May Photo Challenge: Outdoor Activities

The month of May-hem is finished. It’s a miracle I got any photos to use for this month’s challenge with all the indoor activities that went on this month….birthdays, our niece’s high school graduation, Mom’s Day, student presentations, final grades and semester wrap up, end-of-the-year awards for Peanut’s school….plus, I had to cover for an employee who took some vacay days.

Whew….bring on June. But before that happens, we’re to share our May photos for PJ’s monthly challenge. This month was Outdoor Activities. Now, I could have provided tons of indoor activity pics this month, but let’s see what’s in the May file for outdoor fun.

Outdoor #1
The very first outdoor activity I look forward to in the spring is watching the hummers return to middle Missouri. As soon as I see a couple hovering around where the feeder should be, I quickly mix up the nectar and find the feeders that were so efficiently packed away for winter.

Outdoor #2
Next on the list is usually hauling out the fairy garden furnishings and setting up the village with Peanut. This year, we have a new resident to the fairy garden area. He’s yet to be named, although we have some great choices via a Facebook poll. Artemis? Howard? Gizmo? Elmsworth? Waldorf? Ashford? Timber Who? Winston? George? Professor? Snoops?  Which is your favorite?

Outdoor #3
I mentioned our niece’s high school graduation. The ceremony itself was indoors, but her after party offered an opportunity to take a few photos outside to commemorate her milestone event.

Outdoor #4
Something has been busy with outdoor activities in our yard. We have about a dozen of these holes in the back part of our property. Another Facebook questionnaire resulted in everything from armadillos to earth nostrils.

Outdoor #5
Beware small children welding water guns. This favorite outdoor activity is in full swing now that temps have warmed and Missouri humidity has increased. Cabo is their favorite target…much to his enjoyment!

Outdoor activities will abound the next few months. To kick off the season, blog hop over to PJ’s on May 31st and see what other outside activities happened this month.

12 thoughts on “May Photo Challenge: Outdoor Activities

  1. “Whew….bring on June. ”

    I know, Lisa, can you believe that it’s already JUNE?!?! Where did May go????

    FANTASTIC photographs for this challenge! That first one of the humming bird is AMAZING! Bravo to you for that photo capture!

    Love the face on the tree. PRICELESS!

    “Beware small children welding water guns. This favorite outdoor activity is in full swing now that temps have warmed and Missouri humidity has increased. Cabo is their favorite target…much to his enjoyment!”

    OMG…that is so funny because when I was a kid, I LOVED shooting a water pistol. It was one of my favorite summertime memories. I loved that, and also blowing BUBBLES with a bubble machine 🙂

    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. And HAPPY JUNE!

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  2. It looks like your summer is off to a wonderful start, Lisa! The time just seems to fly, doesn’t it???

    Peanut and Twix look like they’re having a wonderful time keeping Cabo cool! 🙂

    Yup, I know those holes. We have sooooo many of them around here, and I have no idea what they’re from. Someone told me moles, but when I “Googled” it, it showed me mounds of dirt, which we also have. 😦

    Oh, it’s definitely an Artemis!!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

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  3. Where did my comment go, I visited on Friday?
    Anyway, cute hummer, I’m amazed how tiny it is.
    I’d like to submit Waldorf and Winston for your garden friend.
    Congrats on your niece’s graduation! Isn’t it crazy how time flies?

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    • I don’t know where it went? I remember seeing it! Hummers are only about 7 inches long and can fly up to 50 miles per hour. Truly amazing little creatures.


  4. OK, I have to bow to you for the hummingbird shot. Those are SO HARD TO DO! WOW you nailed it! I especially love all the descriptions for each shot. They made me smile and laugh!

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  5. Lisa, you made me laugh out loud with your opening sentence…May-hem! How accurate a description for this chaotic time of year! 🙂 And that hummingbird shot? In my wildest dreams I would time a shot so perfectly. I have never heard of a fairy garden except from your blog. It’s a fund idea and lovely tradition. Way to go!

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