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Monday, July 15, 2019

Little to say, fewer pictures


I put stones in the birdbath. Still no takers. Perhaps I need a sign.


This small flower with heart shaped leaves is growing in one of the mandevilla pots. Small is an understatement; this is larger than life. I have no idea what it is. That's a mandevilla leaf in the upper right corner. I could not see the little plants leaves were trefoils until I looked at the picture on my computer screen.


This year I have a Gerbera daisy, a red one. It was in the orphan section, on sale for three dollars. The only one I found with buds is red, and that's fine with me.


I planned to leave for a vacation this Saturday, and was deep in negotiation with the insurance company to release one drug for refill two days early. I'll never know how that would have turned out, for the vacation was a proposed road trip with Ann, and she had to cancel it today. I'll leave Monday for a regular visit to Wisconsin.

The road trip probably is only postponed, so that is all I'll say about that. I told Ann I have returned to my status of forty years ago, and am a decent cook. I will bring my cookbook and she can find dinner on the table every night. No cold cereal while I'm there! 

31 comments:

  1. I believe that is an oxalis. That was a two-for-one plant!
    The birds might find the birdbath a little unprotected for their tastes. Too much in the open, perhaps? Maybe a little frog will take up residence.
    I am sorry that your trip plan got canceled. Bummer.

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  2. hari OM
    Yes, oxalis - good old shamrock!!! Lovely. Sorry the trip was postponed, but am sure it will be fun when it happens - and glad to hear the cooking is going well. This is all we need from you - just to know you are finding your new groove. YAM xx

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  3. Have a wonderful time in Wisconsin. Too bad about your other trip but better later than not at all.

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  4. Yellow wood sorrel - Oxalis stricta. It's quite tasty to add to salads or eat as a snack. May your vacation be all you hoped it would be! And may the birds find your birdbath.

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  5. I am sorry that your trip with Ann has been delayed, but glad you are getting away. I hope both trips are wonderful.
    I suspect Ms Moon has a point, and their luxury bath is a little too exposed. I hope the birds prove me/us wrong.

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  6. The yellow looks like one of the oxalis family to me. The gerbera is the same colour as the one my daughter had. It has died back for the winter and may or may not show itself again next summer. Have a lovely holiday.
    I wonder if the bird bath is too closed in with the fence being so close, birds might worry they can't get away fast enough should a cat appear. Having it closer to a bush they could hide in might be better.

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  7. Well, a visit to Wisconsin should hold you till the road trip with Ann. Other than funerals, I haven’t gone anywhere and I am feeling sorry for myself. It is what it is though, and I will just have to suck it up. Enjoy your visit and your time away.

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  8. I hope you have a very nice trip away. Do you enjoy the food making process again? I have no theories on your bird bath. -Jenn

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  9. So oxalis is what is growing so happily in my garden. It is lovely. It is a weed I will let take over.

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  10. That little yellow flower looks like it's some kind of clover.

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  11. Come visit here in Phoenix when it cools down. The prospect of having a hot cooked meal nightly without any effort from em sounds like a good one! Enjoy your travels!

    I know when we put up bird feeders in Prescott, it took a few days for the birds to feel comfortable enough to visit them and then we couldn't keep them away. I would imagine the same would be for your bird bath.

    betty

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  12. I also was thinking that maybe the location of the birdbath is the problem. Maybe too enclosed for the birds' comfort? Sorry the road trip did not happen, but glad that you have a visit to Wisconsin coming soon.

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  13. Yes, the location might be a problem for the birdbath...or its just new there.
    Have a good trip when it comes

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  14. Still interested in the birdbath experiment.

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  15. Have a nice vacation, even if it isn't the one you hoped for. It will be nice to get away.

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  16. Your little yellow flower looks like oxilis - wood sorrel. Wisconsin sounds like it will be cooler than here. Please send any cool you encounter south.

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    1. Actually the weather is much the same, except winter is longer, and therefore mentally harder (my opinion). Even though it was part of the original northwest territory, and settled under the same grant and government system, the harsher climate and land made it very different from the lower northwest territory, under the great lakes.

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  17. Could it be that the birds can't discern the edge of the glass bowl? Just wondering.

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  18. others have identified the little yellow flower so I don't need to, the birdbath needs a different location as they like to be able to see all around for predators while they take the chance for a bath. glad your cooking skills have returned. have a nice visit with Ann.

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  19. Hope the birds find your accommodations soon! Hope you have a great vacation, Joanne.

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  20. Having a visitor who was willing to cook a meal would be sheer bliss.

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  21. Planning for trips is difficult enough, sometimes when they are postponed I am grateful, I hope you get to travel the trip fantastic soon. Stay well and on your feet! Stay cool!!

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  22. Hope you have a wonderful vacation!

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  23. Whether the birds could read a sign or not, you still need one. NEED, I say! A cute little handcrafted one :)

    Cooking skills are like bike-riding - you never forget.

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  24. A trip delayed is maybe a chance to take a longer look at what's around...

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  25. You are going to cook. What cookbook are you using?

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  26. I think your bird bath is too low, predators could strike the birds as they swam/drank? Just a thought.

    Your pots are coming along beautifully.

    XO
    WWW

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  27. I would say that the handrail enclosing your birdbath is putting them off. They like a quick route of escape when bathing in water. if you raised the height to above the rail I bet they would use it.

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