Good Morning my Tuesday Friends
I'm running late today... which seems to be a common occurrence for me these days :(
Right now the sun is shining and the temps are pleasant so I'll be heading outside to finish cleaning up the fish pond area.
It was totally overgrown this year... the late and wet Spring and early Summer just kept getting in my way and I finally threw up my hands and forgot about it. Until Sunday when I just couldn't stand seeing it that way any longer. :(
I didn't think to take a before picture but here is the mess it is now.
I've pulled out two wagons full of weeds so far and only have one side near finished... It's going to be a week long process I do believe other wise I'll mess up my back again for sure. The butterflies are hanging out and enjoying the mess though...
I've moved mot of the potted plants off to the side so I don't injure them or myself by tripping over them :)
Some are just too big to move out of the way..
I still can't find the pump and filter that is buried somewhere in the basement . On a shelf behind all of the youngest child's furniture and moving boxes I'm sure. So it will be hard to control the algae in the water but I did find the bubblier which will help.
I'm finally starting to see Monarch Butterflies on my milkweed plants :) I haven't gotten a picture yet but I've been seeing them for several days now. Hopefully I'll soon have caterpillars .
My drink of choice today is coffee... and my current work in progress painting that is almost finished.
I still have to do the detailing on the feathers.
Last week I spent the day with my daughter and grandson and we went to the History Museum and whirlwind trip through part of the zoo. I haven't been to the zoo in over 30 years.
Most of the animals where hiding in the deep shade to stay out of the heat.. I'm planning another trip later when it's cooler and the kids are all back in school so I don't have to fight the crowds so much :)
The Butterfly House was awesome..
This one landed on my daughters leg and stayed there a while .
I didn't get an pictures at the Museum as they had signs not to take photographs and my the grandson is a rigid rule follower and gave us a lecture on putting our phones away :)
Just one photo of the bathroom to show that the mirror is finally up :)
It's higher than I like and will probably have them move it down a bit. They already think I'm too picky but hey it's my bathroom and they're being paid to make it the way I want it. I'll try to get a better pic so you can see the details on the mirror. The good camera is charging right now. So that will be next week.
So that's it for this week and now I'm off to check out the other folks and what they have to say this week :)