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By hmhb


A day in our life can sometimes be very interesting. Like when the Jack Russell’s set up a ruckus at 6 a.m., that’s always a good kick-start for the morning. I could see from the windows that they were barking toward the carport so, as usual, I had to investigate. As I walked toward the car, it occurred to me that they could be barking at something dangerous, so I carefully positioned myself with a fence in between me and the mysterious object that was causing the dogs to annoy my neighbors! Behold, the scary critter…

Armadillo! Definitely a highlight.

Switching gears later, I was in for a few surprises. As I strolled through the yard and my new cactus corner, the plants came alive. Just look what I found.

I know, I know, you’ve seen this pincushion before, but it just keeps blooming in the same spot, and now it’s double blooming~~ I think it’s magical. Let’s look closer at the cactus corner, shall we?

Looks like that monkeytail cactus has really been monkeying around. But, the best is yet to come…

Brazilian prickly pear is blooming again.

Then, as things began to mellow out, I discovered two unobtrusive but beautiful little flowers,

The last of the iris is blooming in an old wash tub, and the sweet nigella is just beginning to show it’s shy little face. And me, I can’t decide if I live in a zoo (we also see raccoons, possums, squirrels, etc.) or a plant “hatchery.” Either way, it’s wondrous and I love my yard!

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What a great shot the armadillo, your catus are gorgeous Hywel will love these is that a rats tails as we call it here monkey tail

13 May, 2010


Great photo of the armadillo...

13 May, 2010


Sixpence, I don't know about the "rats tail" but it surely could be. But, the armadillo, seen a few of those in my time, first photo ever - thanks! I think my neighbors believe I have a pajama game going on - out at 6 a.m. with my camera.

13 May, 2010


Lol Hmhb just tell them you had a PJ party and your star guest was Armadillo, if they wonder who it is, I would say, you mean you don't know him!! he is very famous lol.

13 May, 2010


It sounds like a zoo lol but I think it must be wonderful to have all those things come into your yard. I hope they don't create too much damage ... I love the cacti. Your cactus corner is very interesting.

13 May, 2010


Wish y'all could all come over and we could have a party!!

13 May, 2010


That would be great Hmhb if only. : O ))

13 May, 2010


It would be great :o))

14 May, 2010

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