Wednesday, February 26, 2014

More from the garden and a cautionary tale.

We have planted a lot of trees in our yard over the years and because they are 'just there' you don't realise how big some of them have grown. I was out in the side yard this morning and noticed the Silk Tree. It really has grown massive in the last few years. I can remember after we planted it the frosts would come and cut it to pieces and we were on the brink of pulling it out on more than once occasion. So glad we didn't.

The flower is unusual and not very exciting but very pretty on the tree. The leaves fold up as it gets dark each night and then as the sun comes out the open again

The ants are very busy  with storms passing us on and off all day. There as been some spectacular lightening, scare the wits out of the dogs thunder and not a lot of rain. It is lovely and cool though.

And in that garden the insects are still in abundance.
 Bees in the dahlias.

   Butterflies on the Buddleias.

And a tiny spider hiding away in the flowers.
It really is fascinating to watch the comings and goings in that one particular garden. There have been many other different insects every day but unfortunately a lot of them are camera shy. (or I'm just too slow)

On a very different subject..........If you visit here now and then you couldn't help but  be aware of how important the furry children in our house are to us, so you can imagine how scared I was when a week or so ago I was giving this spoilt miss a bit of a belly rub and I found a small lump. A visit to the vet and a sample of fluid was taken  and sent away. Thankfully this afternoons phone call was a good one and it is just fatty tissue that will need to be watched. It really isn't something you think about even though we are inundated with information about Breast cancer in women and all the things we should and shouldn't do.  Here's a link on Mammary cancer in dogs if you want to know more.

The not so much rain has actually turned into quite heavy rain and there are puddles now.

 Nice. I won't have to get the sprinklers going tonight!

1 comment:

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Glad your pup's test came back good news Jackie! What beautiful pics...can't believe your camera can catch the raindrops mid-fall. Still cold as (bleep) here. Thank you for the pics! ♥Lisa