Sunday, August 24, 2008


It's hard to sneak up on a hummingbird! Yesterday was so hot, they were much braver so they could get some nectar. Either that or they're getting used to us! They were battling it out -- not good at sharing with each other!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Deer at Dawn

I put my hand over the flash, but this little guy was startled anyway!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Tall Tomato Plants

The plants are really peaking now. It's amazing how many green tomatoes we still have.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

More Susans

Black Eyed Susans

The little tiny dainty black eyed susans have rounded petals and the cut ones stay in the vase much longer.

I don't particularly like how hugely tall they are (5 or 6 feet!) because they block out the big black eyed susans that have longer petals.
The big black eyed susans remind me of daisys but the little ones, although similar color, look like a totally different flower.

When you look at them closely, there are lots of difference. The little ones are about 2 to 3 weeks after the big ones.

Many of the big ones are starting to fade, but the little guys are just starting.

Nice for continuous color!

Hummingbird at the feeder

We have several hummingbirds that visit and you can tell who is who by the color of their throat. It's always fun to catch a glimpse of them before they take off thru the backyard.

I didn't expect them to land on the feeder to drink... for some reason I thought that they would just hover like they do above the flowers.

Red Sky in Morning...

Sailors take warning. It's supposed to be a beautiful day today!!

Taken just 20 minutes later.

Sunday, August 10, 2008