Saturday, June 26, 2010


Well, the heat of summer has started to arrive. Ugh! Personally I cannot stand the heat. Actually makes me very cranky and irritable. I have not a clue as to what kind of plant this flower is on. But it sure is pretty.
This pic doesn't show the colors of the buds on this tree very well. They look like puff balls with a reddish tone. Nope, don't know the name of this tree.

A somewhat of a closeup of the red puffy ball things on the tree.

As I was standing there snapping pics of the tree I hear a familiar sound. A small step to the right and look who is trying to get my attention. It's Cookie!!! Hi Cookie!!! :)

Now that the temps are rising it is time to get out the small fan for the chicken house and clean it up. Today it is suppose to get mid 80's. Tomorrow low to mid 90's. Yuk!!! I know, some of you think that our temps aren't hot, but anything above 72 degrees is too hot for me. Ha Ha As for the outside chores, well, I make sure they are done early in the morning.

Until next time............................


  1. Hi Cookie! Love and hugs headed your way. xxoo

  2. Yes very pretty! I don't know what it is either. I'm sure somebody out there knows. I have one of those puffy ball things too, also no idea. Cookie looks like she's curious about your picture taking!

  3. The summer heat is a downer for me, too!

  4. I think the 'puffy' tree/bush is a 'Smokebush' Cotinus Coggygria.

    Cookie is adorable looking through the bush.

  5. I hate the summer heat! I can take cold, but not heat! Today it was 96 and predicted to be 106 tomorrow. I'm dying!

    Hi Cookie!!

  6. Couldn't agree with you more about the heat!

  7. Hey you want to be in a movie? Well..always be prepared because you'll never know when a producer/director may come around the corner and WANT you!!!

    Heat, heat go away,
    never, never come back to stay!

  8. Cookie looks like he wants...well...a cookie! Gee, I wonder how he got his name!

    Cute picture.

  9. I just love the picture of Cookie. You are going to inspire me to get a donkey yet.


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