Monday, August 27, 2012

A Treat for Tar and Abby..

...if they ever visit Illinois! I have a Sunflower "bush" growing in my garden.  I grow them for the Cardinals and other birds but I'm always willing to share with visitors!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Just a Passing Thought

We went to the St. Louis Zoo Sunday.  It was a beautiful day and I wanted to see the new Sea Lion Arena before the shows end Labor Day weekend.  I can't believe I'm the only one that thought a shark was an inappropriate decoration since they are Sea Lions' #1 predator.  Maybe they do that just to remind the Sea Lions how lucky they are to be in a shark-free environment!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I think I would have loved these guys back when I was a teenager!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

But What's Normal?

We finally got some rain and some relief from the heat this week. It was too late for most of my garden, tho.  This morning I tilled up about half of it and replanted green beans. Fingers crossed. I have a yard full of trees, bushes and flowers. I'm worried that I might have lost my burning bush, but the mimosa tree has done well. Usually I have hummingbirds flitting around it, but I hadn't seen many this year.  I was so delighted to go out one evening last week and see four of them buzzing and fighting.  This one stopped to take a break. Maybe things are about to get back to normal!