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Sunny days

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

We were in Leona Valley last week. I found a few cows. I need to go back there soon.

I am wondering if these are the baby Sparrows I had been watching. They weren't far from the nest.

Starling on our wire.

Our Corn grew to nice a nice size this year. Last year we only had 3 that were big enough to eat. Dennis walked into the house with 12 ears of Corn. I was so excited. You can see they are a decent size.

However, only 5 ears of Corn were edible. Seems the ants had a feast in our garden this year.

The Sunflowers look good though.

We have been growing Sunflowers for 3 or 4 years now. We never had a Sunflower that looked like this one. What a beauty!

I took this pic of the Moon on the 3rd. I used a different mode on the camera, and I can't remember which mode it was, but made for an interesting picture.

One of our pretty sunsets.

Have a wonderful day!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GRACEOMALLEY 7/21/2014 6:21PM

    Great pictures - as usual - but drat those stinkin' ants! NOT FAIR! I love the sunflowers and that new one is really pretty!

Have a fantastic week!

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CAPECODLIGHT 7/20/2014 11:57AM

    Wonderful pictures! Too bad about the corn...

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EDDYMEESE 7/19/2014 4:18PM

    As usual, your pictures are amazing! Too bad about the corn :(

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TEALHAWK1 7/18/2014 10:28PM

    Great pictures as usual!
So sorry about your corn though.
I enjoy birdd and animals and flowers and scenic too

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REBECKY441 7/18/2014 6:53PM

    You always take pictures of things that I love too! I know if we lived closer we could become the bestest of friends! I love cows, birds, bees, and flowers!! (and corn too)

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KIM22211 7/18/2014 3:56PM

    look for the fat ants! they are the guilty ones!!! errrr!! I would be so mad! I have heard corn is difficult!

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MARTHA-ANN 7/17/2014 4:36AM

    Shame about the corn, the birds have eaten most of my beetroot tops this year.
Great shot of the moon, I'm useless at night shots!

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MARLINDA5 7/16/2014 4:41PM

    Those pesky ants - I know your home grown corn was very good = my dad use to plant corn during the summer and they were very good.

Your sunflowers are so pretty - especially the unique one.


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CMKARLS 7/16/2014 6:59AM

  bummer about your corn

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TCANNO 7/16/2014 4:15AM

    Nice blog Jeanne, those sparrows look as if the are taking it all in and your sunflowers look a lot bigger, well done.

The Moon has fine detail so I hope you remember what you did.


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DOVESEYES 7/16/2014 3:45AM

    Shame about the corn great photos though.

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1BEACHWALKER 7/16/2014 2:14AM

    That's terrible about the corn! That's what always happened when we try to grow a garden! We just gave up!
That moon is gorgeous! Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Wish I could ship some of these storms your way! You need the rain way more than we do!

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GOOZLEBEAR 7/15/2014 11:31PM

    That is too bad about the corn, those nasty ants!!
Love the sunflowers and beautiful cows. Your blogs are the best.

Thanks and Hugs

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JAMER123 7/15/2014 11:02PM

    Your corn didn't fill out!! That could be because it needs good pollination. Here is a link you will need to copy & paste. Info under culture. Pollination is very important for filling of the corn. You can pull the silks open a little as it is maturing to check to see if it fills. Just a little info from a farm girl. :-)

Love your pics!! emoticon emoticon

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 7/15/2014 11:01PM

    So pretty. My corn looked like yours and I always thought it was because of the ants too. It looked so good too, Glen and I would get so mad.
No rain here, breezy now. Just found your blog, lost all my alerts and mail, but able to spin and do my fitness, too tired to work on my computer anymore tonight. Have a good evening Jeanne emoticon

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MARITIMER3 7/15/2014 8:49PM

    Beautiful pictures. Sorry about the corn.

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PICKIE98 7/15/2014 8:00PM

    Your pics make me smile, let me have one thing to look forward to each day. Thank you !!

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ONESPOTLEFT 7/15/2014 5:43PM

    beautiful photos thank you for sharing it's overcast and rainy with thunder here


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NISSANGIRL 7/15/2014 3:08PM

    emoticon pictures!!!! they really do make u feel good when u still what beauty Nature has to offer!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 7/15/2014 1:26PM

    What pretty cows!! I love those guys and gals!! The calves are so cute! A few counties over from us, one farm has had a shooter come shooting his cows! They're trying hard to catch the dummy! He's shooting mamas!!! I think 6 have been shot and 2 have died!! Just awful!!
Your corn really did look nice till you husked them! What a shame!
Your sunflowers are gorgeous!! My DGD took a spell of calling dandelions sunflowers! I think she's got them straight now! hehe
Love your "moon shot" as well as your sun set!!
Hope you are having a lovely day, Jeanne!! How's Sarge doing? Hope he's feeling better! Bruno is still maintaining and seems happy!!

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REMEMBER2BME 7/15/2014 12:59PM

    Amazing pictures. The sun flower is remarkable. Cool moon shot too. Thanks for sharing!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 7/15/2014 12:41PM

    Interesting photos, and I would say the sweetcorn didn't pollinate instead of ant, unless they ate the silk.
emoticon the moon pic is wonderful.

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SUSIEPH1 7/15/2014 12:38PM

    Lovely photos Jeanne Dear .. What a shame the ants got to the corn ..loved your photos of the cattle and the moon is awesome can actually see the craters on it! ..
Your photos always delight me ..
Love Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KRAZY4KATZ 7/15/2014 11:58AM

    Gorgeous photos...sorry about the corn though.

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OLIVIANIGHT 7/15/2014 11:23AM

    Oh wow, you're so lucky to be able to grow your own food!

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