Nikita is fascinated by paper. Period. I can crumble up even the smallest piece of paper and she hears it… and wants it badly! Then stares at me until I give it to her to play with.
The skies offer a wide variety of views lately.
This little fly landed on the front door while I was looking out.
That’s me in Grandma’s gazing ball in her backyard.
Bella always gives me this look – “It wasn’t me”.
Let the woo woo’s begin as the garbage man cometh, all heck breaks out! The mechanical arm on the garbage truck drives Nikita and Bella crazy.
Seeing this on a daily basis always cracks me up because little Bella Boo can barely see out the bedroom window. Best buddies forever.
I captured this beautiful scene yesterday, before it rained again.
If you have ever grown Bee Balm before, you know how truly beautiful this plant is when blooming.
This is our Burning Bush that is starting to sprout. It would be a bigger bush, but the deer in our area have nipped this poor bush so many times, that it has stunted its growth. It is such a beautiful bush as the leaves turn red in the Fall, hence the Burning Bush name.
Russian Sage is one plant I have found that the deer do not nibble. It blooms beautiful purple flowers and fills in beautifully.
This is my cement stepping stone I made a few years ago! Yep, I made it with a mold I have for cement. I hope it gives the garden some encouragement!
I am getting our rain barrels ready for the garden season. We use these to water everything in our flower beds and the garden to save on using water from the hose. It truly saves on the water bill, not to mention that rain water makes the plants grow better. As you can see from the top of the blue rain barrel, I hooked up a gutter extension ($10) to our gutter that runs directly down to the rain barrel that catches the rain water. When the blue rain barrel fills up, I just switch out the gutter extension to the other rain barrel. To use the rain water we have collected, you can either hook up a hose to the spout on the bottom or just place your watering can under it. If you have never used a rain barrel before, it might be something that you should look into as it is a good way to conserve on the water you are using from your hose and it does in fact, save on the water bill.
Got all of my friends & squeakies within reach!
I’m getting sleepy!
This look is priceless. Kinda like you caught me napping!
Bella loves sunning herself in the morning by the back door.
Here’s an update on our progress for collecting donations for the APL. To date, we have collected $700 and we are 70% to our goal! We are so pleased with the donations that have come in to help the animals who need our help!
If you are reading this post today, please consider making a donation, even if it $5, as it all adds up! I need my fellow bloggers help so we can get those animals in need into their “forever homes” and help them find happiness & love!
Just a quick update on our progress to raise donations for the APL…
Our goal is to collect $1,000 in donations and we are at 62% of hitting our goal. We have already collected $615 in donations, but we still need your help! If you are reading this, please consider making even a $5 donation today, as it all adds up to help those animals who need us! A great big THANK YOU to those who have already made a donation!
Play time started off like this…
And ended like this!
Bella ended up being the Lord of the Ring today!
Nikita always knows where her toys are & keeps an eye on them!
Bella’s favorite ball!
Our red peppers, eleven days old.
Washing out yet another empty wine bottle! (FYI: You’ve gotta try Barefoot Pink Moscato, it’s delicious!)