Saturday, October 1, 2016

Not Ranging Far

I have not been ranging far this week, because Keith has been hospitalized again since 

This time has been more serious, and we ask for prayers. 

Tomorrow (Sunday) he will be having several procedures that 
they cannot put off any longer. 

We expect him to be home around mid-week. 

Needless to say, this has been a going back and forth week 
for me. 

I am going to run to do the chickens this morning (now down to 20) and 
then on to the hospital.  Keith called as I finished showering, and sounds
good for the first time in days, so prayerful thanks from me. 

The dogs have been getting walked... on short hospital breaks. 

The weather has been glorious, every day.  There is cloud cover today, but no rain expected until 

Notice my dainty little finger in the shadows? 

My patio flowers have been coming to the end.  I need to collect seeds tonight, if I can remember. 

See that rogue tomato?  It has bloomed and set fruit... there are three tomatoes on it. 

I'll be starting my own seeds next year, the tomato plants I bought this year were not 

I did get to spend a little time with the chickens... I have to get away from the hospital off and on. 

I found this character on his/her way up the hummingbird pole.  As mantises can kill hummers, I was glad that it was literally the day of the last hummer!  

I have left two feeders up just in case some late stragglers come by. 

I did not kill the mantis (you all know me better). 

Here is something else I am doing: 

Yes, the deck rail is getting gooey. 

I don't care. 

I was bringing in the finch bowl every night... now I leave it out.  Once the bees leave, 
the moths come, and they are just as much fun to watch. 

I have three blobs out.... I realized the bees had taken over. 

I notice they found the hummer feeders, too. 

They are making honey for their long winter. 

I'll post as I can over the next few days. 

(still no stings!  I am calm around them, and they don't bother me) 


  1. Hari Om
    SEnding lots of prayers and Love-vibes for healing over your way... focus where you need to - we'll be here when you can... hugs, YAM xx

  2. It is a blessing to many simply by letting your railing go to the gooey stage. XoxoxoxoxoxoXo prayers up 😘

  3. Hoping the no-sting record continues. Praying that the procedures Keith has all go well, no complications, and healing is fast and complete. Such a stressful time so hope you take time to care for yourself as well!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. Sending lots of prayers Mary Ann!
    We did not know those bugs kill hummingbirds

  5. I will be praying all goes well. Trips back and forth to the hospital can tend to wear you out so take care ! I'd always heard that praying mantis bring good luck to your home. Hopefully that will be true in your case.

  6. Sending lots of healing vibes your way
    Lily & Edward

  7. Prayers for both of you, Mary Ann!

  8. I'm sorry Mary Ann. I just saw this. You know I don't have internet at home and was out on Friday.
    I'm praying all went well. I love the pictures. The bees in flight are a great capture.

  9. Prayers and thoughts for you both.

  10. Wishing Keith the best. Hopefully he will be home soon.

    Take care of your self too!

    M : )

  11. We just heard the sad news. Please know you are in our thoughts and we send our love at this difficult time.

    1. What?!? Oh Mary Ann, I hope this doesn't mean Keith is gone!

  12. Mary Ann, Keith is on all our minds as we read your words and see your beautiful photographs. You make me want to be the caring happy person in my own relationship. Keith is so very lucky to have you.

  13. Sending my hugs to you and yours♥

  14. Worried about you. Sending prayers and a comforting hug.

  15. Our hearts are heavy hearing the news about your sweetie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Lily Belle and Muffin

  16. Our hearts are heavy hearing the news about your sweetie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Lily Belle and Muffin

  17. Please accept my prayers for you, for your beloved husband as he now travels beyond. Remember always that the rose that grows beyond the garden wall, though out of sight, still offers up its sweet fragrance ... he will always be with you in his own special way, just out of sight.

  18. Dearest Mary Ann, my BFF Maggie Mae from the Three Little Pugs has sent me over to tell you how very, very sorry we are for you loss and to sending you our good wishes, luffs and hugs.
    You are very much in our thoughts
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  19. We are so very sorry for your loss, Miss Mary Ann. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family♥

  20. Just read the news on Three Little Pugs blog. So sorry for your loss MaryAnn. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

  21. Dear Mary Ann and Jester...we are so very sorry to hear about your husband/dog dad.
    We send you lots of hugs and prayers
    Madi and mom and Madi-dad

  22. Sorry for your loss, Mary Ann. We are sending you our best Casa de Noodles hugs.
    Love Noodles

  23. Mary Ann, we just read about your loss on Deb's blog. We are so very sorry to hear this, you and your family will be in our hearts and prayers.

    Edgar and his mum

  24. I read about your husband on the POTP blog and came by to leave my condolences. I have no words, only a big, warm hug for you.

  25. I saw the news on the POTP blog and was so sorry to read of your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace for you, your family and friends. Hugs from your Topeka neighbor.
    Mom Kim & Lady Shasta

  26. Mary Ann,,
    we are sooo very sorry about Keith,,, so sorry

  27. We just read the news about your beloved Keith and we are very deeply sorry to hear this. Love,Light, Strenghts and Soft Pawkisses to comfort you <3 <3 <3

  28. I just received a letter concerning your loss. I am so very sorry about Keith. We are sending prayers and love to you at this time. ♥

  29. We just read about your loss. We are so sorry.
    Love and licks,
    Teddy and Mommy

  30. Mary Ann, I have been checking your blog often, waiting to hear updates on Keith and since you haven't written for so long I was fearing the worst and now I see that your dear Keith has passed away. I add my sympathies to all the others and pray for much comfort in the days ahead. Nannie


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