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Thursday, July 30, 2009


It is an axel(?) and a fence post top. I think they make a great couple(-:

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Hi it's me Jack again.
I am feeling under the weather as you can see by my sad face. I have perfected the look for my Mom and Dad so they will feel real sorry for me and give me extra attention. I don't get enough as it is you know!
Anyhow, this morning a nasty meat bee decided it would take a bite out of my right paw. I am holding it up for you all to see in the picture my Dad took.
It was feeling very bad for a few hours after it happened and required constant attention and rubs on the fur! I think I will survive but I am not going to mess with those meat bees again! They are mean and hateful.
Well, I wanted to let my fans know the hardships a Rat Terrier has to endure. I must go and lay down now. I think I need another treat and a nice massage.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

I finally remembered what it was after I found the tag for this Hibiscus. It is a 'Luna Pink Swirl' Disco Belle Hibiscus. It is two toned white and pink. Last year I bought a pony pack of hibiscus and we had all that smoke from the fires here all summer. Nothing really bloomed well. I am sure I missed it or it never bloomed before. I am enjoying it this summer!!! I have a Lord Baltimore that is about ready to bloom too. I will post pictures when it does!


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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ahoy Mates, its me, Captain Jack! I would like to share the pictures from todays trip to the lake...

This annoying Osprey sat in a nearby tree and squawked at us! How rude! My Dad caught two fish and the Osprey caught none! Ha!



One of the nice trout my Dad caught. I am not sure why humans make such a fuss over such a slimey critter.

This dragonfly landed on my dads rod. I thought it was worth a picture. My Dad did too!

The pesky ducks swam around and around the boat and taunted me. I could catch them if I wanted to. I just didn't want to!



That concludes the day with me, Captain Jack. Tune in next week for more adventures...

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Staying Cool



Not much happening here. Its been 105 degrees or hotter everyday. Trying to keep things watered and stay cool is about it.
I had a bug for the past week and I am finally feeling back to normal(-:
I hurried out this morning to mow lawns and clean up. Another warm day ahead.
I Hope everyone is having a great week and staying cool as well!

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

We arrived before Sunrise

A Bald Eagle was fishing too.



Jack of course(-:


It was to hot so we headed home around noon and went to see Harry Potter! Last time I looked it was 112 degrees out! The theater was nice and cool and a welcome place to go!

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Bottle Bug

On the Garden Junk Forum we had a (Christmas in July) Summer Junk Gift Exchange. This is what I made for my person.

It was made from an old red flower vase. I drilled holes to attach the wings/antenna/hanger and feet. I glued the large half marbles on for eyes. I also used epoxy glue to hold the wings etc in place. I thought it turned out pretty cute.

Bottle bugs are just something fun to hang in the garden or on your patio etc.


You might remember a few weeks back I made the bug out of old used metal items.
This is the same idea just using a bottle instead.

The wings were from a Home Interiors wall hanging that I got at the Salvation Army. It was fun to make and I am happy to say it flew off to his new home and arrived in one piece!
You may be thinking but this is Friday...where are the bloomin' flowers?
Well its been terribly hot this week and things are just not doing so well. So no pictures this week. Hopefully next week there will be something to photograph! Do stop by and check out Tootsies blog for fabulous blooms on this Fertilizer Friday!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009






















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Friday, July 10, 2009


Happy Fertilizer Friday!
Its time to fertilize with your favorite plant food. For all you thrifty garderners out there, this is like MiracleGro at half the price. From KMart.(-:

And, Yes, it is made in America! I love a bargin and this stuff really works the same as the more expensive brand name. But don't take my word for it, check out my blooms today...(-: And, NO this is not a paid advertisement, but if they want to send me some free fertilizer I would be happy to use it(-:























Be sure to stop by Tootsies and check out all the wonderful flowers today!!!!

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