Earth Day 2017

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Good Saturday morning, and today is Earth Day!

It falls on the 22nd of April.

Since I have three cats…when I saw this little picture, I just had to have it for my post.

What will you be doing to celebrate Earth Day?

I have no idea what my plans are for the day to be honest, it is already beginning to warm up…it is going to be a 95 degree day, and at this hour it is 81 degrees outside.

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Earlier this morning I noticed one of my hummingbird feeders was depleted, it hangs under the front awning and closest to the kumquat tree where little hummers enjoy living.  After cats were fed and before my coffee I just had to replenish for them, they seem to enjoy this one from the three of them under the awning the best.  After I got in and tidied up my kitchen sink, I looked out to see two youths enjoying the nice cool syrup.

(You can tell the youths from the adults by the size of their beaks)

I don’t purchase the nectar sold in stores because that red nectar is not good for them at all and it eats into their insides.

The preferred recipe to make your own and I found the recipe when I joined a hummingbird lovers group is:  

1 cup of pure cane sugar to 4 cups of water

Boil the water, then add the sugar, stir until dissolved. Allow to cool then the syrup can be stored in the fridge for one week.  

During warm/hot seasons, feeders must be changed everyday to every other day depending on where you have your feeders hanging because….the heat/sun turns the sugar to sugar alcohol and it is not good at all for your delicate little winged friends.

I make sure when I refresh them to rinse them out well in hot water and I use a little bottle brush to go through all of the feeder holes, a paper towel to scrape along the sides inside the bottles to make sure there is no residue. Mold doesn’t accumulate on mine, but should it accumulate on yours…hot soapy water or a spot of bleach….rinse very, very well please so no odor is present…it could harm them.

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I just let my indoor/outdoor kitty out…HoBo and did a walk around the plants and trees.  I water every other day and decided since it is going to be very warm out I had better give them all some water, so that is what I must do before I begin anything else to keep them hydrated and happy.

Little picture above is HoBo up on my next door neighbor’s grapefruit tree…taken last year.  The bird on the bird house is artificial.  My neighbor is 83, and thought it would be a nice touch!  Very cute, and I just wonder if HoBo thought it was a real bird! 😉

Whatever your plans are for this day, I hope they are full of love and joy.

Have a happy day!

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Happy Friday morning

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Good morning!

Enjoying a cuppa and watching the hummingbirds outside my front window, listening to the songs of the different birds around my place.  So very delightful and peaceful.

My cats got me up early as they always do, they had their wet meals…dry is always out along with water of course, but they are always ready for breakfast.  Right now each of them are fast asleep.

I have three cats, each one came here from someplace, cats I suppose no one wanted…each of them are quite special to me, I enjoy spoiling them and love them dearly.

Romeo, Rose and HoBo.  Romeo and Rose are indoor only and HoBo is quite the adventurer, so he prefers to go in and out and is quite happy about it.

Do you have pets?

Today is going to be 92 degrees, and tomorrow is slated for 95 degrees!  Getting warmer! Soon I will need to use the air but for now shades adjusted to keep bright sun out and use the fans.

What is the weather doing in your area?

I don’t know just yet what my plans will be for today, I am always busy but I will find the time for either working outside, or perhaps sewing a flannel quilt I had started before I was diagnosed with cancer.  I should really work on it before moving on to the curtains for my room and the kitchen.  I don’t like a build up of projects.

When I was into crocheting and knitting heavily, I had not only a build up of yarn and a vast selection of hooks and needles, but projects I had started, stopped and restarted.  I found that I was not the only one with that issue…so many of us out there, but I don’t ever want my sewing projects to be like that.

I still enjoy crocheting and knitting however sold all of my yarn at a yard sale and donated many, many crocheted hats with flowers to a hospital in San Diego.  I kept three throws I crocheted and let the rest of them go at the yard sale for a song…just to get rid of them and they actually made the purchaser very happy, so that is what it is all about.  I can always pick up what I need if the urge comes back around again but for now I want to focus on making designer pillows/pillow covers so I can get some of the things around my place that needs to be done….done!

I mentioned that on my page I created yesterday.

Do you crochet or knit?  What do you enjoy making?

Well, I had better scoot along as the morning is slipping by already…everything goes by so quickly and you don’t really realize it until you glance at the clock!

I want to try very hard to continue on with posting photos of my roses and add them to my page.  I have so many of them to share so don’t give up on me just yet…I wish this program for this blog had a drag and drop feature for photos…would be so much quicker 😉

Have a lovely day!

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