Friday, June 14, 2013

Frog Flirting and Other Randomness

This morning I went out super early to work in my yard.

It was 98 degrees yesterday so early is necessary.

I took my coffee and my gloves and got busy pulling grass.

I'm waging war on the Bermuda grass that is growing the flower bed.


The frogs are singing all kinds of love songs in the pond back behind our house.

By the sound of it all, there might be 4 million frogs by the time summer is over.

We can also hear doves cooing all the time.

In the evenings there is a pair of owls hooting to each other.

I absolutely love the creatures out there.



Speaking of creatures, as soon as I came in from working I looked out the window

 and there was bunny in the flower bed where I had just been. 

The sun was shining through his ears! He or she was so cute.


The flower beds are filling in very nicely already.

The Drift Roses are my favorites.

There's a precious little girl down the street (have I already told you this?)

who comes down to help me regularly. 

Today we talked about a song called, "Stinky Feet", books, and getting manicures.

I love kids.




Hope y'all have big plans for the weekend.

Did you know today is Flag Day?


24 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

I didn't know it was Flag Day today until I saw the posts on FB .
Frogs... we only hear them at nights. But the coves are all over the place here as well. 2 types. Luv their mournful cooing.
Your flower bed is luvly...
Hugs, Gee

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The flowers are filling in nicely! Your yard looks beautiful!!

Penny@The Comforts of Home & From Harvest To Table said...

Your garden is looking great! I grew up on a lake and fell asleep listening to bull frogs croaking away...

Kelly said...

Your flower bed looks beautiful! Looks like you live in a pretty neighborhood too. I had no idea that today was flag day.

Carol said...

Wow! Your flower bed is really looking great! You definitely have a green thumb!

Smiles,
Carol

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Stacey, your garden looks fabulous! I love all the color in it. How neat to see a bunny too! Frogs totally scare me...I can't even go in the grass after dark during the summer because they might "get me." LOL! I was wondering why I kept seeing flags out, now I know. :)

Nancy said...

Stacey, your flower beds are looking beautiful! I just love the story about the little girl You are not only growing beautiful flower gardens but you're growing sweet memories that she will always remember!!!

Nancy

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful garden! Yes, I've been flying my flag high and proudly...
Blessings,
Cindy

Deserae said...

Your flowers are beautiful!!! I can't believe how quickly your flower bed is filling in too! Have a great weekend :o)
~Des

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your flowers beds are gorgeous! I love all the touches of red.

Sonia said...

Wow..your flower bed looks amazing! Love your patio plants too! I have two little drift roses I got on clearance last fall and this is the first time I've tried them...so far they are doing well. You know I'm terrified of frogs, so glad you aren't!

Miss Bloomers

Diane said...

Lovely post, love your garden.

We are hearing about your heat wave way up here in the Great White North, I was talking with someone on the phone in Texas yesterday and he mentioned temperatures of 102...yikes, way too hot! Stay cool my friend

Elizabeth Pollock said...

Well, from the sound of the frogs it seems that you have a very healthy garden!!! I love all your photos, I do wish my garden would realize it is almost summer and start filling in! This season has been very strange - everything is so far behind from where it should already be!!! *sigh*
Eeek, 98F !!! That is toasty!!! It is the second gorgeous day in a row here in New Hampshire, no humidity (very unusual) and a breeze and not a cloud in the sky... just gorgeous. I am certainly going to enjoy it while it lasts! :D
Hugs and have a wonderful weekend,
Beth P

Angela Ryder said...

Your flower beds are filling in beautifully! Try to stay cool! This weather lately has been "ugly"! LOL!!~~Angela

Happy@Home said...

Your bed is filling in so nicely and looks really pretty. Your little neighbor girl sounds delightful.

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Lisa said...

Stacey,
You are a Master Gardner! Your yard looks spectacular! It's hard to believe you've made all this happen in a year! ;) I guess that's what a green thumb will do for you!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Stacey your yard is GORGEOUS!!! Wish I could come and borrow some frogs, we haven't had any of our toads in years. Don't let the bunzers nibble too much :)
xo,Andrea

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Everything is looking beautiful - it's really starting to fill in!

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! Everything looks so pretty and I just love to hear the little frogs when they're singing. Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Looks like you're having great success with ridding the garden of Bermuda grass! Early morning is such a peaceful time even when it's not so hot. I love the thought of your little bunny just waiting for you to clear out!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

It's amazing how noisy nature can be. I must admit I just love to hear the sound of a frog... so funny! Your garden is very pretty and healthy!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, your garden is so pretty, Stacey. Are you having to water a whole lot?

Poppy said...

Hi Stacey,

Your garden is looking very pretty! Smart of you to be out there so early. You know what they say, 'The early bird gets the worm!' Your 'worms' are gorgeous!

Poppy