believe it…

or not

this hugh electrical line, with the tree growing over it (as seen in my header), is located behind my next door neighbors backyard.  The electric company was here recently pruning back the trees behind our lots and when they left I realized they hadn’t tackled what appears to be a major problem for this electric line.  Surely it’s not a good thing to have the tree growing over the line, but on the other hand maybe it required more expertise than the tree pruners had.  So I figure if they don’t come back sometime in the next six months I’ll call and see what the electrical company has to say.

Regarding the weather, west central Floridians have had a warm winter this year.  My poor allergy prone dachshund has been besieged by pollen since February.  The good thing about the warmer weather is the lower heating bills and the fact that the humidity is down this time of year and I’ve been able to leave a window open during the day.  And to my delight I’ve heard the birds singing, I believe there must be at least one nest in the live oak tree…I’m hopeful anyway.

Resistance is NEVER futile!!!

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backyard “stuff”

my backyard is mainly a huge live oak tree in the middle of some (crappy) grass…amazingly enough there’s a lot of NATURE going on back there 🙂


mushroom “wearing” a cap


some kind of small wasp…didn’t even know they were there until one day I stuck my hand in their nest when I was trying to move the chair.  the chair wasn’t moved and I was STUNG.  no problem, I put some ammonia on it and all was well 🙂


Purslane winding down after blooming, brilliantly, all summer 🙂

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abundant July showers bring…

(inedible) mushrooms to the backyard 🙂


since my P&S camera doesn’t do macro, this is the best I could accomplish with these tiny ‘shrooms…the largest was apx. 1/4 inch across


I think these look like Hobbit Houses


water for the fairies


to me, this looks like a sesame seed bun…not!

thankfully, so far, Baron the Dachshund has never been the least bit interested in our backyard fungi…I sincerely hope this remains true

the backyard is like a huge compost, there is some grass but I never rake the leaves from the huge oak tree so the mushrooms flourish in the decay.  what fascinates me is how many different types there are

happy Thursday 🙂

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I’d never seen a complete mushroom before…interesting!


this Gerbera Daisy plant has outdone itself…the intensity of color is awesome!


and what would the backyard be without the Baron!

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“I feel a responsibility to my backyard, I want it to be taken care of and protected.”

Annie Leibovitz – American Portrait Photographer

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backyard at the…

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we had a nice little rain…so it smelled wonderfully woodsy in the backyard when I took these.  I recently purchased the Gerbera Daisy and some Purslane (just learned from Wikipedia that people around the world eat purslane, how cool is that, I’ll have to give it a try).  I have them both growing in pots in my “grow cart.”

  can’t remember if I told you about my cart…or wagon if you will…my son and DIL gave it to me for Christmas.  my DIL asked me what I wanted for the occasion and I said a plastic wagon…something I could put flower pots in and move around in the yard to follow the sun.  they gave me what I asked for and it works wonderfully…no more having to move pots around the yard all day long.

in case I haven’t mentioned it recently, I have a huge live oak tree in the back yard…which means 365 days of the year I have very little sun, which is fine because I love my tree.  only problem is that most things that grow, like flowers and vegetables, need 6-8 hours of sunlight a day.  I did have good success with the lettuces I grew during the winter, but then they don’t mind the shade.

hope you’re having a pleasant Tuesday 🙂