Brugmansia and Datura

September 16th, 2018

Brug Datura

Variegated Brugmansia and a Datura
The Datura flowers open upward.
They both have a delicious fragrance.

Work in Progress–Mom Penny Memorial

September 14th, 2018

The memorial piece will have a penny dated for each year of my mother’s life.

I have a stash of pennies, but did not have one for each year from 1930 to 2018. Found a coin shop in town that had reasonably priced pennies to complete the piece.

Stacks of pennies

Interesting that 1943 is a steel penny.

1943 Steel Penny

Memorial

Loom Knitting Pleated Pattern with Undyed Wool

Memorial

Today will have completed 35 rows of 89 rows for the pennies. Will need to knit a bit more for overlap.

When the loom knitting is done, the pennies attached, and important years indicated, a box will be made of cedar as a home for the memorial piece.

Previous Penny Project Post

Tim 50th Birthday

Normally I would work all day to complete a project. But I have to limit my (repetitive) working time to five rows per day. I had surgery on my hand in June, with some working too much too soon complications. Developed scar tissue with extreme sensitivity. Still working to gain back finger strength and manual dexterity.

Dash enjoyed helping with my favorite desensitizing therapy.

Desensitizing Therapy


What I Found While Watering My Gardens

September 14th, 2018

A wee lizard was trapped in a five gallon pot of sunflowers. Its feet were slipping and sliding on the plastic surface preventing him from escaping the pot.

Lizard

I placed a wood shim near the lizard. The texture of the wood helped it climb out of the pot. The shim is 1.75″ wide.

Lizard

Lizard

Lizard

Concerned that the lizard might need some water, I placed a rock in an applesauce cup with a little water.

Lizard

Lizard

After I get past…it is not a snake, I welcome lizards to live in my gardens.


Bob, Nest, 3 Eggs, 4!

August 29th, 2018

Bob Tea Box

Bob is so light weight she can sit on the edge of a soon to be destructed Lipton Green Tea Box. She is so busy, quick, and aggressive, it is difficult to get a photo of her while at work.

Bob Tea Box

This is the largest nest she has ever made! She was using junk mail, but now she prefers food boxes.

Bob Nest

Bob lays an egg every couple of days. According to her schedule, she will probably lay another egg today.
Bob Eggs

She is such a cheerful little one.

Update 2018 08 30

As of Last Night, Now There Are 4!

Bob Eggs

Quick Look Bob Sitting in Nest, Didn’t Want to Disturb Her

Bob Nest


The Bird Sitting on My Knee and Singing While I Was Updating Post
The Bird


Bob and Nest, Elliot and Burrow in Progress

August 19th, 2018

Bob Nest

Bob, Nest and Eggs
August 1, 2018

Bob Nest

Bob Building Nest After Egg Removal
August 19, 2018

Elliot Hole

One of Elliot’s Holes in Hill Garden

Elliot Hole

Elliot and Dash. Elliot is the small black bunny. She was rescued running around the neighborhood. Dash is the large ginger bunny. He was a shelter bunny.


Moth and Roadrunner Henderson, NV

August 5th, 2018

Sphynx Moth

Sphynx Moth in Henderson, NV garden last night.

I was using the flashlight on my phone to locate the moth and then used the flash. The moth was bopping around from plant to plant. At one point it flew into my ankle.

Road Runner

Roadrunner above Henderson, NV garden this morning.

The roadrunner was rather far away and in the shade. I did a quick (HDR Scrape), not great edit in Snapseed. Need to dink around with the HDR Scrape to find best way to use it.

Roadrunner

There are two young Jack Rabbits in the garden that I have been unable to photograph. Too much fun to watch them, forget to take a photo.


Hummingbird and Bees

July 31st, 2018

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Bee

Bee

Iron Rabbit


Rescued Cactus

May 23rd, 2018

Rescued Cactus

Rescued Cactus Two Blooms

Rescued Cactus

Rescued Cactus Second Bloom


Trapped and Rescued Cactus Buds and Blooms

May 22nd, 2018

Rescued Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Rescued Cactus Cuttings August 2017

Trapped Cactus

Rescued Cactus Bud About to Bloom

Trapped Cactus

Rescued Cactus Bud About to Bloom Length

Trapped Cactus

Rescued Cactus Bloom Evening Day 1

Trapped Cactus

Rescued Cactus Morning Day 2

Trapped Cactus

Rescued Cactus Bloom and Second Bud

Trapped Cactus

Rescued Cactus Bloom

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus Infestation

Trapped Cactus

Trapped Cactus Infestation Detail


Bunny Boy in the Courtyard Garden

May 15th, 2018

Bunny Boy

Bunny Boy Dug a Hole Then Collapsed for a Nap in the Sun