Saturday, September 16, 2006

Things Found in My Yard Today

I was looking around for some pictures to take and this is some of what I came up with.
I was looking for some color and found some. The lamb's wool is one of those that the seeds get blown about and before you know it you will have lots of it. I love to feel of the leaves though. They certainly do feel like lamb's wool, so silky soft and smooth.

The cosmos are doing well.

Then of course I found Chunky Monkey (Little Bit, but I usually call him Chunky Monkey), up in the Bradford pear tree trying to ambush any birds caught off guard. I got him down. Where he's at there is a feeder in front of him and one behind him. He blends in very well with the tree too. Usually he's not too bad to bother the birds anymore like he was at first, but still sometimes he can't resist the urge to get up there and try. He is one of the cats I brought from the farm where I feed the strays every day. He was still a kitten then. He is a real sweetie too. I'm so glad I brought him home, even if he does try to ambush the birds occasionally!

While I was out there under the oak tree one of these came flying down and barely missed my head. I think it would have been a big ouch if it had hit my head, even if my head is hard! Then you all could have called me Acorn Head. Well could but I know you all are far too nice to do that! They are a nice size this year. Looking at the picture I think they'd be cute if they had little faces painted on them......hmmm....maybe I'll try that and see what I come up with.


Blogger Sue said...

Chunky Monkey does blend in very well! I love his beautiful green eyes!

4:44 PM  
Blogger Mountain Mama said...

Those acorns would be cute with little Chinaman faces on them. The top of the acorn looks like the hats we see them wear in pictures.

9:24 PM  
Blogger Miki said...

What a great pic of the kitty...We had one like him when I was a child, "tibby" she was great, and lived to be about 20. I am not a real cat person, though, I must admit. I don't like litter boxes, and I certainly don't like the smell associated with them! So, I admire other's pets, and won't get a kitty of our own. I do have doggies though!

3:37 AM  
Blogger Motherkitty said...

Loved your walk through your garden. I have kitties that like to lie in wait for some tasty birdie morsel. We had to stop filling our bird feeder by the kitchen window because our kitties thought this was their feeding station.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Raggedy said...

Hiya nearly acorn head..hahaha
Chunky really does blend in well with that tree.
Loved all the pictures.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Cool Raggedy one

11:12 AM  
Blogger Britmum said...

We have lambs tongue in England. I remember how soft it was. You can't stroke anything in Desert. Scragend tried once and ended up with a hand full of little spines. Ouch!!!

Chunky Monkey is such an English phrase too especially up in the Northern part of in England. Your cat reminds me of the cat we had in England. He is so lovely and looks so smug in the tree.

Take care and I can't wait to see the little acorn people. xx

11:35 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

chunky monkey has some good camo!
those nuts would be cute with faces then put on a placque that says "Welcome to the Nut House"...then ship it down to my MIL in Western Ky...hehe!!

2:55 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

Hi Acorn Head...hey I never said I was nice!! LOL Just teasing you, couldn't resist that! hehe You still have some lovely flowers Lamb's Wool the same thing as Lamb's Ears? I tried growing that one year but it never grew:-( What a beautiful picture of Chunky Monkey (what a name! lol) and what a little rascal to hide there to go after the birds! lol He's only doing what comes naturally though:-) As for the acorns, yup painting faces on them then putting them on display in a little dish or something would look cute!! Hugs!

4:26 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks for your visit, my dear Rachel, and for the info...I didn't realize he was a katydid...He was still out there on the plant today, only on a different leaf and better light---took some more pictures!

Love your photo's of the plants...They are just BEAUTIFUL! And So is Chunky Monkey aka Lil Bit! I'm glad you have him too....What a sweet face he has!

4:47 PM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Those plants and flowers look lovely. We used to have a plant with that kind of texture, I just can't remember the name. I use to say it felt like velvet when you touch it. Nice name for a cat. It really fits him if he really loves climbing trees.
Thanks for passing by.

7:16 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Nice pictures. The acorns around here are pretty good size, too. My friend calls them deer food. I like to kick them down the driveway. They seem like they have personalities as they skitter along. Nature. A nice place.

BTW: I saw two blue herons yesterday. Awesome birds. One of them flew around a little bit.

8:08 PM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I love your little Chunky Monkey...that's really a cute name for a cat...and he's cute too, even though he tries to ambush those birds.
Smart cat getting between those 2 feeders...He seems to know what he's doing.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Rachel -- as far as I'm concerned, there are a lot more birds than cats, so Chunky Monkey can have his fill!

I'll bet he is a little on the 'wild side.'

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Those are beautiful picture Rachel! I'm wondering if those acorns were part of a squirrel attack - a Chip and Dale thing? ;0)

3:27 AM  
Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

See you next weekend when we get back Acorn Head.

4:56 AM  
Blogger David said...

WEll done picture wish. Those cats and bird catching.........

6:28 AM  
Blogger Doug Bagley said...

Great pics. You have a nice looking garden

4:05 PM  
Anonymous cassie-b said...

What a nice excoursion into your garden. And you found some pretty pictures waiting to be taken.

Have a nice rest of the day.

7:15 AM  
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

hey we are all a little nutty... aren't we.

1:58 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks so much Rachel for your very dear comment. Some people think I am NUTS to paint in this very tedious manner....It always has pleased me....OR, they think I did it on the computer!!! No. Every little square is painted by me! So glad you like them...and particularly that first one...They are time consuming but soooo satisfying....Maybe they are right...I am NUTS! (lol)

2:26 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

You captured a good shot of Chunky Monkey in that tree. He just doesn't want to let those birds eat in peace!
I bet you can come up with a fun little project by painting faces on those acorns.
Acorn Head is a cute nickname, I think.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Jerry said...

Send that cat up north. I need a good mouser. Or one that's willing to learn.

9:40 PM  

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