I can’t believe it’s August already! Where did the summer go? I have been busy with cookouts, parties, birthdays and such. Being so active has made days fly by quicker. I need to slow it all down.
How about you? Do you feel like summer is going too quickly? Do you feel that you need to soak up all the warmth of the sun, songs of birds, and sounds of dragonflies’ wings before they are all gone?
I wanted to share with you the beauty of all the flowers and a little visitor that I had recently.
Check out my marigolds, red roses, rose of Sharon bushes, hydrangeas, geraniums and petunias.
Look at all the seedlings sprouting out on our gorgeous ash tree which grew from a twig ten years ago.
Here is a photo of a welcome little visitor on our back deck. I put out my hand and he came right to me. He stayed as I spoke to him softly telling him/her how beautiful he/she was. LOL!
I have seen more dragonflies this summer than ever before. Have you noticed more dragonflies around too? They are handy little guys to have around since they eat other insects up to 15% of their body weight in prey each day. They also are capable of inflicting painful bites to human fingers. Ouch! I didn’t know that when it settled on my fingers!
We also had an unwanted critter in our house. We woke up one day to find our Chistmas catctus was dug up by something. Dirt was all over the floor and inside the plant was a hole. John repotted the plant with new soil finding nothing inside. Again the next morning the plant was dug up with a hole burrowed inside and dirt on the floor. We decided to leave the plant outside. Now I was worried that whatever it is could now be in the house somewhere! The plant is still outside but we have added mouse deterrents (mint tea bags) inside the plant and traps around the area where the plant previous was. I love my lovely plant but can’t bring it indoors for fear of the critter coming back. Sigh!
Hole inside plant
Isn’t it gorgeous?
Mousetraps on the floor near where the plant was on a wine stand – in case it is a mouse?
Has anyone else had this problem? Love to hear what you did to get rid of it, and what was it? A mouse?
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Addendum: We caught a mouse in a trap. Hopefully this is what was digging in our plant. We may bring the plant back in and hopefully there will be no more problems! I’ll let you know.
Here are some new flowers that just sprouted up.