Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Garden Helpers

I've been asking for recommendations for a gardener.  One who is okay with natural/rural landscaping and just keeping things trimmed and tended. Look who has applied.

The hillside rose bush is being tended by the largest garter snake I've seen here.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hillside Rose

Last weekend, the hillside rose had a blossom in the very top of the large wild shrub.

This weekend, there are many more.

Links from prior years:  Year 'round rose and Winter version

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Surprise Guests

Check out the new addition on the little shelf in the loafing shed. 

I thought it was on old nest since I couldn't see anything in it.  Then I held up the camera and discovered the eggs.  As I left, I saw the robin on the house roof watching.  I checked a little later and could just see her yellow beak at the edge of the nest.

The repurposed loafing shed seems to attract visitors