Here is one of our MANY frogs that the kids catch and play with, they release into my garden. Sometimes, it is unnerving to go into the garden. I'm afraid of stepping on all these frogs. Some of them are positively HUGE. Others are just normal sized or itty bitty. In any case, they are eating the bugs in the garden, which I hate even more! I even tolerate nasty 'daddy long legs' spiders. Shudder. And of course, to pick beans, I have to walk through the bean patch barefoot since I over planted and it's the only way I can reach them without damaging the plants. UGH!
Here is my first sunflower to open. Isn't it pretty? The kids and I just love these sunflowers. Next year, we are planting the giant variety around our back patio. Who know, it may create a bit of privacy from the farmer's shed and employees! Besides, I think that a bright sunny yellow just brightens up the whole yard and our dispositions! Even Dr. O thinks we should plant a sunflower forest! We'll see! I have to find a place for it in full sun.
And here is an updated view of the rock garden. It is really starting to fill in and spread out. Gotta LOVE IT. Hopefully, I can keep it over the winter and not lose all the plants. Otherwise, I'm planting something else next year. Snow in the Summer might look really good there!
Another view of the front of our house with flowers. I am so pleased that they are doing well. It must be all the humidity here. Plants love it, I hate it! Oh, well, at least ONE of us is happy!
These birdfeeders were sent to the kids from their grandparents. They just could hardly wait to put them together. MG's has the painted roof so they could tell them apart. I'm so glad they love birds and nature. They just get so excited!