Hi. I’m MacKenzie.
August is here and the days have settled into a nice little pattern. Mornings in the garden with the Mother of Cats. Afternoons inside with little Miss Pitty Pat. Evenings knitting and knitting and knitting. It’s hard to say what my favorite time of day is, but today I want to show you what has been going on outside in my garden.
Yesterday while we were outside a dragonfly landed on the Mother of Cats’ book. Wow! She was as stealthy as a cat a she tried to ease her camera out to take a picture of him; I was almost impressed by her skill. Nope! Even I can’t catch a dragonfly, Mother of Cats. What made you think that you could do it? You don’t even have claws, and your reflexes are really inferior…
Well, it is getting close to the evening so the Mother of Cats will be knitting soon. Woohoo! Yarn chomping time!
I’m such good boy.
Can I have some cookies now?
Notes from the Mother of Cats:
- The cottontail bunny has been in my yard for weeks now. She sleeps in the grass, explores the flowerbed, and somehow has avoided the cats who roam my neighborhood unsupervised. Very sweet, and evocative of the days when I used a photo of a bunny like this to anchor my online biology course.
- Sadly, the wasps began to chase MacKenzie and me, so I finally sprayed the nest with insecticide this week. Intrepid wasps, they have started a new nest in a safer location.
- There are many dragonflies in the yard now, and the butterfly bush is heavy with blooms waiting to open. Yay! I’m looking forward to more airborne visitors that won’t threaten to sting me.
11 thoughts on “MacKenzie Speaks: Snapshots From My Garden”
MacKenzie: You lead an enviable life what with squirrels and bunnies keeping you entertained:)
Be sure to share a photo when your butterfly bush opens! We used to have one but sadly a heavy snow winter did it in.
I wish I could have gotten the dragonfly shot! Last year some bug ate all the butterfly bush flowers so I’m going to spray with Neem oil this year to try save them.
MacKenzie, I think you could teach the Mother of Cats something about photography
MacKenzie: I try, but she doesn’t listen to me. I think me catching the bunny would be a good picture, but will she let me put front? NO!
MacKenzie – You are a very good boy! Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures of your yarn and the lovely plants and creatures you share your space with.
Mother of Cats – The bunny and young squirrel pictures are so cute! Thank you for sharing, and for sharing the adorable pictures of MacKenzie 🙂
You are welcome! I had to take the bunny picture from the car as i couldn’t get too close, so I was happy to get a shot even tho it is a little grainy.
Your garden is lovely. I’m amazed that a rabbit comes to visit with a cat so close by. I just published a post about paper wasps! What a funny coincidence.
The bunny really is something. He/she doesn’t run away when I go outside and I have no idea how it is evading the cats. Very cute, tho!
I drank my morning latte outside this morning and found a “leaf” floating in my cup. Not a leaf, but a wasp!! Yikes! They are scary enough at their nest… I am off to read your post.
Oh no…a wasp in your drink. I’ve actually read that some people are stung by sipping a sugaring drink from a soda can and ingested a wasp. I’m so glad you didn’t take that sip.