Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Over the rainbow bridge

     I went into the spare bedroom this morning to give all my guinea pigs carrots and to see if any of them needed water. Sorry to say I found Hershey, my only male was dead. I felt really bad of course, and even cried for a bit. R.I.P my baby. He wasn't that old either. Only about 3 years of age. Three of my guinea pigs are 4 years of age, which were Hershey's aunts, and his sister Squeekers is also 3 years of age. I know guinea pigs don't   live that long any way, but thought it strange that he was the first one to go. I got him  and his sister   from a different breeder then the other 3.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day

    With Memorial Day just around the corner, lets not forget what the holiday is really about. It isn't just another holiday to party and have a cookout and have an extra day off work. The holiday is about those who have served our country in war, and have died for our freedom. Remember all those who have died for us, so that we could have the freedom of speech, freedom of religion, no matter what that faith may be, and all the other freedoms that we have in this country of ours. I found a great link to read about the day. http://www.military.com/memorial-day/  . There are many other great sites out there to read about Memorial Day, but this is one of the very first sites that I came across. Have a great Memorial Day weekend, and thank a vetern for serving our country.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Northern cardinal

      I was able to get a few good photos of the northern cardinal today. On a few of the photos, he was sitting on the railing, right outside my frontroom window. It was he was waiting for me to see him, and take his photo. The female was near by, and another male, but couldn't get their photos. The female kept hiding behind the bushes, then flew off before I could get a photo of her. I keep hoping one day that I will be able to get one of the female. 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Rainy night

     Though the day was warm and breezy, the eveing brought strong winds, thunder, lightening, and a soft rain. I had taken a plant from the front of the house, and planted it in the back by my porch where I have my hosta plants, before the rains began. Though there isn't full sun in the back, I am hoping the plant does well. It's a conflower. I had taken 2 plants from the front to put in back, along with my tea rose plant. Only time will tell if they do well. Mother nataure has been watering the plants,since I replanted them, so have been lucky about not having to water them. I will have to look to see if I can find any native plants that can tolerate a spot that is shade for a great part of the day.
     It would be wonderful to have American native plants in the garden, exspecially ones that draw butterflies. That has been my dream for many years, to have a garden that draws birds and butterflies.
    The spot under my window that gets the most sun, has so many weeds, it would take alot to get rid of them all. These are alot of creeping crawling weeds that get white flowers on them. It would be nice to know of a good way of getting rid of them, since I am bothered with my back, and the soil is so hard to work with. I love seeing areas that have native American wildflowers. Not many of those places are around, as most people tend to grow plants that originally came from other countries. Nothing wrong with that, as there are many pretty plants that came from other countries.     

Walk to the park

     It was a nice sunshiny day, with a slight breeze. and not a cloud in the sky. It was a bit warm, but the light breeze helped. The park is about 3 blocks away from my home, so decided to go take a walk, taking my camera with me. I always like taking my camera along, to get photos of things that may show up that I haven't seen before. I did see a red wing black bird, and was able to get a photo, though not a very good one. There were a few people fishing at the pond, and one boy kept catching catfish, were it seemed no one was was catching anything. The catfish were small, I suppose because it's still spring.
     I enjoy taking walks during the spring, to catch the spring flowers in bloom, and seeing the baby Canadian geese. Saw a snapping turtle in the pond, and was able to get a photo of it. Have to really look though to see it in the water. Though I live in the city, there is still an abundance of wildlife. More common ones then any thing, like rabbits, American goldfinch, geese, ducks, and the northern cardinal.
    Once in awhile you see a deer, or other critters not much seen in the city, and have been glad some times that I had my camera with me. Here are a few photos I took today.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

My hosta garden

I started planting hostas about 5 years ago, since I was looking for plants that grew well in an area that has alot of shade. Hostas are really great for areas that don't get much sun. I have 5 different kinds in a small area around my back porch. Most of the plants I love the best needed full sun. One of my aunts planted hostas way back in the early 1960's, and they continue to come up every year.
I must read up more about this plant, as I don't know if these are the original plants, or are new plants started from the original plants. I was surprised to find out there are 80 different kinds .  


   People always have said since the begining of time, that the world was going to end on a certain day. Why do people foolishly fall for this, selling everything they own, quite their jobs, and follow these people, only to find out these false prophets are only full of lies. They can't predict the end of the world any more then I can. I guess they just want to see how foolish people still are, and want to see how far they will go. The world isn't going to end today, and God isn't coming back for so called true believers. The non believers won't all be dead in 6 months. It isn't what the bible said after the rapture. It said there will be a 7 years tribulation, and many will die in those 7 years. No where does it say that 97 percent of non believers will die in the first 6 months.
      That's just putting fear into people unnessarily, who are gullible enough to believe these false prophsies. People never learn though from past false prophesies. History repeats itself in many ways. But not a whole lot of people learn from them. The human race still hates and disrespects those who are different then them, and feel they must kill over differences like religion, race and color. Come on, if God was really a loving God, then people wouldn't feel the need to treat others the way that they do. I don't really think a loving God wants people to kill in the name of God. That isn't right. People who judge others because of the way they look, or for what they people, can't be true Christains. If this is what the Christain church teaches, then it can't be coming from God. Then the christain church wonders why people are drifting away.  There's no difference between the so called christain world, and the non believers, except non believers don't go around saying you were a sinner the day that you were born. I will never understand how someone can say a new born baby is a sinner.
     The baby is a sinner because they were born? There's no way a new born baby can be a sinner. Sounds like a bunch of hog wash to me, and a way to try to make people feel quilty for no reason at all.