Sunday, June 12, 2011

12-of-12: June 2011

Any other Sunday this month and I likely would have brought you twelve stunning photos of waterfalls, rolling hills, hiking adventures or some other cool travel destination.

But, today, we had a guest arriving at 2pm, so we stayed home and cleaned up, cooked, then entertained.  So, you all get 12 pictures taken around the house... examples of what we have to offer here in Western New York State.

First, the flora...
Rhododendron - the last blooms
Beacon Silver Dead Nettle
Happy little Hosta
New Blue Spruce
My Big Backyard

And, now, the fauna...
Mackie - making sure we don't have squirrels or chipmunks in the yard

Squirrel!
Chipzilla!
Can't see me
Peanut Face
Stump Speech

CHUBBY (and comfy) Gold Finch
That's all I've got for you this time.  Come back next twelfth and see what's going on.  If you want to join in, visit Chad Darnell's blog at this link - he's the one who started all this "12-photos on the 12th day of each of the 12-months."

5 comments:

TICKLEBEAR said...

alright!!
call me Dorothy!! (D-O-N-'-T!!!)
"THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME!!!"
love your set, especially your godzilla... Mackie's pic wouldn't enlarge though...
:(~
that gets her a special hug from me. come on!! hug her!! yes, now!!!
:D~
HUGZ

Sunny Archibald said...

Mackie's work performance seems to be a little lacking, but good for her. Loved seeing the chimpmunks. Your backyard is so beautiful...I live behind woods, but they're so dense there's no way one could walk through them. Love that yours are open. Your flowers are beautiful, and I'm impressed that you know all the names. See you next month.

frl. wunderschoenbunt said...

nice photos, the chipmunks are very cute. and wow your backyard. living in the city, my backyard is one single tree :).

greetings and see you next months...

Mary Ellis said...

Loved the tour of your place, Jill! Beautiful pictures of a beautiful place.

mymusicallungs said...

What a great 12! I loved seeing all the flora and fauna shots. Mackie is enormous and gorgeous. I love big dogs too-I'd like a great dane!
The squirrel and chipmunk need a chihuahua to scare them off-AB almost got a pigeon the other day!

Your Rhododendron is almost the same colour as hours-beautiful.

Have a good month and see you in July.