Friday, August 17, 2012

Cooper's Hawk

Cooper's Hawk helps to keep the balance.

I am always awed by him.

The drought continues on the Tallgrass Prairie.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Shooting Star Party

The Pokeberries are drying up.
I shall put raisins out for Catbird.
He seemed disappointed when he couldn't find
 any plump Pokeberries.

I am keeping the bird baths and seed trays full.
I am watching all the berries dry up.
It may be a tough winter for the birds.

I send my prayers today 
to Nagasaki.

I pray I can live
a non-violent life.

We are making weekend plans!

The Perseid Meteor Shower will be at optimum viewing
Saturday night, weather permitting.

We have plans to go to a dark sky site for the event.
I will pack a picnic supper.

The drought continues. We did have a brief shower
at sunset last night. Only one tenth of an inch of rain.
The double rainbow was pretty with lighting flashes as exclamation points.

I continue to water every morning.
I have a ritual now.
I accept the drought. It is what is.
I am grateful I can keep the zinnias alive and the fennel.
The Black Swallowtail laid eggs today.

The butterflies are depending on gardeners to keep host
and nectar plant alive. A call has gone out to help the Monarchs.
Migration begins the first of September. There is concern once the Monarchs come into the Great Plains there will be no food for them. Their host plants too are burning up. I am watering the milkweed and the butterfly bushes.

It is the best I know to do.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A wee bit of rain

I awoke this morning to the sound of thunder.

The deck was wet.

A fine mist was falling.

I took my coffee outside.
I wanted to spend time with the birds.

I wanted to be outside in the mist.
We only received .2".
I treasure every drop!