Photo Friday: first day of summer

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We are having a “Staycation” and working on the Mountain in preparation for our move.


What are your plans for the summer?


*NOTE: Actual odds of anyone clicking the photo are 1 : 150  Why is that?  😉


44 thoughts on “Photo Friday: first day of summer

  1. shoreacres says:

    Just a quick-like-a-bunny wave – I’m on my way to visit friends in the hill country for the weekend and I need to get out of here an hour ago. Maybe if I get hopping I can make it by 10!

    Summer plans? Work, honey. Just work. 😉

    • Lynda says:

      I understand. Have a great weekend and don’t hop too fast on that highway! Oh, and avoid staring into those headlights when hopping at night… PLEASE!

    • Lynda says:

      Well, the bedroom is separate from the rest of the house, that is to say, to enter it you have to go out and across the deck. This situation sounds odd, and really it is, but it also means that the dust and fumes from repairs won’t contaminate our sleeping area. So, we are working on the bathroom and kitchen areas on the inside first, then we can move in. The living room, entry, and the dining room will be completed after the move and plastic can be hung to keep the dust and fumes out of the kitchen and bath. 🙂

  2. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    Is that a little bunny and bird I see on the ground (when I clicked to enlarge the image)?
    How cute is that.
    Hope you’re planning to put rabbit-proof fencing around your vegie patch.

  3. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Oh Lynda, what a lovely scene! I’m only looking on my phone screen right now, so the details aren’t great, but I can definitely see Mrs. Rabbit nibbling the White Dutch Clover; ) and Robin Redbreast too a huntin’ for a juicy snack, but tell me, are there two other (black)birds near the base of that fantastically massive tree trunk? And, speaking of the tree’s trunk, what sort is that ancient specimen?
    Happy, HAPPY summer!

    • Lynda says:

      The other black things are just leaves and shadows from the mighty oak. I also believe it to be 100 feet tall if it is an inch! I have seen this view from my front room picture window through the seasons for 5 years now and it is always gorgeous.

      • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

        AWESOME! (Your own little bit of Sherwood Forest; )
        If I remember correctly, they can grow to be 500 years old…
        Holy Smokes! Correction (500’s just a baby; ) according to Wikipedia :
        “The Jurupa Oak tree – a clonal colony of Quercus palmeria or Palmer’s Oak found in Riverside County, California – is believed to be the world’s oldest organism at 13,000 years.[40]”

  4. dogear6 says:

    Do you need a beagle to chase the bunny? He probably won’t catch it, but he’ll give a lot of sound effects!


    P.S. Remember to not overdo it. Seriously. You’re feeling better and don’t want to slide backwards.

    • Lynda says:

      Nancy, true enough! I have sorted out the feeding of the Octogenarian’s cats up there with the lawn guy. (You can’t dump out a 5lb bag of cat food on Saturday and expect it too last. It was gone, not even crumbs, by the following Monday! The vermin got it all!) Now I can keep it down to just Sundays with Bob for the most part. (At over 80 miles one way gas was getting out of hand too !!!)

      That bunny is taking his/her life into her own hands… The owner of the big garden is an excellent marksman with the bow and the shotgun!

      I must say, I would prefer to listen to and watch your beagle. 😉

      • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

        My Dad always said that “If you’re going to kill something, then you’d better-well be eating it too!” A 22 would do a much better job than that shotgun (unless you like picking pellets out of your (half-chewed) food, that is; )
        Oh, and I haven’t had it since I was a kid, but “Jugged Hare” (bottled and pressure canned in saline with seasonings) is delicious!

  5. quilt32 says:

    First, I saw the robin and then the rabbit. We have quite a few of both in our back yard, too, even with a resident beagle to chase them.

    • Lynda says:

      Lillian, this is the first time in several years that I have observed one. Don’t know where they all got off too, and I did miss them. This one has been happily munching on clover blossoms off and on all day!

      • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

        Have you noticed an increase in coyotes in the past few years? (These populations tend to echo each other; running in seven year cycles; )

          • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

            Ah, well, here in Ontario, there hasn’t been a bounty for decades and their numbers tend to increase with the rabbit, groundhog, (rodent): population until, suddenly they both tail off noticeably and that’s when farmers start having (major) trouble with marauding animals hassling their livestock.

          • Lynda says:

            I understand, but as Spock said in The Voyage Home:

            “To hunt a species to extinction is not logical.”

            Were we to cause the extinction of Coyotes (and Woves) we would be awash in unwanted vermin. They have a job to perform in the grand balance of life.

          • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

            To quote Spock again, “Indeed!” (I couldn’t agree with you more!)
            And paraphrasing (one of Newton’s Laws?) “Nature abhors an imbalance.”

  6. Margaret says:

    We have one in our yard also. It is fond of the strawberries. I think I’ve gotten four most with a bite out of them.

  7. Littlesundog says:

    I have seen many bunnies this spring. Of course this was the first year I planted leaf lettuce, spinach and other greens out back.

    Don’t overdo it (either you or Bob). What a grand summer it’s going to be!

    • Lynda says:

      Hahaha! Yes, another friend’s comment made me realize what has been eating all my strawberries!

      We won’t overdo, but what we get done will go much easier now that we have electricity to run the air conditioner! 😉

  8. Penny Keach says:

    It was so nice to see a robin ~ never see them here in SoCal, had them all the time growing up in Seattle. My summer will be taken up trying to train our new puppy (yes, at ages 68 and 71 we’re taking it on; Dave’s idea) Gabi to pee and poop outside!!! She’s a bundle of German shorthair energy, nine weeks old now, cute but very chewy. She already chases and sometimes gives up a tennis ball…..
    Have a great summer working on your place

    • Lynda says:

      That was a beautiful day, Patti. He hung around for a couple of days, and then moved on, which was probably a good thing. I didn’t like the idea of his being discovered in my neighbor’s veggie patch!

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