I am so glad this is outdoors....or you would have heard me scream all the way to Albuquerque.
I love the purpose of a toad, but no way am I ever going to touch one. They blend in well , so you never see them till you are upon them. Get busy boy and eat those insects.
Please indulge me...one more photo of our clematis. Only a handful of buds left to bloom now.
The oriole feeder is ready ,orange slices and a little jar of grape jelly. I see the orioles and hear them singing but have yet to see one on the feeder.
This is a tulip bloom from the tulip poplar tree. This is where the oriole feeder is hanging , on the tulip poplar. I haven't been much of any where lately. Did go to Angie's for brunch and a brisk walk, on Sunday. I was so busy painting and cleaning and more painting and cleaning..LOL.. dang I am getting slow. But I put three layers of paint on that bathroom. :)
Teddy bear is home from his fishing trip. He goes every year to Reelfoot lake in Tennessee, with his brothers , and his son, BIL &sons. This year he also took Matt(Liz's hubby). They had a fun time but did not catch as many fish as last year. So yes, I am doing laundry today.... :):)
Hope all of you had a great weekend. The sun is out now and it's to be 80 degrees here. Enjoy XO
Glad that Teddy enjoyed his fishing trip. I sure love your clematis - that is gorgeous! I look forward to seeing your painting. That makes for some sore muscles! lol I'm with you about toads; I don't want to touch one and they blend in so well. We don't have Orioles here; I hope you will catch a photo of one visiting your feeder. Very familiar with those tulip poplar blooms; we had a house where they covered the driveway this time of year.ReplyDelete
I hope you have a nice afternoon, Susie.
Mildred, I painted the bathroom mirror, light bar and vanity..it wasn't truly the painting that made me sore, it was the sanding to get ready to paint. I am getting soft and out of shape. Orioles are orange yellow and black. Have a pretty song. Yes, you are right the tulip poplar can be messy. LOL. Hope you are having good weather to be outdoors to enjoy. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
It's very nice here as well. I was helping my brother in law with some yard work except he ran out of gas after 15 minutes. He'd never survive in the supermarket world.ReplyDelete
Boston Boy, I some times wonder how some people would get along in the world without help. Running out of gas is a no-no here , we keep the gas cans full. LOL. I know you are counting the days. :):) Blessings, so glad you are back to blogging. xoxo, SusieDelete
Oh my goodness, I'd take a toad or a frog (or Frog & Toad together!) any day over a MOUSE. I just absolutely hate them! Anyway, I hope you're having a good Monday. I'm doing laundry today too, and if it were a little cooler, I'd make that batch of chocolate chip cookies I have in the refrigerator. I mixed them all up last night, but now I hate to heat up the house. Blessings on you, Susie.ReplyDelete
Judy, You sound slike me now. The things I would touch as a kid..gross, no way will I touch creepy crawly things. You may have to bake the cookies in the cool of the morning. I am loving the fresh air in the house. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
The Tulip Poplar is TN state tree; wish we had one in this yard. We had one at the other house. Reelfoot Lake is way to the west of us in TN. I've had no problems handling those toads in my childhood, but don't know how I'd do it now.:-) xo NellieReplyDelete
Nellie, The blooms on the poplar are so pretty but they can be messy when falling off the tree. I remember catching a frog when I was ten...but now I do not want to touch those kinds of things. lol. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Yikes! Hey, I never get tired of seeing those clematis blooms. The birdhouse is so sweet, but I wouldn't know what an oriole looks like. Will you take a pic as they eat the orange? That tulip poplar is pretty. The leaves almost look like pine limbs.ReplyDelete
Nonnie, Orioles are orange yellow and black. The have a very pretty song. If I can catch one I will try to get a photo. Once the flowers on the tulip poplar bloom they fall off and are messy. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Mondays are a good day for laundry ...ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
Jan, I have kept the laundry up while ted was gone and he brings a week's worth home. LOL. I go it all done today though. He got the lawn mowed twice actually...that's how badly it was needing mowed. Hope you day was fun, it's so nice out today. We have the windows open too. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I'm not a fan of toads at all, I hate to have to lift one and at all possible avoid them,, I'm glad your men had a good time, you will be glad to have him home,,ReplyDelete
Laurie, I always miss Ted being gone that long. I hurried and did all his laundry, while he mowed and weed whacked. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I haven't seen a toad in the complex but we have a dozen little lizards scurrying here and there. You purple flower is so beautiful.ReplyDelete
My friend Martha is back to NY, so I did laundry and changed the sheets. Baked some cookies and trying something new for dinner. Tuna burgers with pineapple salsa. We'll see.....???
Oh I would love some lizards here. They are good for eating insects also. Hope your tuna burgers turned out ...post the recipe if they do. :) I hurried and got all that laundry done. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Now you've got to work on your attitude about frogs. They are really very nice and harmless. I've never found them to be good at snuggling but fun to have in the yard. Always glad to look at the clematis one more time. Never seen or heard an Oriole. I can't identify with people who like to paint. Just beyond my imagination. Show us your newly decorated bathroom after all your hard work is done.ReplyDelete
LOL, oh Linda, I like the frogs, toads and lizards...just would not want any in the house or have to pick one up. LO. But I bet I would have as a kid. If it stays in the 80's this whole week...I am not painting any walls till it's cooler. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
You can have the frogs. Toads and lizards too. I could never be a herpetologist. ;) Your clematis is lovely. You can post all the pictures you want of it. That birdhouse is so sweet. Glad your husband had a good time fishing.ReplyDelete
Kathy, I like those things in the yard to eat insects...but never want them inside or jumping on me...that's why I hate monkeys...they are too jumpy.Don't trust those things either. LOL Hope you are able to be outside and enjoy your yard. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I spotted an oriole at my house recently - I was so excited!! No photos, sadly...ReplyDelete
Your clematis is breathtakingly beautiful!!!
Thank you. I hope the clematis last all week for us. I'll check to see if it's all bloomed. I love the oriole's sing...so I am hoping putting the food out will help it stay here. Hope your bird stays too.Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Oh, you have orioles! How wonderful. Think we are too far north, for them.ReplyDelete
Oh those toads! Not a bit pretty, but cute, just the same. We have toads/frogs come to our bird/bath/fountain/pond, every year.
They are fine, but when they "sing" in the evening, it can be deafening! Really! Tiny little things, make the most huge croak. Courting maybe, and "maybe just gossiping" with the neighbors. ,-)
I have to close the windows/door sometimes!!! -grin-
Tessa, I have heard tree frogs here, but never seen them. I have only seen toads around . I like how nice they are at eating insects, but not going to handled them. LOL. We some time hear the coyotes in the woods across the road..they go yip, yip, yip.:) Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
What special birds you have!!! You always stay so busy! I am doing some catching up on your posts this afternoon!!ReplyDelete
Hi Linda, So glad you are taking it easy. Hope your mom and LD are keeping you quiet and settled down. LOL. Blessings to all, love you guys and your mom, xoxo, SusieDelete
I think this is the first time that I read that it's 80 degrees there hahaha. It's usually so cold around your neck of the woods, Susie. What a delightful frog picture. I know what you mean, wouldn't want to touch one. There is a lizard in our back yard, and I really wish he would move along; they are creepy to me. I just love the clematis bush, and the color is lovely. I didn't know that the orioles like to eat sweet things, how interesting.ReplyDelete
Have a nice week, Susie.