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Saturday, May 29, 2010

May in My Garden - Band-tailed Pigeon

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Band-tailed pigeons have discovered the tidbits of grain and corn that my messy chickens leave all over their yard. There were eight of them in the chicken pen this morning getting breakfast.  A rather cool way to keep the mess down, I think.  Band-tails live in our area, but I've not seen near as many as have been here this spring. The word gets out when there's free food. I like their company. They have a soft coo, much like doves, which is very relaxing to listen to.
I took this photo with my new Canon Rebel XSi, using a 55-250 mm telephoto lens, from about 200 feet away. Not bad for a first shot.



Garden Notes:Tomatoes and peppers are finally in the ground in the greenhouse. Today the sun is shining and it's actually warm.

Happy Gardening!



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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Peony for Family Time - A Celebration of Passages

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Taken at Casa Banana. Saturday, April 22, 2010

May Annie soon recover from her labors;
May the Alwyn bask in the afterglow of her birthday celebration all year long;
May Jackson rest comfortably and peacefully surrounded by his loving family.





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Monday, May 10, 2010

May in My Garden - Magenta Clematis Whose Name I Forget

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The name of this little vine with the huge blooms has long been forgotten.  Tags get lost in our tangle of underbrush and no matter that I think I'll always remember the names,

what I always do is forget them.  An online search brought me to this one, which sounds familiar.

Clematis are easy to grow and reward us year after year with beautiful jewel-like blooms.

Do you have clematis blooming in your garden?





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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Spring in my Garden - It's May Day and the Wisteria has Begun to Bloom

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O Frabjous Day!  Callooh!  Callay! - Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

I am aware that in many parts of the U.S. the wisteria has already been there and done that.  Mine is just beginning.  So I'm celebrating May Day with these photos, taken yesterday.  There are just a few blossoms open now.  In a week the entire plant should be covered in deliciously scented, double amethyst blossoms.  I'd like the rain to slow down now; give my wisteria a break.  Thanks.



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