Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Golfing with Deer Friends

Rick, Drew and I played golf last Thursday evening. The 11th hole is a par 5. From far back, we could just see deer ears sticking out of the sand trap. Rick and I both hit our balls near this trap. You can see mine circled in red. As we approached, our dear friend did not budge. It was a rather warm and humid evening and she was all about staying cool.  It's kind of nice to be able to get so close to these animals. They have been hanging around on the golf course for a long time and are not too afraid of the humans. It was a perfect day for all!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Airing the Quilts

I have a lot of quilts and fiber art. I've given many away but some remain with me. Inspired by the Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show, I have decided to air a different quilt on good weather Saturdays this summer. I have the perfect spot on the back deck. Since our house is on the corner, everyone walking past on the sidewalk can pause and look. Last week it was "Midnight in the Garden". I love the movement in the lines of this quilt and the large florals. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sharing a Hanging Basket

I bought this planter in the spring for the edge of my deck. Mostly the rain has provided the watering and the blooms were abundant. It needed some TLC but when I took it down to pull off the spent flowers, a bird flew out and the neighborhood of birds made such a squawk, I peaked in and their it was. A tiny nest with three eggs in it. I promptly put the planter back in place sans deadheading.

It's been dry so I needed to water the flowers. Using a long spouted sprinkling can, I poured water in from the edge. Once again, mama tolerated some but let me know when enough was ENOUGH. For now, I will leave it/her/them alone. After all, a mama has work to do. MUMS the word!