I have been delighted and thrilled with the warm welcome that I've
received from all of you since my post at the beginning of the week.
Thank you so much for your understanding and your encouragement.
It's good to be back!!!
So I thought that I'd just throw a short blog post together, sort of to
get myself back in the swing of things and to get my brain working
in blogging mode again. Must remember to start looking for
photo ops and for events to blog about in the future. I still have
to take pictures of my current stitching projects to share with you
plus there's the little matter of our renovations that are almost ...
very nearly ... done! Pictures to come once things are settled
We've had the flowers for our collections of pots for the backyard
for a couple of weeks and I've managed to plant up quite a few of
them but theres still lots to be done. I hope to get at them this
weekend some time but tomorrow's weather looks iffy and I've
got several things that need doing (hair appointment for one) so
I'll probably have to do it on Sunday. Meanwhile, here is a
photo of some of our flowers patiently waiting for their turn to
At 6:10 am last Saturday morning I woke up to the sound of
a sort of trilling noise coming through the bedroom window.
I had an idea of what it was so got up to take a look.
In the neighbour's back yard were a Momma Racoon and her
three sweet little babies. I grabbed my camera and managed
to snap a few pictures although the quality isn't that great. I
tend to get flustered at times like this.
Momma checking Jr over and giving him a bit of a grooming.
Look at that face!! I know ... raccoons are
pests and can cause a lot of damage in attics
where they try to set up housekeeping. Who
knows where this clan are nesting during the
day time. But darn it ... they're adorable.
I took this picture during one of my early Saturday morning
walks. Chippy posing on a bench in someone's yard. We
have quite a few chipmunks in our own yard and they're
great fun to watch. They cram their faces with bird seed
spilled from our feeders and scurry off to take it home to
the wife and kids. But if we leave the shed door open they
skip the bird feeders and head directly for the source ....
stealing peanuts and seeds from the bags they're stored in
in the shed. Cheeky little beggars!! Oh well, I can't
help myself .... I'm a sucker for a furry face!
Another blossom from the garden. I tried to stay with
pinks, mauves and white for our pots this year but I
couldn't resist a few Lantana plants because I really
love them. So a bit of yellowy gold in amongst the
Well look at this. It appears that I did have a
picture of one of my current stitching
projects after all. I've done more since
this picture was taken but at least you can
see that I am still stitching a bit.
Thanks for dropping by. Have a great