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It's spring! It's time for my senior mom to start gardening. BUT last week, the temperatures were in the high 70s. Now, it's dropping to the 30s with a possibility of snow! That didn't stop my mom! She started some vegetable seeds in pots outside when the weather was great. (I had such a fun chuckle with her last night when I discovered that these "tomato plants" are really "Mammoth Sunflowers." She just put the tomato sign in for one of the grandchildren! 🙂 )
She even made portable homemade mini greenhouses with plastic bag covers over each individual little plant – and they're working well!
Notice the twigs? She caught a neighborhood cat sitting on her plants! So she layered the twigs to make it a tad uncomfortable and discourage the kitty from that particular spot.
She loves all the wildlife that comes into our yards. The kitties (except for when they sit on the seeds), the bunnies, and the birds. EXCEPT that the birds also seem to be pulled toward the plants. But she solved that easily as well. My easy to use Canon Powershot digital camera stalked and shot this nasty looking varmint —
No worries, though. It's one of the many FAUX snakes from my senior moms gardening supplies – it scares the birds away from plants. Then they can go over near the tree where she puts all the yummy food they love to eat. 🙂
As you can tell, my senior mom really loves gardening. And since garden activities are wonderful, healthy, fun and physical senior citizen activities, it's an excellent hobby for her. How about your senior parents? Do they love gardening? Or perhaps their hobby is photography, like one of mine. In that case, you might want to share Sweet Shot Tuesday with them to give them, and you, some fun and creative ideas for taking more photos of grandkids and gardens. 🙂
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