Sunday, July 17, 2011

Swallowtails



Swallowtail butterflies are starting to return to the butterfly bush.
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Flowers in my yard





Top picture is of the beautiful daylilies growing in my yard.

Middle picture....I have no clue what I planted here. I had some seeds and stuck them in the ground. This is what came up. I didn't keep the package so now I can't remember what I planted. They stay closed up too, i've yet to see the blooms open.

The yellow is a new one too...can't remember what it is either.
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Bluebirds have finally hatched. These two earlier this week. I haven't been back out to check, but I believe all 5 have hatched now and mom and dad are very busy rounding up bugs to feed them. I'll check this week and see how things are going in there and post an updated photo.
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Larry and his trees


We found these at a gift shop while on our California trip.  It states on the containers that these Sequoia Trees, if properly cared for, will grow anywhere.  Well, we'll see how well they do here in Nebraska.  :-)  Will we be around long enough to even see them...i doubt it.  Although, they told us that once they get to be 2-3 feet tall they will grow a foot each year. 
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