Monday, July 14, 2014

The untamed garden...

Our poor little backyard garden...

 ... has been sorely neglected.

There as been no weeding, grass planting, gravel path making, or any of the projects we had planned for this year.

Thankfully none of the backyard critters or birds seem to mind.

They continue to visit us regularly, which is always such a delight! The birds and squirrels are constantly knocking my faux birdhouse off its pole. A simple project requiring some nails and glue, yet there never seems to be time.

The only thing being tended to in the garden this year is watering and changing the hummer's sugar water on a regular basis.

And, of course, filling the bird baths...

... and tossing peanuts. Mr. Blue Jay has made the tall birdhouse at the center of the garden his lookout tower when I toss peanuts into the yard.

Of course there are those who also prefer a lookout tower closer to the ground...

... as evidenced by this little guy...

... and this one.

I've been super busy with both transcribing and some other issues (sick car, sick hubby, and sick me) this past month, but there is light at the end of the tunnel so hopefully I'll be able to visit many of you in the near future!

And I'll definitely be sharing some photos of my Sammy's and Chip's in a future post.

This week I'm joining Brenda at Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday and
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday. 

Till next time, have a wonderful week!

Donna

16 comments:

J said...

So sweet! Looking for the blue jay in the third photo was a challenge - like a page out of Where's Waldo! - but I spotted him on the far left!
I just hope you feel well enough to do the things you enjoy best for the rest of the summer!

Kc W said...

Hi Donna! I've missed you and your backyard with all the bluejays and squirrels. Hope you are feeling LOTS better now. Car, too! Yuk!

June said...

I love an untamed garden Donna and yours is full of charm everywhere!

Peggy Sue said...

Sometimes I love the wildness of a garden...they can become to manicured..personaly speaking your garden looks heavenly!!!

Maureen Wyatt said...

I know this is not what you envisioned for your garden but it is nice to see the yard in a natural state with all the wildlife enjoying it. Maybe we should all rethink how much change we want to make to nature's already perfect style!

...Madame May... said...

Neglected or not your garden is still a delight for the birds that call it home
...:)...
blessings

Rebecca said...

Kind of like OUR yard & flower beds :) In fact, the quote on my current post about "negligence" brought me great comfort.

It's been a season of surgery for hubby and me. We've just not had the oomph (nor lifting of restrictions) to get out there and DO it!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It looks beautiful whether you weeded or not! :) Sorry about the sickness / never fun.

I was hoping that all was well since you hadn't posted in awhile. When you visit around there was a tea party here that squirrels attended and they cracked me up...here's a smile for you :)

http://www.frugallittlebungalow.com/tea-party-grand-girls-squirrels/

Claudia said...

Hope the sick car, husband and you are all better, my friend. Even untamed, your garden looks lovely and welcoming and full of birds and critters and beautiful flowers.

xo
Claudia

Susan Freeman said...

Take care of yourself. Your garden will be waiting and when you are ready it will once again be in all it's glory.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Merlesworld said...

There is something nice about a wild garden the birds like it too.
Merle...............

Susan said...

So sorry you, hubs and the car have experienced sickness, Donna. When it rains it pour ,that's for sure.

Take care and get better soon! The backyard still looks nice and the birdies love it. Susan

iris said...

hello
quel bel oiseau
si bleu
et un jardin super bien fleuri
tendresse
edith (iris) France

Melanie said...

I think your yard and gardens still look lovely. So sorry to hear that you and your hubby have been sick and that you've had car issues. All yucky stuff!

Chatelaine said...

Looking forward to all the pics of your backyard critters.

Sorry to hear you have all been sick. Hope everyone is recovering well.

Greg_1948 said...

It has been a long time since I dropped by. I do like the look of the untamed garden. It is like a small portion of the countryside in the city. It must be very pleasant to side outside there.

Greetings from Greg and his cats