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I love magpies, they sit on the TV aerials and sing beautiful songs each morning. They live in family groups and the young stay for quite awhile with their parents. The fledgings are really demanding. It is hilarious when you see the parents have had enough and are telling the youngsters off....
These birds were at a clients and they were helping me by eating the curl grubs which they adored!
We have a family who live at La Trobe's Cottage and I have started putting saucers of water out for them. They think the cottage is theirs and it is! They are very friendly and cheeky birds and when the guides are giving tours of the cottage they stand at the door listening...... Sometimes they come in.
We are very lucky here in Port Melbourne as we also have native lorikeets. They are very noisy, a beautiful green colour and about 5.00pm fly low in flocks into the trees. It is like a bomber coming through.
Anyone else looked at the Gardening Calendar pages? I just clicked on the calendar from the Community and Resources tabs and can see everyones calendar and go to their profile page.
I did wonder though how you change the month during the year. Is it the Add New Entry? So then when I want to add more to the January page I do it from New Entry? Just asking as I am going to SEE THE SUNSHINE AND FEEL its warmth in the next few day. I intend to sit on the patio if I have to cover up with a blanket. My body and soul need sun. And I may do something in the gardens I want to add to my January calendar.
Spent most of the day relaxing and watching the birds. Seems like, as the weather turns a bit cooler more new birds show up. I have so many Golden Finches right now that 3 finch socks do not seem like enough. Seems the more I put out the more show up.
I am seeing Sparrows, Juncos, Robins, Woodpeckers and Chickadees. Along with Nuthatches, Flickers and Hawks. I laughed so hard at one little red-breasted nuthatch today that went through this whole routine just to get one seed and fly off. It was like watching it do an aerobics workout.
Now there is thunder and lightening and the sun is gone and so are all the birds. Getting so much needed rain. But wanted to share some of the birds with my GG friends!
“There’s Mocky.” or “There’s the Mock.” Marilyn would say. Those were our pet names for the Mockingbird. We enjoyed watching him chase other birds out of his territory. He would claim a particular plant that provided food, such as the Red Twig Dogwood or the Honeysuckle, and defend it from any interlopers.
The berries on the Dogwood were relished by the neighborhood Robins, but they got very few of them if Ol’ Mocky was around. He chased the Robins clean out of sight.
Early one morning I was putting some peanut butter out on one of the feeders for the Carolina Wren, one of my favorite birds. The Wren loved peanut butter. As I was putting the peanut butter on the feeder I noticed the Mock watching me from his perch on top of the Wisteria plant. He tilted his head to one side, then the other, paying close attention to what I was doing. I walked back to the porch, watching for the Wren. But the wren didn’t have a chance to sample the peanut butter. By the time I was on the porch the Mockingbird was already eating the peanut butter. I could tell he liked it a lot.
From then on every time I put out peanut butter the Mockingbird would be the first one to it. Every time I would see him at the feeder I would whistle, just a simple whistle. It was just two notes. A drawn out low note followed by a quick high note, the same whistle every time he came to the feeder. After a few days the bird learned that every time I whistled there would be some food for him. When I whistled Ol’ Mocky would fly to the feeder and wait. As I walked to the feeder with the peanut butter the bird would fly to the Wisteria and wait untill I put out the food and walked away, then he would fly down and enjoy the snack.
One day I whistled, the same two note whistle, but the Mocking bird didn’t show up, I whistled again as I put his favorite food on the feeder. “Where is he?” I wondered. I whistled again as loud as I could, then started to walk away. I took only one step and then it happened, I was shocked. I was only one step away from the feeder when the Mockingbird flew down to eat the meal. He landed no more than two feet away from me and began eating. He paid no attention to me as I watched him at less than an arms length away. I felt some kind of connection.
I felt like I had him trained, I would whistle and he would come to the feeder. If I was in the house I would keep an eye out for him. When he landed where I could see him from the sunroom, I would go outside and whistle as I put out the peanut butter. He would be at the feeder as soon as the food was in sight. The bird was smart, he would land in front of the windows so I would see him, then I would take him out his peanut butter. I had him trained! He would perch where I could see him, then he would be fed.
“I’ve got him trained!” I told Marilyn.
“No you don’t, he’s got you trained.” she said. “Every time he sits in front of the window you run out and feed him, he has you trained.”
“What?” I said. “Me trained, you’re crazy.” But I knew that she was right, the bird trained me. Every time he sat in front of the window I would feed him.
“And besides,” Marilyn said “Its almost noon, can you make me something to eat?”
“O.K.” I said. Gosh, I must be easy to train.
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It has been cold all this week and we have gotten about maybe half an inch of snow, but tonight while walking home from a friend's house the snow was wafting down again, large fluffy flakes of ice crystals dancing on a slight breeze. The light from a near by lamp post really set them off against the night sky and for a moment the frozen stillness of a winter night, like a scene from a poem, was lingering around me, like time had slowed for just that moment for me to appreciate.
Earlier today there was a huge flock of birds in our patch of a front yard and from the second story window of our apartment it looked like a swarming mass of winged beasts coming to take over the garden. I guess they found the old birdseed I had scattered yesterday, or maybe the day before.
Tonight was a nice reminder of how essential a time of rest is for all the world in many different aspects of life. I hope everyone is enjoying their rest this winter.
The other night there were EIGHT raccoons in the yard at around midnight or so. They were all over my bird feeders, climbing on my pots and plants and generally making a nuisance of themselves. I chased them off several times, but the little critters would just go into the shadows and wait til I went into the house and then they'd come right back.
