This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Winding Down?............

I suppose, I actually hope, I am looking forwards to Fall. I long to get back in the garden. I long for coolness on my skin. Soft breezes, maybe even frosty mornings. My body likes the cool temperatures. I really do not like heat. I don't like the feel of sticky skin, I don't like to sweat. I go outside and my heart gets jumpy, it does not like it. It tells me so, I listen. I sit inside in the air conditioning, cranked to 64 and ceiling fans going. I LOVE the coolness. My husband huddles under a blanket because he is cold. We do this every year. He loves the heat and I love the cold.
Meanwhile, my garden is suffering. I water every day. One of my roses is blooming, I never thought to see it again.My Peace Rose
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Then my mini rose is still blooming, the one Jason gave me
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The Nasturtians are finally doing something. I didn't think they were going to. It has taken ages, maybe they don't like the baskets. One more thing to remember next year. I will put them in a big tub.
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So then we have the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees. All appreciating the water I provide. They love the dishes I put out and especially the sprinklers. They bathe in the fountains and dishes. The Chickadee love it when the leaves are wet on the apple tree and they feed on the bugs that get stirred up.
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I am loving the light on the flowers, I appreciate this thing called sight because it is getting worse. I have lost sight in the one eye, and the other is getting worse. I enjoy the subtle changes of the season. I appreciate the clouds in the blue blue sky. The colours of the brilliant green against the sky. Soon it will be exotic Autumn colours probably my favourite season. Well maybe Spring is my favourite but I do love the brilliance of the Fall and the cooler weather for sure.
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I was so happy with my Hydrangea, I adore the colours.
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Look at how big my fish has got.
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All three orange ones are bigger every year. The real orange one is the smaller one. The black one, its hard to tell. They have lots of food now with the Iris in the pond. I also give them treats. Maybe that's why they are fat.
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The Mourning Dove joined us, to take some sips from the Pine tree branches. No worry, there are puddles he will enjoy
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The tiny dishes serve the bees and butterfly
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Talking of Butterfly.This white one is the only one I have seen in my garden all year. Yet look at all the variety of flowers we have had all season. It's not right somehow. I do have Fairies though
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She hides in the apple tree.
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Meanwhile we will get in a few more beach days where we will be cool in the water and work on our tan...........but the subtle changes in the leaves tell us it won't be much longer.


Merlesworld said...

I enjoyed a wonder around your garden.
They are big fish.

maryom said...

You sound like us - my husband can't stand cold, and even adds extra layers on what I think is a nice warm day! I don't think our UK summer is anything like as hot as yours though - but we are promised a heatwave towards the end of next week (if the weathermen have got it right for once!) I think your garden's still looking lovely despite the weather.

Magic Love Crow said...

Gorgeous post! I love walking through your garden! Love that fairy! I am with you Janice, I love the colder weather!! Your fish are so cute! Please take care of yourself and your eyes! Big Hugs!