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A Near Miss

In Personal Blog on April 26, 2012 at 8:18 PM

A Near Miss.


Plant Propagation

In Personal Blog on April 25, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Plant Propagation.

Wet Owls and Fig Trees

In Personal Blog on April 18, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Wet Owls and Fig Trees.

It’s got a water cup!

In Personal Blog on April 10, 2012 at 1:09 PM

It is a Dipsacus sativus that is growing beside the obelisk in our herb garden. How do I know this? It has a water cup. Look in the center of the plant and you will see the floating leaves where the leaves come together at the stalk.  This is where the water accumulates.

He dropped off a decreased mammal…..

In Personal Blog on April 10, 2012 at 9:38 AM

As I sat in the office on the third floor Mr. Hooty, our backyard barred owl, deposited a dead chipmunk into the nest hole of the big oak.  He is supplying food for the mother owl and for what we hope are some babies.  We haven’t heard them yet. I hope they will become active soon.

Rebecca Pinckney

The Teasel LadyImageImage

Posting by email

In Personal Blog on April 4, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Dear All,

I have made another baby step forward in managing my blogs. Now I can make a post to my site by email.

The Teasel Lady

P. S. At least the teasel cats look happy about it.

Teasel Creatures Go to the Library

In Personal Blog on April 4, 2012 at 11:34 AM


I have made arrangements to read some of the teasel creature stories at the Sandy Springs Public Library on May 1, 2012 which is a Tuesday night.  After reading the stories, we hope to do a teasel making craft with the children who attend the event.

Here is a teasel opossum whose name is Opey.  He is made from the Fuller’s seedpod with clay, paint, glue, markers, and map pins.

Teasel Plant Picture Number 3

In Personal Blog on April 3, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Teasel Plant Picture # 3

As you can see since last month, the Dipsacus sativus, Fuller’s Teasel plant has grown mightily.  I am pleased with its progress.  It is going to be a big, wide, tall plant.

That’s good because I always love to create critters with homegrown teasel seedpods.

The Owl is Present Still

In Personal Blog on April 3, 2012 at 11:27 AM


He is still here.  When we sat down to dinner, he watched us eat.  I wonder what he thinks about us poking food down our mouth holes.

The crows and the hawks give him a hard time.  They mob and dive bomb him whenever they get the chance.

Then, when I walked in the neighborhood, I noticed the crows were dive bombing the hawk.  They are equal opportunity offenders.

Wrens In the Hiking Boots

In Personal Blog on April 3, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Not one nest, but two are there. A wren family has nested in the boots that I leave on the garage shelf.  Last week I noticed them flying in and out of the garage and wondered where they were going in such a hurry.  When I went to put on my gardening shoes I saw they had built a nest in the cavities of the hiking boots next to the gardening shoes.

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