While out watering the Garden Gone Wild, I couldn't help thinking how lovely the garden has become even after all the neglect it has had this year. Last year's Burpeeana Giants reseeded themselves there, and I must say are just as pretty as last year's crop that was cared for in the best ways possible. These zinnias are my forever favorites which I call the shaggy ones. Burpee says they are "an impressive mix of huge 6" flowers with quilled and ruffled petals in all the best colors."
The hummingbirds are currently drinking around one and a half gallons of sweet nectar each day. I have eleven feeders hanging which seems like the perfect number. I am sure these little hummers have a few battles over drinking rights, but for the most part they feed peacefully together. They are the best ever in that way, which makes them quite enjoyable.
The big news of the week, however, is that I saw a Painted Bunting! When taking a little drive around the farm, my daughter and I just happened to be at the right place and at the right time to get a good look at it.. It was my first sighting here on the place. Wow! What a beauty! Wikipedia says the Painted Bunting is the most beautiful bird in North America. We didn't get an actual photo, so I borrowed one from the internet. But, believe me, ours was just as pretty as this one. I hope he and the wife are raising a large family here so we will have pretty little Painted Buntings all over the place.
And, over on my other blog, Linnie Butts and Company are meeting up with the older dolls in our first "Blast From the Past." If you would like to take a look just click on the old sewing machine picture at the top of this page.