Saturday, June 29, 2013

More garden photos

Just some random shots of my garden as of June 9, 2013.  I love watching all the birds and butterflies that come to visit it! This is in Palm Desert, CA.

Little sunflowers~Today's Flowers~062813

My seeds are coming up now in my wildflower garden and among them are what I call "wild sunflowers".  I don't really know the name of these.  I see them alongside roads in the eastern Sierra Nevada, as well as down here in the desert near Palm Springs, CA.  I've tried to grow them for years, but I finally bought a wildflower mixture and they were in the mix.  I do believe they need full sun (these get afternoon shade).  But, I'm enjoying these, along with the zinnias, cosmos, and other plants that have sprouted.  I'll post more photos of my garden after this one, so if you wish to see it, please look for the other posts!  Today's Flowers for June 28, 2013.  To visit TF, please go to:

Monday, June 10, 2013


We've had families of geckos in our yards, both front and back, for several years now.  I've seen large ones and tiny ones.  Out back, they are usually by the water faucet.  This guy was out front, near the defunct bird fountain, which hasn't had water in or near it for YEARS.  I was out there yesterday cleaning up all the debris and old leaves when I saw him scamper by!  He went up the side of the garage and stayed there long enough for me to take these photos, then off he went!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Garden update #2 week of June 11, 2013

I took these photos the week of June 11, 2013.  Just documenting in case my neighbors decide to DESTROY my garden, which is behind a 6 foot fence on OUR PROPERTY.

Garden update #1

I took these photos the week of June 3rd (last week).  With the hot weather and with LOTS of water, the wildflowers are starting to open and bloom.  FINALLY!  Now, if my neighbors will just leave them alone.  We have a 6 foot fence, but that may not prevent them from ordering their gardener to spray ROUNDUP on OUR GARDEN!~ (Yes, they've done that before!!!)  I notice that sparrows, finches, and even hummingbirds now visit the garden on a daily basis.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Cosmos in my garden~Shadow Shot Sunday~060213

I'm so excited to have a garden this spring and summer!  I ordered seeds from American Meadows and I now have zinnas, cosmos, and some wildflowers that I can't identify.  I'll be posting more photos this week as they are ALL starting to bloom.  I took this picture yesterday afternoon.  Shadow Shot Sunday for June 2, 2013.  To visit Shadow Shot Sunday2, please go to: