2013 Project 365 – Week Twenty-Two
Well after our fabulous vacation it’s back to the back yard with us (mostly). Next week Dr. M starts teaching summer school so there might be a little more variety then. But first, we weren’t quite done with NC…
Sunday, May 26th
Dr. M visited his dad & got a picture of a bluebird. Of course he wouldn’t cooperate & show his blue back.
He also saw a lovely butterfly.
This is Baker’s Mountain, which was a backdrop to my childhood. I wish I had spent more time exploring it when I lived in the area!
While Dr. M was spending time with his dad & brother I was getting a ride in my sister-in-law’s new VW convertible – suh-weet! The State of the Bug – thinking that maybe I should have worn a scarf :)
Monday, May 27th – Memorial Day
We headed home today. Before we left I took this picture of Daddy & Amy. They were off to participate in an event honoring the veterans of Burke County. Daddy was going to sing the National Anthem & Amy was going to sign it. Don’t they look great?
As we were leaving we saw that someone had sent the Goodyear Blimp to send us off. Heh.
Dr. M stopped by the side of the road in West Virginia to pick up some rocks for our cairn. He took pictures of the rock strata – interesting!
Tuesday, May 28th
Back to work for me. Dr. M took a bunch of pictures in our neighbor’s yard. You can see his post about it here.
Our hanging basket did very well under our neighbor’s care while we were gone!
Wednesday, May 29th
This little downy was enjoying our neighbor’s feeder.
Thursday, May 30th
Goldfinches! I’m so glad Dr. M figured out how to lure them back to our yard (got a new feeder & moved it closer to the trees).
We had a nocturnal visitor. I don’t mind her visiting – but I hope she doesn’t get mad while she’s in our yard!
My cold is pretty much gone, but now I’m being plagued by seasonal allergies – mostly with a dry annoying cough. Here’s what I had to say about this on Facebook: Berry Burst Flavor my considerable derriere! Sure it SMELLS like Kool-aid, but blech!
Friday, May 31st
Dr. M got up early & took this moon shot.
When I got home from work Dr. M had surprised me by cleaning out the raised beds & planting some flowers - zinnias & marigolds! Earlier in the week he’d planted a couple of tomato plants (along with a couple of heirloom tomatoes that were volunteers). I was so tickled! I’ve wanted to do this for a couple of years but just never really got around to it. Thanks Dr. M! Please note the bug in the garden and a very special visitor!
He also spent some time this week working on our cairn. You can see my post about it here.
Saturday, June 1st
This morning Dr. M surprised me by going to get a few purple flowers to add to the flower bed.
Here are the beds – can’t wait to see them all filled out.
Dr. M had also surprised me with some impatiens. And he moved one of the maple tree volunteers to the yard. And he fenced in the yarrow…
A different kind of bug in the garden!
The cypress vine looking all innocent.
Hard to believe that by August it will look like this!
Go to Mamma Fran’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. He also takes pictures with our old reliable 7 megapixel Canon Powershot A710. 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!