Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Flowers, Moon and Birds

BY SKEETER
Here is a picture of the Wheel barrow with blooms. I had no idea what color the geranium would be as the tag only said Mix. 
I did a pretty good job of placing them with the red being centered. Pure luck with unknown colors here in my Georgia Gardens.


Super Moon

I wonder how many photographs were snapped of that beautiful Super Moon this past Saturday? This was my photo, taken through the tall Georgia Pine Trees in our gardens. A bit overcast and hoping for rain which never occurred. Sigh, we need rain... 
Darla, Lookie what I have! Pretty Forget Me Not blooms!

These do not have the yellow center I noticed with a Google image search. But they are oh, so pretty and a great addition to my gardens. Thanks to your wonderful gift of seeds from your Florida Garden to mine!
Some have become so tall they have fallen to the ground. I do not mind as Darla mentioned they will seed themselves. I have planted Ivy in this spot and the plan is for the plants to shoot up from the ivy as it fills in a bit. Thank you so much for this wonderful gift Darla!

On Sunday we took our first boat ride of the year at our lake. With us being in drought mode most of the time here in our neck of the woods, some of the parks have extended their boat ramps. We found one to launch our boat in the ever lowering lake. This ramp is near our favorite bird watching spot. This tower is home to many baby birds. Lets move in closer shall we...

About a third of the way up the tower is a great spot for a bird nest. 

   Osprey, nest in this spot each year and we enjoy watching them from babies to adults. This little baby was looking to the sky for a parent bird.
I am not sure whom owns this tower but I am guess Georgia Power company. They or someone was kind enough to put a round tray in place for the birds. Now they don't have to drag so many twigs to the tower for a nest. While observing, this parent bird landed on the nest to check in on the baby's.
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We were lucky enough to see a parent bird bring in a treat of fish for the baby's. It is always neat to witness such things in the wild. We had a beautiful day at the lake and hope to get out as much as possible this year. It is a great way to stay cool during hot summer days. Which spring has been feeling like (Summer) this year! Have I mentioned we need rain? Ha, calling for chances of rain the next few days. I am so hoping for relief for the gardens. The grass is so crunchy now and way too early for this type heat. We are now officially in Drought 3 stage so it is getting bad for the gardens. Rain Gods, we need rain please! There you have it, FLOWERS, MOON AND BIRDSIn the Garden... 

18 comments:

  1. Your wheelbarrow looks great with that combination of flowers.

    I love the little blue forget-me-nots, really pretty.

    How wonderful to see and watch the Osprey.

    Hope you get some much needed rain soon.

    FlowerLady

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    1. For get me nots are a new addition that I hope stick around for a long time. So sweet and dainty... We love the wildlife at the lake and take it all in with each visit....

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  2. Lucky you to catch the mother or father bird in action feeding its young! That is one big bird! Your wheelbarrow looks great! Those geraniums are so pretty! That was nice of Darla to send you some seeds and what a pretty color the forget me nots are!

    Are you getting excited about your trip to Asheville? I am but I have so much to do beforehand I don't know if I'll get it all done!

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    1. Of course I am excited about our trip to Asheville! I am hoping it will not be hot though. But we will roll with the flow....

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  3. The wheelbarrow looks professionally crafted, great job! I am looking for the true forget me nots, the ones we have I believe are the Chinese Forget Me Nots. I have also begged another gardening blogger for true pink forget me not seeds, if I get some you'll be getting some too. Let me know if there is anything else you want. What a fantastic shot of the moon through the Georgia pines....cool about the Osprey too. We received 6/10 of rain on Sunday.....I was so, so happy!

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    1. Lucky You to receive some rain on your gardens! They are calling for rain yet again today and tomorrow so surely we will get a drop or two. Yesterday we had a total of 3 drops hit the gardens. LOL... I am holding out from watering in hopes of natural rain but if no rain by tomorrow, the hose will have to come out again. Grrrrrrrr.... I have never seen pink Forget me nots! Ohhhh, I bet they are little beauties.... Again, thanks you are a sweetheart....

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  4. We did get a shower & are supposed to get more late today. I love your wheelbarrow. I'm glad you were able to see the babies being fed. Good you can get out on your lake. That was a nice gesture of Darla.
    Spring fling is close & I do hope you all have a wonderful time.

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    1. Lola, I so wish you were going to Spring Fling. You chat with so many more garden bloggers on a regular basis then me. You are a jewel to so many with your gifts as well.... Will miss you there....

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  5. It is good to meet someone that loves flowers and birds. You are lucky to have osprey nesting where you can watch. Here we have Great BLue Herons making a rookery on a big electrical tower. It is fun to watch. Your wheelbarrow is beautiful full of colorful annuals. Sometimes those packages of "mixed" turn out quite nice. Will look forward to meeting you in person at the Fling.

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    1. Will be nice to meet you as well Lisa! See ya there....

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  6. We have two blurry photos of the moon (we were driving at the time).
    Amazing bird nest on that tower!
    The wheel barrel looks good. Sometimes, you just need to realize, flowers go together no matter the color.

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    1. We had a great view of the moon while on our way back from Cinco De Mayo dinner but no camera in hand then. I had to settle for a view through our pine trees from the sunroom. It was so bright that is lite up the entire yard that night....

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  7. that is one gorgeous shot of the moon!

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    1. Thanks Donna. We see that view a lot from our sunroom. We are surrounded by tall GA pines....

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  8. I love your beautiful pictures!! The wheelbarrow looks so good with the flowers how lucky you were with the colors!! I lived in Augusta (I was stationed at Fort Gordon)for 4 years and loved the lakes!!

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    1. Cherry, so you know this beautiful lake! That is awesome. My hubby, The Saint, has worked on Ft Gordon for the past 12 years! Small world....

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  9. I wish I could send you some rain. Three weeks ago they were not even alowwing fires in firepits due to such dry conditions here. Since then we have had 9 days of rain with the next 3 to be rain.

    I watch an osprey cam that is about 30 miles from me and they should hatch next week. The Maine eagle and peregrine have already hatched. It is really awesome watching them.

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    1. As long as you dont get 40 days and 40 nights of constant rain Jean, I think you will be okay.... We are at 1/2 inch now and hoping for a bit more before tomorrow. I am so happy to not have to water anything for a while. The grass will be most happy as I have not been watering it thus far...

      We followed the Eagle last year and enjoyed watching them. Was most interesting to say the least....

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