2012 Project 365 – Week Thirty-two

As I’m working on this post on Saturday afternoon it is 75 degrees outside. 75! In fact, I was sitting out in our swing reading a book & had to come in because it was too cool for the shorts I was wearing. Wow.
Saturday, August 4th
Last year around this time I wrote about our out-of-control geranium (you know – the 5 year old one). Apparently pinky decided that last year’s out-of-control was just a warm up for this year’s out-of-control!

Sunday, August 5th  
Dr. M & I visited a wildlife management area Sunday afternoon. I saw this graffiti in the parking log – reminded me of Steve Reed!

Here is Dr. M doing what he does best. I’m including a couple of pictures from our walk, but to see the others check out his post.

Monday, August 6th   
I’ve gotten behind on my birthday letter writing project – I had to mail out five letters today. Oops!

Chicken chilling out in our back yard.

Our great horned tomato!

This was the same day as the great squirrel escapade. I love this picture of the sparrows against a blue blue sky.

Tuesday, August 7th
Pinky the geranium isn’t the only out-of-control flower in our back yard!

Wednesday, August 8th   
Another in our series of Cows Staring At Dr. M.

The State of the Bug – messy bun head!

Thursday, August 9th         
A lovely hummingbird visiting our backyard hanging basket.

Dr. M is the pied piper of chickens. Every time he fills the bird feeders (like our new fancy schmancy red roofed feeders?) they come running to get their handout. Yes, they’re spoiled. Is it any wonder they think they belong to us?

Friday, August 10th          
As if Monday’s squirrel escapade wasn’t enough, here is another example of squirrel intrepitude (did I just make up a word?). He looks left, and then right, and seeing that the feeders are empty, decides to just leave.

It was cool enough last night to have a fire in the fire pit! In fact, I had to come back in the house & put on long pants, shoes & grab the shawl that Robin sent me after my surgery last year. It was lovely…

Go to Sara’s blog here to see the blogs of all the other Project 365 participants. Have a great week!

Most of our photos are taken with a 12 megapixel Nikon D5000 DSLR, using a 55-200mm zoom lens. This is the camera that Dr. M takes with him most days. The Bug uses our new Nikon Coolpix S6200 most of the time. If you’re interested in which camera was used for a particular shot, just ask! 


  1. Love the pictures of hummingbirds. Can't carry a tune myself, but these birds sure can.

  2. Cows Staring At Dr. M. sounds like the title of a movie... oh, wait, no - that was Men Who Stare at Goats.

  3. Or maybe Snakes on a Plane. No, probably not.

    Love the close-ups of the humminbirds and the chicken. He/she looks like one of those fancy breeds.

  4. I always enjoy your week in review photos. I'm looking forward to being able to use the new firepit they're building next to our apt. pool. At the rate things cool off here in Texas I'm guessing that might be for about a day and a half in early January. Then it'll be back to shorts and t-shirts. haha! ;)


  5. Wow, your flowers look terrific. I love the hummingbirds, too. And yay, graffiti!

    That chicken looks like the picture of contentment. I wish all chickens got to live that way.

  6. we cooled off here a bit but not that much!!! I would love to be able to have a fire in the fire pit!!!

    the hummingbird pictures are amazing!

    where are the chickens coming from?

  7. Love hummingbirds!

    Your flowers put me to shame!! I'll just enjoy them here instead of being jealous. :)

  8. WOW! interesting that those geraniums come back year after year. I always thought they were annuals????

    Great job on getting those pictures of the humming birds, that is very hard to do!!!

    Love the cattails, reminds me of my great grandma s farm (she lived in Xenia, OH) they grew profusely around the pond!

    Extra great week!

  9. Yes, how do you keep a geranium blooming FIVE years?
    Luv the chicken pic
    Unbelievable hummingbird close ups
    Glowing cow
    Siting sparrows
    Stylish bun (messy is in, you know)
    et al!!!

  10. We bring the geranium in every winter - it's been quite a commitment!

  11. These were splendid. I love your pics.

    That geranium is sumthin! Beautiful!

    The hummingbird is astounding.

    I just don't have enough superlitives for this magnificent post!!!! Or exclamation points!!!!

    And the chicken is grand. Just a grand dame!!

  12. Pixel Peeper...lol

    I hope you get some eggs after feeding those chickens treats!

  13. I really love the hummingbird photo. If I took that one I think I would have to do one of those canvas prints. My daughter has been printing photos that way and I like the naturalness of them.

  14. I love all your out-of-control flowers! That's the way to grow 'em!!! But, OH, I'm head-over-heels for that 2nd hummingbird picture! Look at its wee little eye! Awww...


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