It seems as though every Rose in the yard flowered at the same time. Roses can be fussy, but to be honest, other than pruning and fertilizer, I don't do a lot for mine. They still bloom so I guess I found the right spot for these lovely plants.The one above is the fiery Fourth of July Rose. I love the variegated petals.
Below is a Knock Out Rose. They are low maintenance and bloom wildly all season long. Too bad that the deer love to munch on them.
This Red Climbing Rose is a true heirloom plant that brings back memories because it was my Grandfather's favorite rose. My Mother loved it, too, and rooted cuttings which lined our back fence when I was growing up. This one came from her rose plant.
This is my favorite Rose, a Pink Sweetheart. My grandparents had a massive one in their yard. I always think of them when this rose blooms.
I just realized that most of my Roses are red--maybe I should branch out a little next year with some yellow and lavender!!
Great excitement on the lake--we have ducklings!! I spotted the Mother Duck and her brood yesterday. The babies are probably newly hatched because they are so small. I counted 14!! Mother Duck is going to be tired keeping up with them.
It's very rare to see the Beaver out and about after dawn, but this morning when I raised the shades, I spotted him in his little lake. He started gnawing on a decent sized wild willow trunk and a mere 10 minutes later, it dropped. The Beaver gnawed on the stump for a short time then started eating the branches. Guess he was ready for a "fresh" meal after a night of hard labor maintaining his little kingdom. What an amazing creature!
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Eagle Cam 2014 This camera streams the activities of the eagle nest located 110 feet up, in a tree on the grounds of the US FWS National Conservation Training Center in West Virginia.