Canada Geese and Wood Ducks

Still not much action in the baby department along the Red River.  On many of my walks with Chester, we see absolutely nothing – although we are serenaded by the singing birds hiding in the bushes along the bank.  🙂 We did get to see a family of older goslings and another family of older… Continue reading Canada Geese and Wood Ducks

Mock Orange

I may have mentioned this here before (probably every year about this time), but I really love my Mock Orange when it is in bloom. I bought and planted this bush many years ago and every year it supplies me with it’s beautiful flowers. It is in bloom again and I have pictures for you. … Continue reading Mock Orange

Duck and a Bunny

I have finally seen one clutch of ducklings on the Red River, but this was so early in the morning, that I have no way of knowing what kind of ducks.  I suspect Mallards, since they are the ones that would have had to lay and incubate a 2nd clutch after the first was washed… Continue reading Duck and a Bunny


This should be my last post this year on the Peony.  The flowers are opening quickly now and as we all know, they don’t last long. There are more flowers on it this year than there have ever been and still more buds to open. The first couple of pictures are from the 17th when… Continue reading Peony

More Flowers and a Bird – plus

My first Peony has opened and more should be open soon. Our walks along the banks of the Red River have been a little disappointing so far.  Normally the baby ducks and geese provide plenty of activity to watch and take pictures of – but not this year.  I have seen 2 goose families and… Continue reading More Flowers and a Bird – plus

The Flowers

The other day when I showed some of my Iris flowers, these tall ones only had one or 2 flowers, but today the rest have all opened.  What is really amazing is that after all the wind and rain yesterday – they are pretty much all standing.  There is one off to the right that… Continue reading The Flowers

Around the Yard

I finally picked up some flowers to plant in my poor neglected flower bed this morning and got them planted this afternoon. I still have spaces I could fill in with annuals, but ended up with 3 perennials and just a couple of packs of annuals along with one bigger annual. The perennials are Fanal… Continue reading Around the Yard