the first and the last

June 8, 2022

Today is the first and last day
of forever

~ Stephanie Meyer

I just thought I’d take a minute and show you the first and last photos I have in my camera roll. I might do this kind of post again, we’ll see…but it won’t be “soon”.

The first photo was made June 7, 2022 and the last photo was made September 8, 2021. I usually save photos like the last one for when I have something dark, thought provoking or ominous to share, which is why it is still there, in my camera roll. Or was…since I am sharing it with you today, it will be gone tomorrow.

I believe this is a sunflower, which hasn’t opened yet. It is in the area of my bird feeding station…
If it is a sunflower, I will probably have to fight the birds to save some of the seeds. Hopefully, I can save some seeds. I would love to have more sunflowers in my garden.

You can’t really see it there, in the photo above. It blends in too much. It is the green plant that looks like it’s under the feeder with the American Gold Finch on it. I plan on making the chair a bird feeder of sorts…by putting two 2×4’s or 2×6’s on the seat part and putting a plate on top. It just hasn’t happened yet.
We’ll see what appears when the plant opens up. The birds are really loving what I have done…they even bathe in the bird bath I put out for them. The sink, on the other hand, usually is a gathering place for spiders. Although I have caught a Cardinal or two taking a dip.

Almost all of my 2021 photos are now off my phone. I will never again allow myself to get lazy when it comes to the storage space on my phone. I really have no excuse…I just got lazy.

I still have video dating back to 2014, I think. I haven’t been able to figure out how to transfer them to the computer…yet. They’re too big to email to myself, and when I plug my phone into the computer to transfer, it doesn’t recognize anything in Google Photos, as opposed to the camera roll. I might try moving the videos to a different folder on my cell phone, but if that doesn’t work, I guess it will just have to stay there.

One of my huge azalea bushes! The deck is 20 feet long…just to give you an idea. The green bushes to the left are Rose of Sharon, planted by the birds, and the white stuff on the ground is either dogwood or crabapple flower petals that have been blown off the trees. There’s a few flea bane, or field daisy’s, as well, but you can hardly tell the difference unless you know what you’re looking for. There are a couple Rose of Sharons closer to the house I need to transplant, but at this point they will probably have to wait until fall. It’s going to start getting too hot soon to really transplant anything. I did transplant two holly’s a little over two weeks ago, but that’s a post for another day. This photo was taken back in April…so the azalea is no longer blooming, and the Rose of Sharons are a little fuller, but not blooming yet.

hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!

I am more myself in a garden than anywhere else on earth.

~ Doug Greene


take care
stay safe
much love

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