Wild Bird Wednesday – Mockingbird – Feeding the wee ones


There’s a couple of mockingbirds that are nesting in the edge of the woods. We watch them hunt and fly back to the woods to feed their wee ones. I was fortunate to get a photo of this one with it’s prey in it’s mouth as it rested in top of one of my Rose of Sharon bushes.
A pretty good photo to start the month with for a wild-bird Wednesday!

Wishing you all a pleasant June!

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Next Round Sunburst Granny Squares – Marigolds – chamomile tea for seedlings

I finally got the white rounds on my sunburst granny squares. Now I’m working on the next round. Only two more rounds to go then I can join them and start on another project. It’s taking me a lot longer on this one than the others. To be honest, my interest is lacking at the moment. But with time, I’ll get them finished.
With the exception of a few inside/window plants, I had no intention of gardening nor growing anything but pre-started annual flowers this year. That changed when we went to look for annuals to plants in our flower beds. We got some pretty flowers of several colors.
However, we mainly wanted Marigolds because they grow and bloom until first frost.
There wasn’t a marigold to be found in 3 counties.
Marigolds are the most inexpensive and easy to grow annual flowers and no store nor nursery had a one of them. The only thing I can figure, is ever other gardener wanted marigolds and they sold out swiftly… everywhere :/
So I bought some marigold seeds and started some seeds.
The seedlings are looking quite healthy. I’ve begun watering them with chamomile tea water. Many years ago, my brother told me about using weak chamomile tea water to help stop the plants from getting a disease called dampening-off, when I transplant them outside.
I planted a test-marigold outside a few days ago. It’s been through sun and storms and looks pretty good. The chamomile tea seems to have worked wonderfully. I plan on planting the other marigolds outside this weekend if the weather allows.

I reckon this is all for me at the moment. I just wanted to drop by and share a few thoughts.

Wishing you all a pleasant rest of the week.

 

 


 

Update 1 Temperature Blanket – color changes

I decided to wait to give an update on my blanket so my posts about it won’t seem too repetitive.
It’s hard to believe that we’re in to the 13th week of 2022 already.
The temperatures have been up & down. The changing colors are a good look for my temperature blanket.
I went through my yarn stash and discovered that I needed to rethink some of my colors. I’m trying not to have to buy anymore yarn than necessary, so I changed/switched some colors.
The Degrees are Fahrenheit.
The yarn is Red Heart 4 ply
0° & under, white
10°& teens, Orchid
20° Amethyst (more purple than in the photo)
30° Light Blue
40° Blue
50° Green
60° Lemon
70° Saffron
80° carrot
90° Red
100° & above, Burgundy
I struggled at first with what stitch to join the rows with. I played around with a few and didn’t care for any of them.
So, I made up my own single crochet stitch and I think of it like and Ivy or Vine clinging to both pieces holding them together.
I decided to do the join stitch in Caron yarn color ‘Lace’.

I wish you all a warm and sunny week of smiles.
Happy Crafting!

 


 

Sunny Spring Saturday

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My daffodils were so pretty this year. They began blooming last of February and then burst into a glorious display early March. I had began to think they were safe from snow
and then…
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March 12, 2022 we got a heavy, but pretty snowfall.
It caused my daffodils to freeze-to-death.
That made me sad.
However, at least we’re done with that ‘snow-laying-on-daffodils-once’.
Now Spring can continue to bud and bloom…
(until our last frost in a month or so, which hopefully won’t freeze so hard that it bites all the beautiful green things to death.)
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Speaking of Spring, my day-lilies have awoken and are growing. Shelibean posed in front of them for me.
Bless my wee-boy’s-heart, he’s starting to show his age, thankfully he’s still a puppy at heart and a loving, happy little soul.

Happy Spring to you all!


2022 1st Snow – Crochet Temperature Blanket

The 1st day of 2022, the high was 77° rainy and stormy.
The 2nd day of 2022, the high was 57° rainy and stormy.
A cold front moved through during the night. The temperatures dropped to the teens and Mother Nature blessed us with a majestic snowfall. I love waking up to such beauty when we don’t have to leave the house.
The 3rd day of 2022, the high was 30° cold, windy, snow melted off the roads, but it’s still pretty.

With the wide spread of temperatures, I was inspired to start a 2022 temperature blanket. I’ve adjusted my 2019 pattern to make the blanket a bigger size. I’m using my same color key for the temperatures.
At this moment I plan to make only a high temperature blanket (but I could change my mind and make a low one too, or not, we’ll see… probably not… )

The Degrees are Fahrenheit.
The yarn is Red Heart 4 ply
0° & under, white
10°& teens, Amethyst (it’s more purple than in the photo)
20° Orchid
30° Blue
40° Light Blue
50° Spring Green
60° Lemon
70° Saffron
80° Pumpkin
90° Cherry Red
100° & above, Burgundy

Wishing you all a year of good times and happy crafting!