Zippy here...I just want to let you all know that I am doing better.
I have been digging and playing ball.
I still miss my friend though.
The garden is almost in it's full glory.
The queen bee and hedgehog are watching over things.
Mr. Owl....How many more days of cool weather are we going to have??
It has been in the 50s and 60s here for the past few days!
A welcome and refreshing change in the weather.
Um....except for the horseback ride that you will read about below.
This is my largest pumpkin so far!
It has actually doubled in size since I took this picture.
This is the psycho siamese twin vine.
It is growing in a very strange way with twists and turns.
I could call it the Alfred Hitchcock vine.
Perfect twin flowers and leaves.
Here is another little beauty.
So sweet with her little flower hat.
As us giant pumpkin growers say.....GROW EM BIG!!!
Not to make everyone sad again...but we built a little memorial garden for
Bumble. Zippy visits and sniffs around. I am sure that he knows Bumble is there.
We also have a garden for Thatcher, Benson, Comet, and Fester. Our other
pets that have passed.
My friend MJ sent me this beautiful card and made a donation to her humane society in
Bumble's name. I thought that it was such a wonderful and thoughtful gesture.
It makes my heart feel good to know that other animals can be helped.
MJ does a lot of work helping coordinate foster homes for animals in her area.
MJ has a wonderful blog and lives in paradise. Check out her blog if you have a chance.
Thank you so much MJ!!!
Miss May was trying to prune my sunflowers the other day!
I guess that I should have planted something a little less appealing on the other
side of the fence.
Nothing more frustrating for a donkey.
Front flower bed.
Shamrock spider in the cilantro.
Another shot of the front garden.
You can see my rusty hollyhocks! Poor things.
The white spot in the yard is Zippy.
This garden is blooming away as well.
We took the horses to Moses Cone Park
this weekend for a ride with our Piedmont Paso Fino Horse Association.
We sponsor a ride every year.
The forecast called for light showers in the morning and clearing as the day progressed.
That is not what happened.
It was more of a early drizzle and then torrential downpour.
My wrinkles had wrinkles and I also had wrinkles where I should not have had them at all.
2 and a half hours of constant rain while riding and not having all of your rain gear on (I know....what was I thinking????) By the way...at least I took my rain jacket. I just did not remember the pants.
Oh well...It was still fun and no one got hurt! Ha.
The front garden coming up the drive.
See the blue concrete dog peeking around the concrete stump planter?
My mom and dad have been delivering some old boxes from my childhood.
This was in one of the boxes. A paint by number that I did with my grandmother.
It came to me at a strange time..as we have been spotting a bear in our neighborhood.
A BIG black bear.
My old bongo drums!
My little pond has been taken over by the lilies that I planted.
I really do not care though...I think that it is pretty neat to see the little frogs perched
on top of the lily pads.
A very rare "May" flower.
Loving all of the color!!!
Hope you all have a great week!