Friday, June 5, 2009

I Came Home To...

I had a good time during my recent house sitting stint for a friend in Prescott, Arizona. It was about 20 degrees cooler there and I was very relaxed, listening to the music of the birds. It didn't rain but there were many afternoon clouds that swiftly passed by. Lots of wildflowers to cheer me along with Shelby the dog, who stayed by my side keeping me company. We had to check each night for Javelina before I could let her out--the back yard was full of them!!

I had lots of pictures before hubby accidentally deleted all of my photos during his attempt to snap a picture of a strange lizard. Drats! There were lots of bunnies, quails, and other birds, all feasting together on the fallen seeds from the bird feeder. I can't wait for another get-away!





I came home to find a
second squirrel and a little cottontail bunny living in Turr Tull's home. In the 18 years that I have lived here, I have never had either type of mammal in my back yard before. A new occupant in Turr Tull's home is troubling...he still hasn't appeared at all. He's been late before, but came out at least once before his regular summer feedings.



I also found...


Strange skies...Could it be a sign of something???



Wind blowing my plants askew--again...


Sail boats on the lake enjoying the wind...




And having to tie up my wind chimes
once again because of the wind!
Ahaaa, it's good to be home!











8 comments:

Julie said...

Oh God, where has Tur Tull gone??? I am starting to get scared something has happened to him!!! Cute bunny and squirrel tho!!! Too bad all your pics were lost...it has happened to me before also!!! Luckily not too often, eh???

Claude said...

While the bunny and the squirrel are cute, they can cause a bit of damage in the garden... and I'd rather have a Tur Tull. Keeping my fingers crossed!

ceekay said...

Welcome home! I just got done babysitting a dog named Shelby. Our yard is a mess from all the wind. Have a good weekend...it is supposed to be nice!

Aiyana said...

Any sign of Tur Tull? Maybe life without companionship was just too much for him and he took off. I remember you said he was desperate last year, pacing and digging. I know what that X stands for, but I'm not saying!
Aiyana

Pudgeduck said...

Julie- Claude-Aiyana- Here is the plan: July 1st (maybe) I will block the turtle hole and hopefully all the animals will leave. If Turr Tull is not out by then I"ll know- "he has left the building."

Claude said...

To answer your question on my blog... the yearly rainfall here varies largely from 20 ot 50 inches. The Pavonia has survived a summer with absolutely no rain for just over 3 months, and with water restrictions that summer, it wasn't getting much water at all... If you want to try one, let me know this fall and I'll send you a seedling. I wouldn't want to try it in the heat of your summer! And it might want light shade there...

Hawk woman said...

Wow, sounds like you had a good time watching that dog named Shelby. LOL. WIsh you still had the pics. Darn that lizard.

Anonymous said...

I like the pic of the sunflower -- It appears to be sneaking a glance over the wall, perhaps planning an escape? :)
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