Monday, July 29, 2013

A Dragon in my Backyard!

Sorry, no quilting... I've been gardening. Well, potting up snips for Halloween. You've gotta make them early, so they are rooted, and maybe even blooming for the kids. This might be my last year doing this... we are looking at moving to Superior, Wisconsin... Yes - it's cold country, but there we can buy a house that we may be able to live in for free and the tenants pay rent that will pay for our house and utilities. (Otherwise we could easily become street bums.)

Sew there really isn't anything to share - picture wise - except this one and variations...

a golden dragonfly perched on the very top of my potted Silk Oak (from seed)
The pot contains the silk oak, and his buddies the Cosmos plants that provide seed to the local Goldfinches. They love the seeds, and took so many last year that there were none for the seed packets for the Trick or Treaters.

Our Phoebe also sits this perch in the early evening to fly out and capture bugs.

These all are views of my back yard. The bush to the left is a Pineapple Guava, and on the right is one of the 2 Avocado trees I started from pits. We have gotten fruit off of the one, the other is the guardian and gets ruined each year by the frosts. I have made quite a few Avocado trees from the pits left after eating the fruit... and some pits have come from the possum eating  fruit.
Hope you enjoyed the dragon in my backyard. Have a lovely week.


  1. Oh My! I'll be near Superior in Sept, when I drop hubby off at the border route to go hiking while I go play with vintage sewing machines. He'll be near Grand Marais, MN (only 2 1/2 hours north of Superior. We'll be much closer, too, only 8 hours from each other.

  2. Boy, are you brave! That is a huge life changing move to even think about. Yet, in your gracious style, I know you will pull it off. Could be quite exciting! Love the dragonfly photo!

  3. Amazing pic! I always thought taking pics of dragonflies was like trying to photograph a butterfly- something to drive you to insanity!!! Why wont the fluttery things just sit still????? LOL A good idea to try to live as cheaply as possible. I hope you find the perfect place for the new chapter in your lives. It will be a big change weather wise though. On the bright side- the quilts will get plenty of use. :-)

  4. Interesting as I have not seen a Golden Dragonfly before. Looks as large as a bird in the first picture! Your move sounds interesting. Do Pray that it all goes well for you.

  5. I have never seen a Golden Dragonfly. They are beautiful.
    Wow. Wisconsin. Sounds like an adventure. I've seen some beautiful pictures of that state.

  6. Lucky to have such a beautiful dragonfly in your even beautiful backyard!
    Sad for you to haqve to leave there. I wish you all the luck!

  7. Oh my stars! You're moving?! I always had this idea that I would jaunt over to your side of the "mountain" range and we could go to quilt stores or something. *sigh* At least I can still read your blog. The new situation sounds like a wonderful one. Who wouldn't want their mortgage paid for by renters. My first hubby and I owned a duplex while he was still at college. It was wonderful to have the tenants make the payments. I look forward to your posts about the days ahead.


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