Saturday, 15 February 2014

Welcome home from my furry friends and one feathered one.

 Back home again, Oh so you are back I guess I will get off you computer chair and sleep on this one.
 Oh hi I would get up but I'm just so tired.
 Oh hi mum I missed you well not quite more like I will get fed more often now, not that the beer fairy doesn't feed me but you get up earlier in the morning so feeding now starts early.
 But Drumstick gives me a few chicken kisses, we think she is after salt she comes and pecks your legs if you wear shorts and it's a hot day.


 This is such a wonderful colour, it's the first time it has flowered, its still only a small tree I got a piece last summer from the tree across the road, they took out the tree not sure why but it might have been sick but the lady who was living there gave me a piece before she moved away and it's done well over here.
I got a few cuttings from my sons place of a white one but so far none have worked so they are bit harder to grow from cuttings than I believed.

 Drop anything on the floor and the Drumstick cleans up, the beer fairy said while i was away he didn't have to sweep the kitchen the chicken did it all well that was his excuse.
 This is the new spot for laying eggs, Drumstick has moved out of her old area and the dummy egg is gone [It's a old egg to mark her place ] so we are wondering where it's gone a crow,  rat or snake something has carried it off and she has moved out of there so something has upset her.
 I cut the bougenvilla [bogie for short and because I  can't spell it 's name] back the other day and she claimed this area.
 More flowers opened today.
 Kidney are you going to sweep up the leaves.
 My fir trees produced seeds this is a first.
 The westeria is growing over my structure.
 It won't take long to cover it


 This is Drumstick old area.
 And check out the potatoes.


37 comments:

  1. Hello Merle, I am sure Drumstick and Kidney gave you a big welcome home. The wisteria will be beautiful, one of my favorites along with the bougainvillea. Welsome home, have a happy weekend!

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    1. The wisteria is beautiful but it just takes over so it's in a large pot so I hope it doesn't escape.
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  2. Beautiful photos. Your flowers and greenery just go on all year. I would like to be your neighbor. You'll have to put a little apron on Drumstick for when she's in the floor sweeping mode.
    Welcome to your home and have a peaceful weekend.

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    1. That made me laugh Drumstick in a apron.
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  3. I love the flower that we can't spell! It looks so exotic.
    Jane x

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    1. In all honesty I have trouble with all flowers names, why are they all called exotic names.
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  4. So comfortable having you home again, and the cats think so, too.

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    1. It's funny I think they do miss you but they don't like to admit it.
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  5. I love your garden - and congratulations on the flowering of the frangipani. Gorgeous colour.
    I suspect the cats are lying catto about their feelings. When my partner was in Egypt he could never get the hang of the time differences. He would ring around 3am. One of the cats, on the bed with me, would hear his voice and spend the rest of the night looking for him, and calling for him. Which really upset us both.
    When he got home the cat looked up and said 'oh, were you away?'. Little liar.

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    1. Cats are strange creatures.
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  6. The Frangipani looks beautiful and I am sure not just Drumstick and the cats missed you!

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    1. Are you talking about the beer fairy, he always misses me but doesn't like to admit it.
      Do you think they got together and decided not to make a fuss when i returned.
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  7. Hari OM
    The frangipani is looking fabulous - as is the whole garden... did Drumstick lose a little weight though? It is lovely walking round your garden with you!! YAM xx

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    1. I think Drummy put on weight, the beer fairy made a lot of fresh juice and she always gets the pulp.
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  8. What lush gardens you have there. That frangipani is beautiful!!!!! I'll bet you are happy to be home. xo Diana

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    1. Always good to be home.
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  9. It's been far too long since I last visited your blog! Drumstick is too cute:) Are you actually growing potatoes? That would be amazing!

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  10. These were potatoes that started to shoot so I threw them in a large pot and forgot about them but they are doing well, often you get a lot of top growth and no potatoes we will see how they go.
    Merle..........

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  11. There's no place like home, Merle. I bet you're glad to be home now, with your pets all greeting you. Your flowers are pretty, and I like the color. The flowers aren't blooming yet here. Hello Drumstick!

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  12. Glad to see Drumstick earning her keep in the kitchen ;)

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    1. She pays rent in more ways than one.
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  13. ...Hi Merle.... looks like the Beer Fairy did an OK job looking after the 'family' while you were away.....the Frangies are lovely..... beautiful colour...
    have a great day...
    Hugs
    barb xxx

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    1. They are a lovely colour, I'm so pleased with them.
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  14. I love that you have a chicken carpet sweeper, now that's smart.

    Jen

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    1. The beer fairy liked the idea.
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  15. I'm rather jealous of your frangipani, It's pink! and growing! I've never had one get to flowering stage, the closest I got was buds which then dropped off and I gave away the pot when I moved, along with all the other trees in pots.
    I'd say a snake probably caused drumstick to move, but if it ate the fake egg then it's going to be in trouble, that won't digest like a real egg would.

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    1. I think they are harder to strike than most people think but worth the effort
      The egg was a real one, it was the last store egg I had I wrote dummy on it so I could tell the difference.
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  16. Well you certainly got a nice welcome home Merle. Love the colour of the frangipani,so tropical. wouldn't like the thought of a snake in the garden.

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  17. It' a bit of a worry.
    Merle.........

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  18. Hello kindred..what a beautiful and enchanting post..full of gorgeous creatures and blooms..lovely to visit your magical world!

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    1. Nice to have you visit.
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  19. Look at those potatoes! And my goodness is that cutting from your neighbors tree so pretty! What a bloom on that one! Your kitchen cupboards by the way are fantastic...love that color! Lovely garden and such happy furry friends!!! Nicole xoxo

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  20. I had potatoes grow like that before but not produced much in the way of potatoes.
    I was keen on the kitchen colour too, you just get sick of white sometimes all the walls and tiles are white.
    Merle..........

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  21. I enjoyed seeing your fury and feathered friend! No use in your home for a Swiffer Sweeper ... lol.

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