We have had wonderful mornings here all this week (so far). I even went out this morning and raked up tons of mesquite pods, raked the now-defunct strip of non-grass next to the driveway, and pulled more weeds out of my flower patch out front. I'm trying to get that area ready for my fall plantings! I can hardly wait!!! But, in the meantime, I really do need to clean it out. I've ordered the following seeds: California poppies, desert lupine, wild sunflowers (for next spring), and a couple of desert and full sun mixtures.
So, the front yard is starting to shape up quickly.
I have 4 hummingbirds (3 males and 1 female) who have managed to weather the summer heat here, so I have to clean out their feeders every other day. I cleaned and filled them all up this morning. I make my own mixture of sugar and water. I don't like to use the commercial ones...too many artificial ingredients.
In the meantime, we have armies of ants in the house! I found a trail yesterday after the damn dog emptied out the kitchen trash onto our living room floor! Grrrrrrr! I vacuumed up ants all afternoon. I don't like to use pesticides at all. First, my husband is EXREMELY sensitive to them and also, with all the birds around, I am hesitant to use them. I did sprinkle diatomaceous earth on the carpet, and then I had to vacuum all of that up, too! It did seem to do the job. However, I see ant hills outside and I am going to have to spray those. Otherwise, I have 10,000 ants INSIDE! Ugh!
Our daughter is already back at school and our grandson, too. My old district will start next week. I'm so thankful I don't work any more! (...doing the happy dance...)Ugh. I doubt I would have made it through another year. 30 is long enough, don't you think?
morning clouds coming over from Arizona yesterday morning...