Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Wednesday's Walk

It's too hot to walk far - let's look what's happening close by.


Squash blossom with bumblebee

My favorite lily

Oregon Sunshine - will it bloom this year?

Mushrooms are growing in a patch in the yard.

I think they are more interesting when they are past their prime.

What do you think?

Wild legume




The first berries are beginning to turn red. 

Trusses of blackberries

They too are starting to ripen.


If this year is like others, the Black-headed Grosbeaks will eat them all before they ripen.

I hope you enjoyed today's walk. 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Christmas in August

I decided to stitch something Christmasy in August.
I've got the border outline done and have started on the reindeer.

Barry approves of my stitching project.

On the birding front...


I was pleased to see and capture a Wilson's Warbler.

Such a bright yellow bird - the goldfinches are pale in comparison.

Also had a small flock of Cedar Waxwings fly in,

Mature bird on the left - young one on right. 

Same pairing in this photo.

More "new for summer" birds on Thursday's post. 

Monday, August 2, 2021

August's Blog Header

Garden Grumbles and Cross Stitch Fumbles August 2021 Blog Header

Here are the details for August's Blog Header.

Row #1: Alma Lynne Designs, "Noah and Company" - "Done by Me" ; Curtis Boehringer, "Forty Days and Forty Nights".

Row #2: Praying Hands, "40 Days and 40 Nights".

Row #3: Homespun Elegance, "Noah's Ark Band Sampler" - Noah's Ark Square"; Alma Lynne, "Noah and Company" - "On Seas of Blue". 

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Sunday's Hummers

Here's this week's hummers - all Anna's.


Saturday, July 31, 2021

Funny Friday

This bobcat provided our breakfast entertainment Friday morning. 


It strolled over.

Looked back.

And discovered the rain-bird sprinkler.

Crept up and WACKED it!

Thought about it.

Came s l o w l y creeping back.

And wacked at it again...

...and again!

Decided it was satisfactorily cowed and/or dead.

And cautiously left the seen of the sprinkler murder!

Friday, July 30, 2021

Little Stitch Little Birds

Design - "Grand Old Flag"
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 16 count Lambswool Aida
Fibers - WDW
Started - Spring 2010
Completed - 2 July 2010
Stitched by - Barbara (my Mom) 

I dail have a small mixed flock of Lesser and American Goldfinches.

And several Black-capped Chickadees.

They rate very high on the Cute Scale.

They talk and chatter and flit and feed.

A group of 4-6 is pretty normal now.