Tuesday, August 07, 2012

FROGS AND BYE BYE PALM TREE

TODAY:  I thought I would show you how well our frogs are doing, they love their home, and the love flies!  I have been feeding them mealworms a lot as there have been no flies around the house (which is a good thing!), but last week I bought a punnet of fly eggs, and as they hatch into flies, the frogs go nuts!

Usually they hide during the day, but with flies in their terrarium, they are out and about:



ABOVE:  I used the flash in this photo, so there is some glare from the glass, but it highlights the frogs lovely colouring.

ABOVE: in this photo you can see three frogs, and there was another one UNDER the two piggy backing frogs too!

ABOVE:  look how long his back legs are!  You don't realise how long they are until they do this.

ABOVE:  see?  You can understand how they can leap so far when you know how much propulsion they get with those back legs.

PALM TREE.  Well we pruned it right back some months ago, but we knew it would have to go as it would have just gotten bigger and cracked not just our driveway, but the neighbour's as well.  AND there was the MAINS water supply only a couple of metres from it too!
So, Steve cut it down last night:

ABOVE:  before.

ABOVE:  during...

ABOVE:  the final chop..

ABOVE:  Bex giving it a hug (so you can tell it's size). I'm going to leave the trunk there as I love it's shape and I am trying to think of a way to 'use' it ... maybe I will shove a KIWI flag on top of it!

Today Bex and I will go to Spotlight so I can buy some grey fabric for her Baby Quilt.... for one of the animals that is going on it.  We will probably take Lacy and Keera along too.

ONWARD...

Re: the palm.  I am wondering if I can get some sort of succulents to grow on it, like shove some sphagnum moss in the cavities and see what happens?  It could look quite awesome!
Or those 'air' plants... the ones that seem to grow on anything and their roots hang in the air?  Must investigate the possibilities.

Bex and I are off soon to pick Lacy and Keera up... then off to the mall.  We are meeting up with my SIL Khady for lunch too... so a lovely morning is planned.

FOUR HOURS of solid shopping.  With girls.  What FUN.... lol
I bought some fabric for Bex's cot quilt, and.... ya gunna love ... flies.

HEEE HEEE HE.

We also had a nice lunch at the food court, and now Bex and I are home, Lacy and Keera are at their home, and my SIL has gone back to her home too.

Kids arrived home from school only 5  minutes after we got home, THAT was good timing!

End of Day:  dinner was really nice, hot meaty soup... so good on a winter's night. NOT that it's very cold here I must say.
Time to do something I've put off for a few days... brushing Coco's ears, they are matted and she hasn't let anyone else comb them.  So it's up to me.  
nite nite.

24 comments:

  1. Will the palm actually stop growing now that the fronds are gone? It seems to me it would just send out new fronds from the top but since I live in a climate that does not have palms I really don't know anything about them.

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  2. Piggy back some deer hunter ferns onto it so they cover it and hang down they look like deer horns and are fat thick lush green they are my favourite, hang hanging baskets off it?

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  3. I was thinking the same thing as Bella.

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  4. thank you so much for the frog photos! they are awesome! The smaller one of mine sometimes sits on the bigger one's back but not often. They have been doing a lot of croaking lately (like this morning) and waking me up, but what a sound to wake up to! I cleaned the tank last night so they must be happy :-)

    I love the colouring of yours. How unusual are they! Sweet as! Thanks again xx

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  5. thank you so much for the frog photos! they are awesome! The smaller one of mine sometimes sits on the bigger one's back but not often. They have been doing a lot of croaking lately (like this morning) and waking me up, but what a sound to wake up to! I cleaned the tank last night so they must be happy :-)

    I love the colouring of yours. How unusual are they! Sweet as! Thanks again xx

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  6. Such a cute picture of Bex hugging the tree! Maybe some bromeliads would grow in the crevices of the trunk?

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  7. Anonymous10:16 AM

    ditto bella's comments! The problems are the roots, so if the 'truck' of the tree is still there they will still be growing. I imagine you will need to remove the whole thing! Shame, cos it was a stunning plant.

    I think it is kind of like cutting the hairon your head - the hair on your toes keeps growing!!!

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  8. Anonymous10:17 AM

    and where is a bump photo from bex?????? have they made any plans yet re when baby is born/where they will live? it sounds like her midwife is in auckland?

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  9. WOW that is a tall palm.
    Well done to Steve for trimming it for you

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  10. I had a good laugh catching up on your posts. Love the dogs pics esp. Your dogs are photogenic too!
    People tell me to stop eating carbs too. If I don't get to eat my bread everyday I am so unlovable. I'm still struggling with my exercise routine. Some days I just don't want to do it.

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  11. I was thinking the same as Bella too.... air plants or whatever they are called are cool :)

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  12. Shame about the palm tree cause I think they're beautiful. But wouldn't you have to remove the whole palm to stop the roots from growing.

    I'm amazed how much lovely hair Keera has. Little miss sophia has fine blond hair and you can't see it. Rather like her dad's was.

    Hope you had a lovely lunch with the girls and sil.

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  13. I would think it would grow back too but guess you'll deal with it when it happens. We are getting treework done soon, too.

    PS luv your froggies. :)

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  14. Sounds like you had a nice day out shopping. Glad the frogs got some flies but I must admit, I'm a bit freaked out by frogs. I don't think I would sleep a wink knowing they were in my house!

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  15. Sounds like a lovely day out for you girls.

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  16. I love love love the little frogs.....how fun to watch them.....the one in your bottom photo looks almost ceramic.....so beautiful.....the colors are so pretty.........Can't wait to see your new quilt.....YOU ARE SO TALENTED....I think I need to get started on something for our little one coming in December.......could you come to Arizona and help me hahahaha I WOULD LOVE THAT YOU KNOW!!!!!!! Although you ARE a busy Grandma too!!!!!!!

    Just have to say my friend.......I sure love ya!!!!

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  17. Right this is a bit random..I read your blog on my phone...when i clicked on your link a post came up dated Dec 2007.You just had a earthquake in Palmy.and you referred to a comment i made...crazy stuff...what a. hoot.Do you ever read old posts.Five years ago I was stalking you...lol

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  18. Right this is a bit random..I read your blog on my phone...when i clicked on your link a post came up dated Dec 2007.You just had a earthquake in Palmy.and you referred to a comment i made...crazy stuff...what a. hoot.Do you ever read old posts.Five years ago I was stalking you...lol

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  20. Right this is a bit random..I read your blog on my phone...when i clicked on your link a post came up dated Dec 2007.You just had a earthquake in Palmy.and you referred to a comment i made...crazy stuff...what a. hoot.Do you ever read old posts.Five years ago I was stalking you...lol

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  21. You are one busy lady. So much happening in a week. Warmer weather is on the way.

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  22. I really enjoy your frogs! They are quite handsome!! I bet your palm tree grows back. You just chopped the leaves off. lol. Take a chain saw and cut it about 4 feet high and put a bird bath on it!!..debbie

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  23. Love the frogs. They make me want to go some at the pet store.

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  24. The frogs look like they're doing really well, I don't meet many people day to day who keep frogs actually!

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