Nature Friday Around Our Neighborhood

Hi there! Mommy said if I want my picture taken with the mums (I still think that’s funny, they aren’t anyone’s “mum” that I know of) then I need to tell you about them. So here goes. She got the pot of flowers last year, set it out somewhere in the yard, the weather got cold, she stuck it somewhere else, found it this spring and dropped it pot and all in the hole in front of the house were she had dug out a bush and they’ve grown crazy big. There, I did it without even taking a breath.

She’s wondering if it will bloom again next year and if she should take it out of the pot and plant it in the ground now or in the spring or if she should just store the whole thing in the shed or what to do with it. I wonder if she wonders a bunch of stuff like that about me.

Then we all took a walk, and this is us turning the corner out of our driveway. Notice anything odd about our mailbox?

Daddy’s here, so I can’t tell you who backed our truck into it and then tried to straighten it back up and got it straight enough so it won’t fall over but it is still the leaning tower of mailbox. Mommy tried to push it but decided it must weigh about 87 tons.

A few houses up the road, we stopped to look at a pretty bug. I wonder if it tastes good.

Anyhoo, there were little bees trying to get the pollen out of the flowers there too, and the butterbug kept moving to a different flower when a bee would get too near. Smart bug!

At another neighbor’s, who we call the chicken people because they raise chickens, we got a picture of this tall plant. It has little purple flowers laid flat against the stem with white parts sticking out.

We’ve never seen a plant like this before and don’t know what it is (which isn’t unusual for us. Do you?

After a great walk on a beautiful, warm, sunny day, our schnauzer flag greets us home.

Do you see how it works for both Halloween and Thanksgiving?

If you’ll excuse me now, I have some running and playing to do with Lucy in our front yard before we go inside for an afternoon nap.

Xena Schnauzer Warrior Princess

We are joining Arty, Jakey, Rosy and Sunny of the LLB Gang for Nature Friday, and thank them for hosting it.

28 thoughts on “Nature Friday Around Our Neighborhood

  1. Mee-yow wow THE Mumss are a lovelee Burrgundy color! LadyMew has NO idea how to advise Miss Amy….shee iss not a grate gardener at all…
    Yore mailbox does look a bit like Leenin Tower of Pizza….mmmm pizza….
    Umm where was mee?
    Nope! No clue what mee wanted to say Xena…all mee can think of iss PIZZA!
    ***purrss*** BellaDharma

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      1. Ypu nevurr had Pizza Xena?? Oh THE Hore-roar of it all!!
        There iss yummy meatss like beef an bacon or sauage an cheese…mmmm sumtimess dubbell cheeze…..
        LadyMew onlee letss mee have a teeny peece so as not to uppyset mee tummy…
        An shee makess sure no toe-matoess eether…tHE meat an cheeze are purrfect…..mmmmm…

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  2. Maybe “Blazing Star” ? They look kinda hairy but I can’t tell enough from your pic to tell. Good job on the mums so far. They might do fine with a cover for the winter. It’s easier in Florida though!

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  3. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful fall walk around your neighborhood! We can’t wait to see if your Mum’s Mums(teeheehee) make it until next year!

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    1. Oh, ok, I’ll take your word for it. Have you tried little brown ants? They’re good to gobble up. But the big black ones are icky. XOX Xena (Pee S. I won’t say how I know, either, BOL!)

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  4. Love the flag! And it does work for both seasons are holidays! You sure had an interesting walk and now my curiosity is killing me because you said because Daddy was here you couldn’t say who the mailbox and I can’t decide if Daddy did it and you didn’t want Daddy to know RS Mama did it and you couldn’t say it in front of her could we please know in the next post?

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  5. Pretty nature you showed us today!!

    Petcretary backed up into our fence post once…and while the van got the worst of it, the gate was off kilter and had to be reset…so we wouldn’t get out, BOL!!

    No idea what those pink and white plants were…at first we thought maybe a kind of bleeding heart?? But we don’t think so…

    Your ‘mums’ sure got busy being beautiful!!

    *She* planted two pots in a bare spot in our yard, we shall see what comes of them next year…unless we hooligans trample them when we jump over the little fence she tries to keep us out of things with! Hah!

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