|My veggie garden.|
|My courtyard garden area|
|Bird of Paradise tree in early morning||light.|
And we have been keeping the area birds happy too. We had 4 finch feeders when they were here and now have 3 hummingbird feeders up, which require a daily cleaning and filling because of our over 90º weather. And we had uncountable number of doves, plenty of other finches and an occasional oriole. We now have 2 ground squirrels, one is obviously a youngster. The only thing I feed them is the prickly pear cactus apples that I knock off the cactus in the courtyard. This year the cactus along the north fence are in heavy profusion of blooms. Last year there were hardly any.
|Even gutter cactus blooming!|
|I believe this is an Earl of Essex Iris|
|Spirit of Memphis in foreground and I don't know the one in the background.|
Son has been coming down to "check" on old mom and dad periodically. Dad is 74 and mom is 73 now and we have our "problems". Jim has a lot of health issues to deal with but his attitude continues to be positive. His prostate cancer is in remission so the hormone therapy injections he was getting have really helped. I have my issues too, mostly joint and bone, but as we all age there are adjustments to make of how we do things - or not do anymore. I just keep moving as much as possible - both mind and body.
Not doing anything with my big white friend Eggie. He just sits there and waits for me to pay some attention to him. Every now and then (when it isn't hot outside) I go take a nap in him. I am surprised by how little dust there is inside. I just have the ceiling vent open a crack too. Oh well, at least when it comes time to clean the inside of that little trailer, it won't take much effort.
So have pretty much settled into a life in southern New Mexico. The heat is unbearable at times but at least it is cool inside with the new swamp cooler; and the monsoon season will be upon us in a few weeks and we have the window air conditioners up for that time. Then it will be back to the swamp cooler again for the rest of the hot season. So that is us in a nutshell - and I finished this posting!