Random thoughts about Gardening, Creating, Nature and of course Scottish Terriers!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy............

...that's what we have been for weeks....busy as bees..taking care of those little fledglings paid off.....Momma bird one day came calling and decided it was time for them to hit the road...and away they went! They have been back with Momma full time (who looks a wee bit tired now that she is feeding them without the help of moi.....but they know they are welcome here all the time!)

July is the Birthday month in our clan, and we have several weeks where they come one after the other...so party time it is.
The most special one was for Mom, who at 94 is looking just as bright eyed and bushy tailed as Becky!

We have also been spotting many of our regular Summer visitors, as well as a few new ones..

It has been a record summer harvest for our blackberries! We have already been making blackberry muffins, blackberry frosting, blackberry sauce for BBQing.
One of the best recipes we found combined both lemon thyme and blackberries for a simply scrumptious treat. We are hoping to post some pix of our next creation...that's if we can ever get back into the kitchen again with this heat wave!! When we do we will be tackling this recipe: Lemon Ricotta Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting.

We are also very happy to report that Angus is responding very well to his thyroid medication...he is however going through his annual allergy bout, and is feeling just a little cranky ( like all allergy sufferers are no doubt!)It never ceases to amaze us though, how much bringing Becky into his ( and our) life has turned him into a puppy again..he really keeps Becky on her toes and vice versa!
Keep cool everyone.....drink a lots of fluids, stay indoors and take it slow!!!


  1. beautiful pictures. Happee Birthday mom
    Benny & Lily

  2. Hey guys,it's great to see you back - we've been off the grid a bit lately too but we always have time to look for you.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and Ivy

  3. Love the beautiful pictures!! Stay cool!!

    Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

  4. Happy Birthday to your Mom! You posted some great photos, but our Mom read about your blackberries and started drooling. She loves them and we can't get them here except the frozen kind and she says they don't taste the same. Our Mom loves berries and this is the wrong place to live if you want lots of berries.
    Morgan, Tsar and the Porties