Author Archives: Rosedale Gardens
Here it is Friday, and the rain that has been predicted since Tuesday has yet to materialize. After several hours of weeding, I took a hydration break, and started watching a bluebird box nearby along the driveway. I got so … Continue reading
Friday April 13th, I worked on mowing my three acres for the first time. When the tractor got very low on diesel, I decided to call it a day. A storm was predicted overnight into Saturday, and Levi was already … Continue reading
On my third trip to Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, I finally was able to see a rare Whooping Crane. We actually got to see three. One was at the observation building at the refuge (Alabama Birding site #16) and put … Continue reading
I retired from ECM Hospital yesterday. Since it was a nice day with cold coming in soon, I took a trip over to Wheeler Wildlife Refuge. So far twenty whooping cranes have migrated in. After seeing photos of the cranes … Continue reading
My Hooligans Christmas card 2017 Click on read more for the complete blog post on GRIT magazine.
Some of the end of summer butterflies that have been in my yard the last couple of weeks. We had a frost last week that has almost finished the zinnias. They have been a favorite of the butterflies. The … Continue reading
I’ve had a monarch hanging around my zinnias along the front walk for several days now. Their numbers have dropped due to removal of their host plant milkweed. You can help them by planting some in your garden. I kept … Continue reading
Hummingbirds have started their migration to Central America. I have eleven feeders up right now. It’s like a war zone, I counted twelve hummers around just one of my feeders today. During migration, instead of using the normal four parts … Continue reading
I haven’t been able to post lately. My internet has been sporadic and then my computer was in the shop. I have eight hummingbird feeders up and it’s still a war zone. Don’t use the red dye stuff as … Continue reading
Spring is almost here. Several of my daffodils are in full bloom right now.