Friday, August 4, 2017

Hummingbird Moth...






I saw this Hummingbird Moth 
in my garden today.
I had a hard time getting a picture of it,  
it flew around so fast.
This is the moth that grows 
from a tomato horn worm.




I feel lucky to see this little beauty in my garden.  I'm sure they must help with pollination of crops,  they move around so much! Just thought I'd share!


'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Keep those wasps away...







This absolutely works!



It's a paper bag hung in an area where you don't want the little buggers!  It is filled with plastic grocery bags,  the top  is stapled together and a piece of twine is added for a hanger.  Here's how it works:

The wasps see it and think it's another nest and avoid the area.  So simple!

And a great solution.  I've been using these for 4 years now and have not had one single little nest anywhere on the deck roof.  Amazing!  So simple--so good!  

If you are bothered with wasps,  try this!  It really works!

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Meet Jamie...







I have reverted to my childhood!
I saw this doll on the internet 
and I just had to have her!
Her name is Jamie!
She is part of a collection called
"Maru and Friends".
I love her and I think she is so beautiful.
She is 20" tall and the perfect size
 to make and design clothes for.
I will probably have to make my own 
patterns for the clothes.  
I have not found many patterns 
for clothes that will fit her.
Actually,  that's part of the fun for me!
I love doing this.
So,  let me show you more of her.


Jamie is well balanced
and stands on her own.

I love her beautiful jacket
and the cute T shirt underneath.

These boots are to die for!

I love her beautiful hair!

She will be warm this winter!

I love her eyes,  she even has eyelashes!
And if you look closely,
she even has some faint little freckles.
So precious!
I am in love!
She brightens my day
just by looking at her.

Let the fun begin!
I will keep you updated
on the progress of her wardrobe.
Do any of you out there
have some dolls that you play with,
or is it just me?

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean







Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Water Lilies...









Had 3 Water Lilies open on Monday.
 Raining yesterday and today,
 so they are probably closed up now.
This one is growing on the bottom of the pond,
  not in a pan,
so it gets lots of nutrients from the soil in there.
They are so pretty!

I love my little pond!

'Til next time,
Love ya,   Jean


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Glimpses of the garden...



















Short on time today...  Here's what's bloomin' in my garden...   

Love the American Lady Butterfly,  I chased her all over the yard, trying to get a picture.  She finally decided to drink from the Liatris.

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mushrooms, of sorts...







These are growing on the roots of a maple tree that we had to take out.  The tree was leaning over my neighbor's house and I was afraid that it would fall on it.  These fungi are very large and look different from each other.  There are more different kinds scattered around.  I think they are pretty and very interesting.





I will leave them where they are.  
I am interested to see just how big they will get.



I found this little guy on a geranium plant yesterday.
So happy to see him/her!

There is always something happening in my garden.
Every day is a new day!

'Til next time,
Love ya,  Jean

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Allium...








Still beautiful even when "in seed"...

I am hoping that I can save these seeds,
plant them, and that they will grow into bulbs.
Everyone says it will take a long time... I can wait!
 I'm going to give it a try!
I love the beauty of them!
P.S.  I don't have a picture of them in bloom.  I'll have to wait 'til next Spring to show them off!  Lol

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean