Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pictures At Eleven

 Loved this full moon just as the sun was starting to sink into the western horizon it made an appearance in the east. 

Then about a week later I snapped these on the long and winding road (33 miles) to The Shed for fiber night.  I am so blessed to live where I do!



 On a nice afternoon I found a "Bad Apple " aka Helen our totally blind kitty napping in the apple basket on the kitchen table.

 And imagine my joy to harvest the first quantity of the ripe blueberries yesterday and they found their way into scones this morning. I owe you that photo as it is on my phone in a text to my sister. :-)

 I don't take any joy in killing anything. The first rattler of the season made its way into the backyard last night to sleep in a warm area . I almost stepped smack on it as it was curled up tightly between the ground and the underside of the gate. I made a beeline for the garage grabbed a shovel and quickly dispatched a potential problem. I don't do a catch and release program for  many reasons number one is they don't work with snakes and I won't make my deadly problem someone's else problem. This was a young snake shedding it's first button. 

And this is PT basking in glory in a patch of dandelions.  I thought it quite appropriate considering. She is one of many reasons poisonous snakes  go to snake heaven. PT was bitten the first Spring we were here.  

Here are reasons number 1-2-3 and 4 of many more. 

 Look how big Waylon and Willa have gotten and not even two months old!

 Above my easy keeper with its geranium that is on year three at this point. 

A dear goat friend in Mendocino county gave me a large amount of bulbs during a visit late last summer. They are called "Naked Ladies" and this is their first bloom at the farm. They do well in direct sun so the front of the house is perfect for them 

You may remember my Day Lilies from last year. This is the first bloom of the season for them and as you see many to come behind this beauty!
 Last but not least is this mum on the porch by the front door. There are two plants in here. The glorious yellow on the right and a deep purple on the left. You will have to look closely to appreciate the purple as it isn't as bold as the yellow plant is. These two plants are on year two. I have a gigantic purple mum in the back that is on year four of blooming for me. They are amazing!


At May 29, 2017 at 5:13 AM , Blogger Rain said...

Hi Goatldi! :)
I love the Moon photo!!! Beautiful scenery where you live. Snakes...well, that's one thing we don't have to contend with here thankfully. I mean, we get the little garden snakes that aren't a threat at all...but rattlers scare me, in fact they all do. I think that you have the best reasons to kill them. Catch and release is fine if the animal/reptile goes to some kind of protected sanctuary...but you're right, they often become someone else's problem. Good thing you spotted it. I love your day lily! :)

At May 29, 2017 at 3:09 PM , Blogger Goatldi said...

Thanks Rain! I really liked the moon photo also. So amazing that it is late afternoon and the sky is basking in sunlight and then boom there is the moon. I love my day lily also.


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