Friday, July 10, 2009

A few more flowers on the farm

Assalam alykom:

Even though it is summer, the flowers are abundant here in the prairies. This first picture is of wild chamomile. It smells so good! I have picked a bunch of it, dried it out, and I am storing it for the winter. I think it makes a perfect winter drink! This other picture reminds me of green feathers.

Are you able to spot a bee or butterfly on any of these flowers?

Mirror Mirror on the wall

We were installing an air conditioner into the kitchen window, and we had to remove part of the window. Well, I spotted my female guinea hen looking at her reflection. She was spending all her time grooming, preening and looking at her beautiful self. It is really quite ironic because if you have ever gotten real close to these birds they are not real pretty. They look very prehistoric and could pass for a dinosaur. They have a horn on their head, very pruney wrinkled skin and some kind of long hair. My children were so amused by her need to see her beauty that they eventually put a small mirror for her. Her and her husband spend a few hours a day in front of it admiring themselves.