Saturday, July 18, 2009

Odds and Ends

A wet, overcast, cool day so far. I'm even considering putting the fire in as it feels cool and damp inside. Yesterday we went for a walk once again, came home and did some gardening. I'm looking around these days seeing what has to be done in the fall. I'm thinking that I'll take most of the plants out of the rock garden as it's gotten terribly overcrowded. Having nowhere that I can see to put more plants, I expect I'll have to either extend an existing bed or make another new one. Decisions, decisions!! I'm amazed at how well everything is growing this year. Even the annuals that I have in pots are doing exceptionally well.

It's the best year yet for the Clematis. I've had this plant for a number of years and usually only get a few blooms. This year it's covered with flowers and I haven't done anything different with it. I'm assuming it's the lovely spring and summer that we've been having.



The Pine Grosbeaks are now back at the feeders, both male and female.

Male.

Female.


This little squirrel seems very shy.



Jays.





Shells on the beach.



What I'll be doing after lunch unless the weather clears.

6 comments:

Cicero Sings said...

That last picture ... royalty or what?!

Your clematis looks lovely. We've noticed, as we've walked the local countryside these last 3 years, that some years a plant will shine but the next year not much of anything comes of it while another plant will shine.

Tricia said...

It might be a grey and dull day but your pictures are really colourful and cheery! Could the squirrel be a youngster?

Now that's one very contended looking cat! :D

Enjoy your snooze OC, if the weather doesn't improve itself :)

oldcrow61 said...

Cicero, lol, the cat certainly thinks she's royalty. She keeps everyone in their proper place. You're probably right about the plants. I've noticed that as well.

Tricia, I too wondered if that squirrel was a young one. He/she certainly seemed like one. Sort of not sure of everything.

Tricia said...

That's what I was thinking too OC - his/her hesitancy seemed to come across in the picture so it must have seemed much more obvious "in the flesh" as it were :)

Janine said...

Thanks for posting the Clematis, it is a lovely flower. We have a street named for it but I have never seen one.

Ali said...

I love that photo of the cheeky Jay, giving you the eye.

Ali