Wednesday, August 09, 2006

105.2 degrees in the shade

The Summer of '06 will be remembered. I watered and checked all the bird and critter watering spots. The zinnias are doing fine. Hope the mums make it through the heat.
Spent sunflowers are drying. I would like to use the petals.


Even in the house the sunflowers will turn towards the light.

I added a clear glass candle insert to my sunflower candle holder. I am saving the dropped pollen. It looks pretty on the dried sunflowers in my potpouri.

Two mornings ago I saw scat in the backyard. I was concerned. Last night my husband and I went for a twilight bicycle ride. We rode two blocks to Cave Springs, a nature center on the Sante Fe Trail. When we came into the drive we saw a Bobcat in the clearing. He turned and went back into the woods.
My, he was beautiful.

4 comments:

housefrau said...

Bobcats in Cave Springs?!

Wowzers.

Q said...

Hi Housefrau,

Knowing Bobcat was in the backyard is also a marvel. Could be we will not need to trap the Ground Hog after all. I have checked on bunnies. They are fine. Was not able to get a mouse count.
Deer tracts were in the vegetable garden.
With all the critters it is a wonder there is food for the humans.
Happy packing to you!
New house for you to Frau!
How very exciting.
Looking forward to your adventures.
~Q~

Sprite said...

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Dearest Q~

Did you think to call the Department of Conservation to report the sighting? It might be helpful for them to know where they are migrating. I know that their diet is primarily rabbit, but will go for other small mammals.

Also they may have some ideas on how to deter them from your yard.

*Sprite

Q said...

Hi Sprite,
Excellent idea! Thank you. I will call tomorrow.
Daughter is concerned. She knows Bobcat would not hurt me yet still a wee bit close for her comfort I think.
Thanks for the suggestion.
~Q~