Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Longtime…

Its been a few minutes since posting any pictures here…

After a long winter and a very unusually cool spring… hot and steamy summer is HERE! 74 degrees out at 5 am and humid.

I noticed yesterday that one of the highway department fields had been planted with safflowers and had just started to bloom. I have missed my walks and the Kentucky DOT provides such a nice opportunity… and as luck would have it the city has a small Arboretum next door, that has improved steadily since moving here (3 years ago this month).

The flowers….

zinnia

A Zinnia, I love the 2 colors (3 if you count the orange band between yellow and pink/purple)

orange

Not sure what flower this is…

and

thistle-down

this one is my favorite!

Beth

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Dead of Winter

It is Winter.
Feels like Chicago outside.
Looks like it too.

We've had some ice and some snow.... more of one than the other (that would be the good news!!!)

We live in Robin wintering country. Last year I saw all the robins flocking.... and sitting in the trees.... Caught a couple sitting in the Maple tree in the back, taken through the window upstairs.


This fellow was facing the sun.... you can see some snow melt ice on the tree branch.

All the robins are puffing up and scrunching down on their feet while perching in the trees.



We got a little ice too. Pyracantha in the winter is always dramatic!


 More Later- Beth