Tuesday, August 29, 2023

September Molly

 Yesterday, mom gave me a bath.   I know so many of you don't like baths but I actually like them!

The fan is messing with my longer furs and curls~
My bath was to prepare me for groomies~
Last year, our September was actually warmer than our August!    I'm all set with shorter furs just in case it happens again this year!
Happy Tuesday!

Love ya lots♥

Friday, August 25, 2023

Nature Friday

 We are joining Rosy this week for Nature Friday~~

We been having beautiful fall-like weather and we are loving it!

The bees are visiting our Hostas~
The Chinese Lanterns are turning orange!
The Black Eye's Susans are still blooming away and making us smile☺
Happy Friday, everybuddy!
Love ya lots♥

Friday, August 18, 2023

Nature Friday

 We are joining Rosy today for Nature Friday~~

We didn't do too much walking this week due to the wet weather.

The Black Eye's Susans are looking so pretty and so cheerful in our garden~
The beautiful Joe Pye Weed~
The Marigolds are making us dream of autumn and cooler temps~
These Indian Pipes are near Landlord Bob's mailbox.  
This picture of Ghost Pipes/Indian Pipes was posted on the Sleeping Giant FB page~
This poem was also posted and we thought it was just perfect.

Dear followers, we hear your queries ring ��️,
What is this plant, what tale does it bring?
In verse and rhyme, we'll unfurl its lore,
The Ghostpipe's tale, like never before ��.

Hear ye, all naturalists, lend an eye ��,
As we delve in the tale of the Ghostpipe that lie.
Beneath the grand giants �� of Beech trees high,
Grows Monotropa uniflora, under the sky ��.

A perennial specter, it graces our earth ��,
From Asia to America, it shares its birth.
Devoid of green glow, it shies from the sun ☀️,
In the dense forest's darkness ��, its life is spun.

Ghostly �� and waxy, it stands up white,
Though black flecks or pale pink may grace its sight.
And rare of the rarest bear a deep red hue ❤️,
For each stem, a flower ��, a sight to accrue.

With bracts like scales, along its lean span,
It reaches up high, as high as it can.
From five to thirty centimeters tall,
Under the forest's emerald shawl ��.

In summer and autumn, it blooms in glory,
Each flower, a chapter, in its unique story ��.
Post rainfall ��️, they emerge, a sight to adore,
Carrying a secret, folklore has in store.

No chlorophyll does this ghost contain,
It saps food from fungi ��, in sun or in rain ��️.
With roots adorned by cystidia hairs,
It clings to the hyphae in fungal lairs.

A solitary flower it bears, unique,
As the summer days into autumn sneak ��.
Bumblebees �� come, in their humble flight,
Drawn to the spectral bloom, in sheer delight.

Despite its beauty, and allure so grand,
Remember, my friends, do not extend your hand ��.
For in its body, toxins reside ��,
Keep your distance, and let it abide.

From ghostly white to deep scarlet red,
It tells a story seldom read ��.
So marvel from afar, respect its space,
This ghostly resident of the giant's grace.

Happy Friday, everybuddy!
Love ya lots♥

Monday, August 14, 2023

Molly Monday

 We need to explain~

Mom must have worded the news about Mackie, Jett and Teddy wrong.   They will not be going anywhere.   They will all be staying in their home to live out their days.  At least, that is the plan at this time.    We are so sorry for any confusion.   

On another note -  our Butterfly bushes - Miss Molly and Miss Violet and doing wonderfully!

But look at poor, Miss Ruby.   She made it through the winter just fine and she actually was beginning to bloom but thing went downhill for her.   Mom isn't certain yet if she wants to replace her or choose a different bush or do nothing.   She has been cut down to the ground as it was too sad to leave her in this state.  
Happy Monday, everybuddy!
Love ya lots♥

Friday, August 11, 2023

Nature Friday

 We are joining Rosy this week for Nature Friday~~

We changed up our route this week and discovered a beautiful daylily!

Mom walked us farther than we have ever walked before because of this gorgeous hibiscus!
And of course, I had to pose with it~
We also found a very pretty white hydrangea along the way.
We have very sad news.    Mackie's dad passed away on Wednesday morning.   He leaves behind many ducks, geese and swans - all with names.   They all loved their dad.
And he leaves behind his precious Mackie the Airedale and Jett the GoldenDoodle and not picture but still very much loved is Teddy, who is a 3 year old Airedale who was given to Mackie's dad by the UPS man  and was supposed to make his way to Airedale Rescue but if you know Mackie's dad - that was never going to happen.   
RIP, Geo, you will live on in our hearts until the end of our days here on earth♥

Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mom

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Tasty Tuesday

 Mom had whole dates that she wanted to use so she decided to make Date Nut Muffins.

The recipe:

Nine ounces of pitted and coarsely chopped dates, 3/4 cup boiling water, 1/2 cup of oil (we used canola), and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.   Stir these four ingredients together.

Mix in 1 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts.    Grease muffin pan and spoon in the prepared mixture.
Good ingredients will make great muffins, mom!
Bake at 375 degrees F for approx 30 minutes.

Mom wasn't sure about sharing dates with me so she made sure that I didn't get any.  
Sorry the picture is blurry. I get excited when good stuffs are served and they are really yummy! 
The recipe is a keeper, mom!
Happy Tuesday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