Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What we do when it's nice outside...

We've had a couple of nice days in a row here weather-wise. The humidity level finally came down today. :) I began re-staining our front porch today. I got about 1/3 of it done. I'll probably end up going back out tomorrow evening, and Thursday evening to finish it. This will be the 3rd time we've had to stain it since we built it 8 years ago. I'll bet that was a very interesting tidbit for you all to read, LOL. :P

Yesterday morning we went out and got some very-much-needed weeding done. Ahnnah came across a little ring-necked snake. We have lots of them here.

Even more exciting news: My Hollyhocks are blooming! Two different colours of pink ones have opened so far. I know I have some purple ones planted too. I love my Hollyhocks. They're so pretty. :D



And check out this awesome sunset from a few nights ago!



We have a kingdom of ants in our yard. See all of the brown...those are all ant hills. It's probably a good two feet wide and 4 feet long.



There's also a birds' nest on our patio. The same birds come back to it every year. There are baby birds in it now. I'm working on getting a picture of them. it's so high up that you can't see them from the ground. But I did get a picture of the mother bird when she flew into a nearby tree. :)



We also had a turtle decide to cut through our garden a few days ago...
I guess that's all for now. :) Oh, btw, if you click on these pictures, you can see bigger versions of them. ;)

8 comments:

Carla said...

lucky you to have nice weather in a row! the weather where I live is making me rather confused, sometimes its rainy and sometimes its lovely and hot

Jaime said...

LOL, that's the way it usually is here.
Something that's often said here: "If you don't like the weather, stick around- it'll change!"
We're supposed get rain tonight and all day tomorrow.

Erin O. said...

Wow, y'all certainly have LOTS of wildlife! :OD Great pictures! :)

Jaime said...

Yes, we do.
That's why we have an electric fence around our garden now. :D

Elisabeth said...

Great pics, Jaime!:)

Jaime said...

Thank you. :)

Elf Girl said...

Been meaning to say that I really like that sunset photo. It's been on my computer background often, of late. ;)

Jaime said...

Hannon le, mellon nin!
Glad you like it! ;)

That was right above my house. :)