Backyard Serenity

Nothing in this photo reveals the chaos and my hectic dashing about as I tried to avoid the impact sprinklers and catch the iris just as the shower passed.

Iris drops


Robins are growing...

From those little blue eggs --


Baby Robins

hungry baby robin

Nesting robins

Robins have feathers


The Water Bed

I confess to raucous laughter on this one.


More Backyard Birds

And I am still trying to determine what they are.

So far we have it narrowed down to Gambel's Quail or California Quail
but they don't quite fit either description -- and they are in the wrong place.


Not very big, (robin or dove size) and they fly into the pines when they get scared.
The rest of the time they run across the ground like a roadrunner.



Mothers Day

With a phone call from Trevor, Facebook message from Tammy and Chad and Webcam chat with Dallas -- it took me awhile to figure out the source of the flowers.

Mothers Day Bouquet

Thanks Deej :)


Besides the Mallards that have a nest (haven't found it yet) in the area we have a pair of Robins nesting in the tree at the corner. The pictures are spread out over the past week -- the first was on May 14th. The last was on May 18th


hungry baby robin


Rhubarb Recipe

Rhubarb Recipe: "The rhubarb plant has a long stock with large triangular leaves. When the rhubarb plant fowers the flowers are small, green to rose red. Rhubarb comes in a number of varieties and are often grown for their stems. These are used in pies, cobblers, cake, crisps and muffins. It can be used in almost any food item where a tart taste is welcomed."


May Day

Grand Junction, CO
Today: Snow showers in the morning...Then snow showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Much colder. Snow accumulation 4 to 7 inches. Highs 25 to 35. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight: Cloudy. Snow showers in the evening...Then a chance of snow showers after midnight. Snow accumulation 1 to 3 inches. Lows 10 to 20.
Friday: Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs 35 to 45. North winds 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.