Thursday, August 02, 2007

Over the Garden Gate...

or, in this case, the Chain Link Fence...that if I weren't tryin' to curtail my use of spray paint would have already been sprayed Black...

this is the Kitchen Garden...called so not because it is, obviously so, where we veggie garden, but because I can see it out of the Kitchen Window...

Kitchen Windows are important...a woman spends a lot of time standin' at a kitchen sink...so I hope ya'll have wonderful views out of yours :) for about 13 years, my kitchen sink had a lovely view of a Flat Kitchen Wall...that was our first home...and being so, there were lots of things it never crossed my mind to find issue with...at home, our sink looked out over the backyard...I didn't realize how much I'd miss a Kitchen Window until I found myself staring at Painted Sheetrock...under one of those loverly fluorescent lights used beneath a kitchen cabinet...ummmm, booooyyyyy

So....Kitchen Sink with View became an Important Item on the Ever Growing Mental List of If We Ever Build a Home...right along with No Bathtubs Right Up Against the Dang Toilet...Particularly the End of the Tub Where One's Head is Resting During a Soak...that can ruin a good hot water soak faster than just about anything else...I mean, I keep a pretty clean house...but ugh...the Funk that Finds Its Way to Rest on those little ledges at the base of toilets...

And I don't care to have my head restin' eye level with a toilet seat during a soak...just ruins the whole atmosphere of the thing...

So...Kitchen Window View and Toilet/Tub Thingie are Big on the List...

Now, I'm always takin' notes so feel free to pass along any of the items on ya'lls lists if you want to :)

More Pixs from #17 this morning:

Mr Toad laid claim to the bottom of the cracked terracotta pot I use to elevate the FBDs food bowl (you should always elevate your dog's feedin' bowl so 1) the poor little things don't get a pain in the neck and 2)you reduce the risk of bloat...something certain breeds are more prone to than others...but why even take the smallest risk?...anyhoo...movin' back along to the point)...I carted him down the yard a few days ago...apparently, my eviction notice didn't make much of an impression...oh well...

(SOOOOO CUTE)...just looks disgruntled, doesn't he? I imagine I'd be disgruntled too if some Big Honkin' Lady yanked the lid off my house and then blinded me with a SuperNova Camera Flash...

The Feeding Pot's new location...

(edited to add: I do not feed the FBDs out of the mouldy old saucer...that is just where to rest the food bowls)

One of my Shade Tents decided to take a rest...what a pain...I tried to get it righted...but it is a 2-person job...Mr G, unbeknownst to him, signed up as my helper for this evening...




and one of our Visiting Hummers...last year, I think I had only 1 Hummer all summer long...now several visit every day...

this is one of the little females...there is an even smaller female who comes and I just love her...she brings out my Protective Mother side...

Last year, the 1 Lone Hummer would come by once in a while & not even stay but for a few seconds...no photo ops...now the Hummers come for a sip, sit & rest a while and even perch up in the dogwood once in a blue moon...and they've gotten very comfortable with me movin' about in the kitchen...

The Cats Who Love to Hang Out in the Window are, naturally, ecstatic about this turn of events...Mungo & Henri Henri (nee Henry) spends hours perched in the window waiting for their Hummers to pop in for a drink...I'll get a pix of Mungo one day...it is pretty darn funny how he leans up on the sill, arms folded and stares out of the window...

That's all (did you think I'd ever shut up? :)

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(oh...still on the fence about the sweet potato pie recipe...I'm not sure I'm wild about it...it is good for a light fix when you have to have some Pie...luv pie...but it def isn't a Blue Ribbon sort of Pie)

9 comments:

Me said...

I have no kitchen window... :(

Simply Me Art said...

Mrs. G. First off, the hummingbird pic. is Amazing. I Never see them land? You are so lucky to have gotten a photo. Your garden outside your kitchen window looks great. As for Mr. Toad, they Unerve me, I know they are Harmless but they Scare me for some Reason. When I first saw the photo I thought it was a Snake! You can tell where my head is? Hugs jamie

a pink-bee said...

I so agree on the kitchen window thing, I put in a garden a few years ago to look at from mine. Not having a dishwasher I spent alot of time at it:)
How neat Mr. Toad and the hummingbird - like that you gave them names :) I am a huge animal lover too !

Suzanne said...

I have a humming bird feeder outside my kitchen window, but so far no hummingbirds, :(...
And that toad is too cute!

Annie said...

I love to see birds in my garden, and I MISS my kitchen window in our new house. On my list for next time

The Feathered Nest said...

Lovely view from your kitchen window! My sink faces a wall, but I hang paintings there, so I have an ever changing view LOL! I haven't seen one hummingbird this year.

Manuela

Gayla said...

I enjoyed looking at your blog! I hope you visit me sometime, too. Very cool photos and interesting thing to read! Thanks.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

how lucky you are to have hummingbirds!

And yes, those little things in design are huge when it is your own head laying in the tub and soaking. A view is important!

Scallywags Scribbles said...

Oh yes, a kitchen window view. Our washing up sink overlools the back garden where many wild birds come to eat, bathe, nest , squabble and just amuse us. No wonder it takes so long to do dishes!

it's all about the journey...