in the backyard pine tree.
I quietly walk up and realize it is a large screech owl......
very tired from a busy night.
as I get closer, I talk to it...........as you can see,
it wanted me to quit my chatter and to let it go back to sleep. (just look at that face)
As soon as I finished taking it's photo, I heard a baby
rabbit squealing nearby and I see "mother rabbit" running.
I hurry over and .........I find a baby bunny with a coachwhip snake
curled around it. I run up to the snake, yelling at it.........
it drops the baby and, terrified of me, scurries up a small mesquite tree......
and also not very happy for me to show up this early morning,
for I ruined it's chance for bunny breakfast. (just look at that face)
The baby bunny ran so fast, I did not get it's photo,
but "mother rabbit" is very happy that I showed up so
early in the morning.
Some of you have asked about the little trees from Arbor Day Foundation and
about the rose cuttings I was trying to sprout with potatoes.
As you can see the trees are growing well
and putting on leaves. The rose cuttings did not sprout.
I think it was too cold and I may have watered them too much.
I am going to try one more time with them.
Also in the greenhouse my Devil's Claw cactus are all doing well
and blooming. I love these beautiful round cactus. Ranchers do
not like them because they are bad for cattle and horses to step on.
I have a small garden of ones that I have found in the woods, dug up
and re planted. These in the photo are in large containers, which they do well in. .I dig them up, especially when they are in the yard
because my husband mows over them causing great damage to them.
I want to keep them safe.
At this time, the prairie and the fields are full of wildflowers
giving me much inspiration for my embroidery work
It is also a time for long walks and hand picked bouquets with the
one I love.
So tell me..........
what is hanging around your backyard?.....
Any wildflowers making their appearance?
What is your favorite?
I would love to hear!