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Thursday, July 21, 2016

This N That


WOW ! it has been a hot and humid day today and going to continue through the weekend as well  after  a welcomed cool off  for a few days before . Still not very much rain at all has fallen here but hoping for some into the evening and over night tonight with thunderstorm's  .

Miggs has been on rest as she has injured her right paw again chasing critters  , only last month she did that same injury  we took her to the vets again as I feared it wasn't just her claw that was causing the problem like we thought last time  and they did x-rays this time as it was so much more painful for her then last time as well   and found that her right outer toe that would be like our baby toes or pinky's  the bone  has a small tumor like spot on it  or rough etching as they called it as well  and she is again on antibiotics and inflammatory meds for two weeks  , the vet said that she may have to have that toe removed and  they would have it biopsied to make sure  it wont spread if in fact it is cancerous  and this is the only way they can do it  so we are hoping it doesn't come to that but if it saves her from ill harm then so be it ! But trying to keep a   Bearded Collie / Terrier mix down and not to chase or herd anything is quite a challenge in its self  !

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I have been puttering here and there keeping all the watering areas clean and full of fresh water for all our feathered and critter friends as it has been so hot for them as well as keeping my gardens on the go watering them in the early mornings and later in the evenings .

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                                                                       Oh and of course taking photos lol !

I had this little  metal watering can with fairy in the house and thought I would add it to one of the bird baths we got from the estate sale over the weekend we went to ! Which we are going back to this weekend as they are only having the sale during the weekend's  and they have tons of treasures  lol !

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Tuesdays full moon called the  Buck moon was beautiful . The name "buck moon" is one of three names given to the moon in North America in July because it arrives during the time when male deer, called "bucks," are beginning to grow their antlers . I love a full moon .

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This year my new to us from last year  that we planted in our butterfly hummer garden the white thistle globe has grown 4 feet tall and looks soo pretty .

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The birds have been scares with this heat during the day as they take shelter in the shade under cover in our cedar hedges where it is cooler  and pop out for a bite to eat later in the evenings and early mornings same with the critters .

Well that's about it for us here not much going on , just all keeping cool the best we can  . I hope we get the rains that are forecasted  , that will help the land and gardens more in this heat wave , I noticed our river is very low to and a bit stinky as it gets like that with lack of rain and the amount of  silt that just sits in it fermenting  PEUW !

                                                                                        Until next time  , stay cool !



Rosella said...

Beautiful pictures! The moon was so incredible the last couple of nights and I never knew it was called the "buck" moon. Stay cool ......

NanaNor's said...

Hi Elaine, So sorry I haven't been to visit in a few weeks-after we got back from Oregon, my schedule was jam packed. I'm sorry Miggs hurt her paw-it's so hard to see our furry babies injured or in pain. Your flowers are beautiful. Thanks for the info on the Buck Moon-I had never heard that expression before and hope I can remember it. Stay cool and have a great weekend.

William Kendall said...

I hope all works out smoothly for Miggs. The heat and humidity have returned here as well.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I hope all goes well with Miggs. Your photos are lovely:)

baili said...

Hope your miggs get well soon

Enjoyed your writing and loved the pics too especially full moon is just marvellous, flowers are so pretty

Anvilcloud said...

Too bad for Miggs.

Nice to know about the Buck moon. I was trying to think of the name the other night. I did come up with Buck, but it didn't sounds right at the time.

Gail said...

Wonderful pictures.

Hope heals quickly and simply.

Blessed week to all.