Backyard Playground

Since the drought has officially been declared over, I decided to plant a garden this year. Not such an easy endeavor… Well, I discovered this morning, raccoons were busy last night digging up my sunflowers and zinnias.  This really hurts because I pulled weeds, amended the soil and carefully planted the seeds according to the directions on the package.  At first, the birds were eating the sunflower seeds, but I was able to outsmart the birds by covering the top of the location with netting.  I suspect the raccoons are searching for the booty buried by the blue jays.  The blue jays are busy taking dry cat food pieces from the cat’s bowl when he’s not looking.

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Photo Credit:  Mary Lou Fall

The wild life does not seem to be interested in the zucchini nor the crookneck squash.

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Photo Credit:  Mary Lou Fall

Here are the first tomatoes of Summer 2017.

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Photo credit:  Mary Lou Fall

A garden is not complete without a ladybug or

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Photo credit:  Mary Lou Fall

spider.

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Photo credit:  Mary Lou Fall

 

 

About 1marylou

I enjoy the process of pushing the world of fiber to its limits with the use of knitting needles and various methods of experimentation. Along the way, the lens of my camera captures what I see.
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2 Responses to Backyard Playground

  1. 1marylou says:

    Nice to hear from you! I am trying to save the plants…I’ve re-planted them and I’m hoping they survive, though right now it is hot and they look a little wilted.

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  2. KerryCan says:

    Oh, I’m sorry you didn’t get your sunflowers and zinnias! I love zinnias. But the rest of your crop looks great–and I love the spider web . . .

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