, 2020 - 14:40:50 »
Butterflies are digging my flowers between bands of storms today. They are really busy out there today!



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Re: Back yard photos
« Reply #15 on: Mon Jul 27, 2020 - 14:44:51 »
I have a pretty natural environment.  I see deer, rabbits, ducks, geese, opossum, mink, beaver, cranes, groundhogs, etc pretty regularly.  Deer nearly every day.  All without leaving the property.

My cats bring me birds and mice.  They love killing things even though I feed them every day.

I stumbled upon a Periscope of a yard full of chickens just scratching and pecking around a farmhouse. The person who was streaming it didn't talk at all. It was very relaxing just watching and listening to those hens.

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Re: Back yard photos
« Reply #16 on: Mon Jul 27, 2020 - 15:32:11 »
I stumbled upon a Periscope of a yard full of chickens just scratching and pecking around a farmhouse. The person who was streaming it didn't talk at all. It was very relaxing just watching and listening to those hens.

My cats would kill the chickens.  Or maybe some coyotes would.

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Re: Back yard photos
« Reply #17 on: Mon Jul 27, 2020 - 15:43:19 »
I have a pretty natural environment.  I see deer, rabbits, ducks, geese, opossum, mink, beaver, cranes, groundhogs, etc pretty regularly.  Deer nearly every day.  All without leaving the property.

My cats bring me birds and mice.  They love killing things even though I feed them every day.
I have all but mink~even a bear two weeks ago that stay for two hours! We killed the beavers for they eat my fish and stop up my pond so that it backed up. Of course more will come later for sure.

 

     
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