Browsing Archive: June, 2010

The Hummingbird and the Red Barron

Posted by Rick C. on Sunday, June 27, 2010,

The Hummingbird watched from his perch in the nearby willow tree. He didn’t dare wander too far away for fear of another Hummer entering his territory. What is his territory, you asked? Well, as far as I can tell his territory is a large area of our backyard with the sugar-water feeder right in the center. If a rival Hummingbird is fifty feet away from the feeder it is safe. If forty feet, maybe not so safe. The Hummer must protect the sweet nectar in the feeder. After all, he was the fi...

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Posted by Rick c on Friday, June 25, 2010,

It’s HOT! Not “warm,” not “uncomfortable,” not “I wish it would cool off,” not "I need a drink of water.” I’m talking HOT, HOT, HOT! I’m talking “I can’t breathe” hot. “The A.C. is going to explode” hot. “Fry an egg on your forehead” hot. Do you get my point? It’s HOT. I need to cut the grass. But it’s too hot. I need to weed the garden, it’s too hot. Will I get the weeds around the fence cut down? I’m not really lazy. No, it’s too HOT! At least tha...

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A Garden Conversation

Posted by Rick C on Saturday, June 12, 2010,

“Hey, Big Boy“, I heard the Pepper plant say to the Tomato, “you look like this hot, humid weather is getting to you.”

“Of course it is!” said the Tomato, “I’m sooo hot, I can’t take it.”

“How do you think I feel?” said the Pepper. “I’m a Jalapeño, I’m always hot!”

“Hey Lettuce all get along,” a voice from the romaine row said. “we can’t all be as cool as a Cucumber.”

“Cool? What makes you think we are always cool?” said one of the Cucumber...

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Hello, I hope you enjoy my website. Marilyn and I enjoy the outdoors, nature, gardening, hikeing, walking, and many other things. I think she would rather go dancing, but I'll stick with the outdoors. We feed the birds in the backyard, and love watching them raise their young. We put in a gold fish pond several years ago which attracts a lot of small animals. Frogs, toads, turtles, and other creatures call our backyard home. Thanks and please visit often as the site changes regularly. Rick


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