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Doodads — the yard — taken 5/23/20

With the current heat wave, things have moved along even more since these were taken 3 days ago!  My tomatoes are anxious to get outside but I’m waiting until 6/1 to take a chance.

There is a chipmunk turf war going on here under the bird feeders.  Unless that’s love?  There is an awful lot of chasing going on.  Yesterday, when the kids were here, my younger son threw a combo that Chip (or Dale) nabbed and immediately stuffed into his little cheek pouch.  He/she left it there only a few minutes yet couldn’t resist sampling it.  Of course the other was after it so when one ran the other chased to get it.

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Chip? or is it Dale?
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Chip? Dale?
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The one apple tree that isn’t in the shadow of the black locust gets all of the blossoms. I should try to take care of the tree and harvest the apples.
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Chives about to blossom. Chives are hardy!
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The ginkgo leaves just about to burst out. It looks like a tiny bouquet of green flowers.
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My buddy, Rosemary. I love her! She’s outside now but I bring her in in the fall.
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The redbud trees have outdone themselves this year. Not sure I’ve ever seen this many blossoms on them.
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I like this shot because it gets the green trees, the sky, and the clouds.
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The latest shot of the rhubarb blossom. It’s SO pretty. Reminds me of hydrangea.
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The nestlings are doing well.

28 thoughts on “Doodads — the yard — taken 5/23/20

    1. These have a pile of cement they live under, but they have burrowed in the small gap between the slabs of concrete in the carport, right under the bird feeder, which I’m sure leads to the cement pile. I keep tapping the dirt back in. They’ve only done it once so far this year.

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      1. They are not too bad…ground hogs…as cute as they are will dig huge holes…I wont hurt them but I try to fill in and make noise to get them to leave.

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        1. We had a groundhog living under out porch at our old house, but he just disappeared. We had raccoons living up in a hollow of one of our trees also there. They used the street drains to get around town!

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          1. They can be down right dangerous. I know someone else in Michigan that talks about them around her house. She said she keeps her small dog inside. She lives in Port Huron I believe.

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            1. Thats directly east from here on the other side of the state, across the river from Canada. I saw a dead one on the side of the road a few years ago and took a pic of it but it was on my old computer. I don’t trust a screen to keep my cats safe from them!

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  1. Lovely pics! That rhubarb steals the show, although all the blooms seem equally beautiful. The Fauna stories are so cute, except for the coyote pack, that sounds unsettling. Are you hearing more this year because of the lockdown?

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    1. I’ve never heard the coyotes here before. I had been putting food out for the cat in hopes of taming him enough to get him to the shelter for medical exam, neutering, etc., and every morning the food was gone. The night before I heard them out back I’d heard a strange sound in the carport and guessed it was two cats fighting over the food. Now I think it was the coyotes. I stopped putting food out because I don’t want them near the house. You know it may be what you say: less people out and about which has them roaming more freely.

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