Hi everypuppy and everycat, it's me - Amber! Stormy said I did such a good job with Serene Scenery Sunday last week that I could try it again today! Yea! How about another garden tour? I have a lot to cover, so let's get to it!
First up is the Mohican Viburnum. Do you remember us showing you the beautiful white blooms on them earlier? They don't have flowers any more, but they have these bright red berries that the birdies just LOVE!
Aren't they pretty?
More Mohican Viburnum berries
They go sky-high!
I have to say this - it's the last of the Mohican Viburnum berries.
Oh, come on. You knew I had to say it! ☺
OK... I think Mom might like these as much as the birdies do! Let's move on!
Our friends in the OP Pack asked us how our Mandevilla are doing. Mom seems very pleased with them and would consider planting some again next year. They hang out in the mailbox planter with some geraniums and petunias. Do you remember Zimmie showing them to you a while ago? Compare that to how they look now!
The mailbox planter
Speaking of hanging out, it gives all of us a certain amount of serenity having Bart back home. He's a lean, mean, mosquito-eating machine!
Well, actually we don't think he's mean at all... it's just a figure of speech. He's also rather plump, which means he's doing an outstanding job eating those skeeters! He's not the only one doing his part to rid us of bugs! Check out this little sparrow! (You can click this or any of these pix for a larger view!)
He's chowing down on a bug!
Side note: Do any of your bipeds - especially those of you who have Pennsylvania bipeds - say "schputzie" or "sputzie" instead of sparrow? Just curious.
This gave Mom a little serenity:
Why serenity? They were outside our fence, grazing in the clover in the field behind Ao4 HQs, NOT eating our stuff!
Just inside the fence-line, we have some Crape Myrtle.
Also down there are the Rose of Sharon bushes that were juuuuuuust starting to bloom last week. They're about in full swing now.
White Rose of Sharon
We'll get more photos of them this week, unless this morning's storm took them out. Here's the other color Rose of Sharon - it's still blooming!
They are all shades of pink and purple. I think. I'm not sure. Dave's sleeping or I'd check with him.
Anyway - enough of the posies, let's look to the sky! Here's a great look at the Kansas sky, through one of our Fountain Grasses:
"Oh beautiful... for spacious skies..."
That's very Kansas-y isn't it? Here's another one:
How about those amber waves of grain? Want to see even more? Here you go:
Or maybe it's just me, Amber. Hee hee hee.
OK, sorry. Back to serene things... How about a beautiful sunset to top things off? This is from the night of the 8th:
Sunset over the Flint Hills
...and just a few minutes later, the entire sky looked like this:
Isn't it gorgeous?!!? Dave says he could get lost in all the colors in there!
Have a Serene Sunday, everyone!