Monday, May 31, 2010

Painting the Roses Red!

Woo hoo! My rose is finally blooming. I'm not a total black thumb.

I love the way it is red and white striped, but I wish the blooms lasted longer than 2 or 3 days.

(Sorry, I can't remember the name of this rose. The tag is looooong gone.)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Surprise! Don't eat me...

The other day I went outside to water the outdoor plants. We keep the watering can on the back porch full of water so we don't have to mess with the hose every time we want to water something. I tipped the can over to water our Angel Wing plant and barely a trickle came flowing out. I knew it was full, so I took a peek down the spout to see what was clogging it.


"Please don't eat me..."

So, of course I exclaim to Steve, "OMG, it's a bird!". Steve's reaction was "Oh...ew!", assuming it was dead, but it was alive! It must have just fallen into the can right before I went to water the plants and couldn't get out. The bird and I sat there for a bit and tried to figure out how to get him out. Well, Steve and I did the thinking, the bird just blinked at me.

I very carefully dumped out the water and tapped the can on the concrete to get the little guy to slide back down the spout.


And here he is trying to get away from us as fast as possible. I'm thinking he fell in there looking for water, so I'm going to try to leave out a little dish for the birdies and try to keep the watering can empty from now on.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I...I don't even know anymore.
I really need to find a job.