The Cardinal, The Head and The Dip Net

A few minutes ago I posted on Facebook that it was sleeting.
Hubby decided to go see if we had mail. He opened the front door and a male Cardinal was in the lattice by the door and flew in.
I heard this "cheep" and thought, "that sounds like a Cardinal". Yep, he flew in and landed on every surface in my computer room. He landed on the Chief's stuff. Not the Cardinals things. I was attempting to catch him with a towel, which didn't work as he flew high and I am not that tall. Jim went and got the dip net. I chased him around, would have the net over him, he would "duck down" and go underneath, and find the next spot to land.
Jim was standing at the door. I wish I would have had the time to grab a camera but I was trying to get the bird outside. He flew and landed on Jim's head. So I put the dip net right over the top of bird and head. OMG, I am ROTFL, Talk about funny! I got a hold of the bird in the net. Jim got his head out and I walked to…

It's Been a Month

Yep, a whole month has gone by! The critters are still around but not bugging me much because I decreased all the seed on the deck and the suet is the hot stuff!
I don't have many plants left now after the colder temps and snow!  Snow already!  On October 31st.
The funny part of the snow thing is, my birdbath froze over. I failed plugging it in. I went out and did that and put hot water in the birdbath so the wiggler would work.  Hubby turned off the outside water so I grabbed the teapot and filled the birdbath up. The sad thing is, the next day the birdbath was frozen over again. I didn't have the other end of the cord plugged into the birdbath! I bet you didn't know if you plugged something in you had to make sure the other end was attached to something also. It's all good now!
I made sure there was some of the hot suet out for the birds and checked the one feeder, squirrels can't eat from, for seed.
I didn't even pull up weeds and trim. I have been stitching…

I Never Know What's Going To Happen Next!

My Deck Flowers and Garden By Mary J Williams ©
This has not been a year For my plants to do good Either critters got them or something else could
It was a while back I went on the deck Noticed my Marigold It was dead by heck!
I heaved a great sigh And went on my way There wasn’t much to do And nothing to say!
About a month ago, In another pot, There were some baby plants Weeds they were not
Little tiny Marigolds Were starting to grow A smile lit my face Those I do know
I watered and nurtured Plants were growing strong I also found some more Hoped nothing would go wrong
Cantaloupe seed was thrown out In another big barrel I thought maybe the birds Would eat if they weren’t sterile
Low and behold Three little sprouts Were looking at me I wasn’t pulling them out
Now all are blooming The temperatures are dropping I have flowers on the Marigolds But bet there will be no cropping
Been fun to watch At least something to enjoy I even got a few peppers And a few tomatoes, oh boy.
Here are s…

Hopefully A New Resident Critter

The other day I went to Birds-I-View to tell Regina and Steve Garr why I hadn't been in to purchase any birdseed.
Those reading my blogs should be able to figure that out. The squirrels and the chipmunks and raccoons were beating out all the birds. Eating all the food and terrorizing me in the process. Like tearing up my garden plants- peppers and tomatoes.  Chipmunks have their own agenda, digging up plants and burying seed that they will never find as they sprout.
The raccoon incidents were just too much, even causing or part of injuries. 

I was telling Steve about the one bird feeder with drain holes that the squirrel figured out s/he could get a few seeds out of. S/he was eating Safflower, which the books tell you squirrels don't like.  Let me tell you guys something, if you have it out there, they will eat it.  They were eating my dry meal worms too. Pushing up the low hanging cover so they could get to it. Steve thinks they have it in for me too!

I then told Regina I rea…

The End of Summer

I Guess Monday's are my Church days too!

It rained so the Bermuda grass was growing like crazy again.  Thank goodness the other weeds were at a bare minimum. 
I cut off the dead blossoms on the Hydrangea bushes.  I believe they are Oak Leaf Hydrangea but not sure but will get it confirmed on Wednesday.
While trimming the Hydrangea, I found 5 baby plants. Going to ask my expert on Wednesday if they can be dug up and replanted.  I also found a bush honeysuckle that the Conservation wants you to get rid of, which I did.  Under the Hydrangea, I found a variegated liriope. Liriope muscari is a species of low, herbaceous flowering plants from East Asia. Common names include big blue lily turf, lily turf, border grass, and monkey grass. It is a perennial with grass-like evergreen foliage and lilac-purple flowers which produce single-seeded berries on a spike in the fall.
There was a Hosta under the Hydrangea too. 
I went over the the long row of bushes and, after looking at them closely, believe they might be Flowering Quince.  The…

The Pumpkin Thinks It's A Beanstalk. Where's Jack?

My pumpkin is taking over the front flower bed and is now climbing to the sky!  Where is Jack?