Time is flying by! So much to do with hot weather moving in, should have started weeks ago. I've spent evening time on the Pops blocks. Those little double pops were very fiddly but turned out cute.I found background fabric close to the original quilt in magazine. Now I'm playing with piecing a border.
Sunday we had an unwanted visitor, a rattle snake near side porch. You can barely make him out on gravel rocks.
Closer look below- I was watering trumpet vines when he sounded off with a non-stop buzzzzzz. I ran away before trying to spot him. Good gravy, he was just a foot away on other side of chain link! Warm weather brings out hungry aggressive snakes. This was a reminder to watch for them now.
Our beautiful Palo Verde trees did not survive the hard freeze. Below zero was just too cold. One is replaced with a hardy Texas Ash, will plant another when the rainy season arrives.Birds are already visiting the new tree.
DH put up a temporary coop for the two fancy roosters. We need to lock them up at night or both come down to bedroom window and crow non stop at 5 every morning. Both roos like to hang out under Pomegranate tree during hot afternoons..That bushy tree survived the deep freeze but many branch tips froze and that's where fruit develops. Not sure if we will get a good crop this year. I only see two buds so far.
The Star Jasmine survived, perhaps because it was close to house.It's bloomed like crazy and smelled so good. Several other jasmine plants did not survive.
Some days we are smothered by smoke from AZ fires. It's almost impossible to see Huachuca Mountains when wind blows.Sunsets are more eery than beautiful. I won't complain because fires are not threatening us.