Love love seeing how my yard has changed as the season has gone on.
We put in our yearly tadpole habitat this ear and added a couple of Koi to eat the mosquitoes. I just add some fresh water every few days and they do fine. This year we have Ted, Bob, and Cannoli.
The others are yet to be named, but the kids love going out there and watching the little guys swim around and to look and see if anyone has legs yet.
and feed them cheerios.
They are pretty cute. We also threw a couple of bigger bullfrog tadpoles in there that are 5 times the size. It's gonna get a bit crowded this year.
I'll be curious to see how many stick around for next year.
I love this part if my yard in almost full bloom.
Between the Monarda, Day Lilies and Lavender, the bees are buzzing doing their busy thing.
I had put this orange double ruffle cone flower in last year, and he came back. I was so happy.
I have some tomatoes waiting to ripen, or maybe for some fried green tomatoes.
And I had to show you this little section next to my neighbors fence.
I edged it with Mammoth Sunflowers. Hopefully next time I show you a picture, I'll have some huge sunflowers towering in the sky.
The Wisteria has been sprouting like crazy and reminds me of snakes. It has a cool creepy thing going on.
And this year I tried growing Amaranth. Even though I hate the dry weather we've been having, it has been flourishing, I can't wait to see what it looks like when it hits it's full 4 feet.
I also wanted to share these two paintings I did recently, I took them over to Affordable Antiques for my mini-space.
I'll have some prints of these in my shop soon.
They were fun to do. I don't sit down enough with my acrylic paints and just paint away.
Thank you all for your kind words about our financial situation. I am trying to be as positive as possible. Sometimes when life give you a bit of a bumpy road, it's best to just ride it out. I'm finding out that many times the hardest times have the biggest purpose , so I am taking a wait-and-see kind of an approach.
I also wanted to let you know that I really am enjoying the Friday linky parties. I've thought about all of your awesome creativity and instead of doing a themed party every week, I want to make it a general theme of "Wonderfully creative" starting this Friday.