Friday, July 10, 2009

What's For Breakfast?

It was hot overnight. When I took the dogs out at 11 last night, it was still 83 degrees. Tess woke me at 5:40 this morning and as I stumbled out the back door with them, this is what I saw.

At first there were peachy streaks in the sky.

The sun started peeking thru and it was all purple, peach and yellow.

Finally the sun got control and it looked like another hot, sunny day was ahead. After feeding the dogs I went back to bed and I thought I heard thunder. Yep, thunder rumbles, none of the loud banging stuff and we even got some rain. Good.

July in Missouri brings out lots of critters. Some are cute and helpful, some are horrid , stinging monsters or things that eat every bit of green vegetation in sight. This is a firefly, one of the good guys. I love to watch them in the yard at night, twinkling like little stars.

The butterfly bush brings in a lot of visitors each day. Here is a small moth.

A bee has to check out each flower on the stalk.

Butterflies, of course, check in. I think they get drunk on the nectar, as they fly around in circles and come back to the bush again.

This is a spotted skipper. We get a lot of them.

Remember this picture from last weekend? Morgan was waiting for the lizzard to come out from under the rock. When it did, she missed it.

This morning Morgan moved a big rock by herself and there was the lizard.

She got it this time. She was ready to eat it for breakfast, but I managed to pull her away from it.

She had injured it so badly that it didn't survive. Rob put it in the chiminea and we cremated it.

Morgan was very angry with me. She worked hard for that lizard and thought she should be able to eat it. She wouldn't look at me and didn't want to come inside with me. I had to drag her in. What did she have for breakfast?

Look at this. Just to prove that I can cook, here's a picture of the cherry coffeecake I made last night. Rob brought home some fresh cherries and I needed to use them soon, so I made this. I had made the recipe using blueberries before.

It turned out well and we had it for breakfast and Morgan got some too. It probably wasn't as tasty as a live lizard, but it was OK.


Unknown said...

Wow! What a great photos. I can never get pics of the butterflies and bees.

I can't believe you took the lizard away from Morgan. Is she through being mad at you or is she still pouting? g

Lapdog Creations said...

Oh no... Mama stole her kill! :) She does look like she's pouting...

Great sunrise photos!

Sam said...

What a beautiful cake! At least Morgan got to have some of that - maybe it helped make her feel better after her snack was taken away.

Nice sunrise, too, but my oh my you can really feel the heat, even through the photos.

Thor and Jack said...

Beautiful sunrises!
Great pictures!
Your cake looks fabulous! Can I have some? ;)
Happy weekend.

SissySees said...

My butterfly bush hasn't bloomed yet.

I think Morgan is a lucky girl and should be happy with cherry cake!

LizzieJane said...

Wonderful cake Sue and much better tasting than a nasty lizard, although Morgan doesn't seem to think so! She really does look like she is upset at not being able to have her tasty snack. I am sure she will get over it.
Have a wonderful weekend!

bbes tribe said...

Beautiful photos of the sunrise. Sometimes it is better to go out really early in the morning. Too bad about the lizard. BUT that cake sure does look yummy!!!
Ernie & Sasha

Tee said...


We're all hungry now just admring your cherry coffee cake including the Chief!

Licks and wags

Tuffy and the Dog WOods Pack

soulbrush said...

great sunrise, in fact glorious. poor morgan, she is so mad....snuffles would've run away from the lizard (i think). great garden pics too, and wow what an amzing cake, yummy, i can smell it's wonderful aroma from way over here.

Molly the Airedale said...

Your cherry coffeecake looks VERY yummy!
Our butterfly bush is just beginning to come into bloom! They're so pretty!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Beautiful flowers, cute critters and yummy food. Too bad we can't get this silly Midwest weather to cool down a bit.

Woo, the OP Pack

Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

I did enjoy your pictures Sue, and I have noticed in my garden this year there has not been as many bees about, I have a hanging basket next to the door and a few are happy buzzing around that. Its raining where I am but its still warm and pleasant, bonnie and I love it anyway we have just been out for our walk, she is so much better now. Shame about the lizard but it happens. best wishes Julie.C

dreameyce said...

RIP Lizard! You sure picked the wrong yard! It was sweet you cremated it :)