So now I'm not feeding the birds for a while. And I guess that might work because my daytime visiting raccoon just showed up, he checked out the entire yard and then left cause there's nothing there for him. Yippee! But my poor birdies are confused. They will be fine though - it won't hurt them in the least for my feeders to be empty for a little while. Especially at this time of year - there's plenty of natural food sources for them.
Last night my sweet hubby filled all my hummingbird feeders for me - he is so sweet. Then when I went to put the extra nectar away in the refrigerator, I spilled it and it went all over the entire insie of the refrigerator. So then we had to clean the entire 'fridge at 10:00 o'clock at night. And he helped me even though it was entirely my fault. I truly love that man,he is so good to me.
I'm trying not to notice that the garden is winding down. But yesterday at Walmart they had all the fall mums on display. They were pretty, but I'm just not ready for fall yet.
Last weekend, my friend, Sharon, who lives in Oklahoma City, came down for a visit with her husband. She brought me a gift: all the planters I gave her when we both lived in Washington State. So those planters traveled from me to her in Washington, then she took them with her when she moved to OKC and then she brought them back to me in Texas - those things have moved around. But I was really glad o get them. I want to plant some crape myrtles and I want really big pots for them as I don't want to plant them in the ground since this isn't my house.
Then my other friend, Ann, gave me some really nice gardening gloves. I told her I don't wear gloves when I garden, so I guess she thought I needed some. They are really pretty, but I just can't wear gloves to garden. I may start out wearing them, but pretty soon they come off and I'm digging in the dirt bare handed. There's just something about it. She told me I need to wear them to protect my nails and cuticles - it's a little late for that - I'm 59 years old and have never been able to wear gloves, so it's a little late to try to change now! I think the damage is already done!
Well, I had a most satisfactory visit with my new physician yesterday. Having a doctor who's younger than my eldest child is a bit disconcerting, but she seems more than competent and is definitely a sweet-natured little thing. I probably could have bullied her out of ordering a mammogram, had I tried. I haven't endured that particularly nasty form of torture for a very long time and I'm certainly not looking forward to the procedure, but I guess it's for my own good. She also ordered some blood work which I don't mind, and prescribed a topical therapy for my poor old knees. It was expensive, but seems to provide some relief. Apparently, the effects get better with time. I hope so. I hobble around like a 90-year old.
I didn't get my planter potted up yesterday, so I did that this morning before I went to the farm. This is the first time I've started flowers from seed. Usually I buy strong, healthy annuals from local nurseries. Mine look pretty spindly. I'm sure they'll fill in quickly, but I'm an impatient old woman.
I tidied up my holding bed. I don't know how I managed to double plant one row, but I corrected that by moving some clumps of irises to a different area. Then I moved more volunteer sunflowers into a second row and planted more seeds. It's strange how one's tastes change. There was a time when I thought sunflowers were coarse, ugly plants. Now my only problems with them are (a) that I need big heavy vases complete with rocks in the bottom to ensure they don't topple over; and (b) that they drop pollen like crazy, leaving a yellow mess on my tables. But I love their cheerful faces enough to bring them inside on a regular basis. I plan to plant some more tomorrow. They're great for attracting bees early on, and blue jays later. I also planted a row of calendulas for cutting later on. What curious seeds!
Speaking of birds, I must comment on their particular dislike of me. Kindly old ME, who never does harm to any of them! We have tons of resident barn swallows. Now, I admire and value those voracious little supersonic flyers, ( Their aerial acrobatics are a sight to behold and each one eats about 850 mosquitoes per day.) but do they return my affection? NOT!! They dive-bomb me on a regular basis, and I KNOW that this chubby old body doesn't resemble a mosquito in the least! Barn swallows are not alone in their aversion for me. My mom feeds hummingbirds all summer. Whenever I visit, one of my chores is to refill and rehang the feeders. You'd think those miniature helicopters would be grateful, but no. They, too, reward my generosity by using my head for target practice, swooping up and away at the last possible moment. The blue jays sit atop my sunflowers in the fall and scold me mercilessly while gorging on the seeds. Surely, they ought to be grateful that I plant their feast. Only our robins seem to have any regard for me at all, and then only when I've turned the soil and they've grabbed a hapless worm or two.
After I played with my flower plants and seeds, I turned my attention to the veggie bed again and got a row of wax beans and a row of Royal Burgundy beans planted before heading home. There's frost in the forecast tonight. Can't the weatherman read the calendar? It's June, for heaven's sake! I'll have to be up before the crack of dawn tomorrow to spray down some of my tender plants.
Enough ranting and raving for one evening! Happy gardening, everyone.
I made it back home from my little trip around the state of Texas and aunt and friend have gone back home also. What a fun time we had! Hubby managed to keep all my plants watered and didn't kill anything so I was very happy about that - I had left him step-by-step written instructions. He even kept my birdfeeders filled up for the birds. He's so sweet.
We had another one of those awful storms blow through here last night. One of our neighbors lost a tree - fortunately it only fell on their driveway and not on their house. I was really worried about all these 14 pecan trees in our yard, but we only lost branches, no trees. Thank goodness. I asked my sister-in-law and her daughter and granddaughter today if this is usual weather for this time of year in NE Texas - meaning these storm blowing in one after another - then a few days of really nice wonderful weather then another storm then nice weather. They said that yes, April and May are like this and then come June it's going to be hot, hot, hot just like that. I can tell it is going to take some time to adjust to this kind of weather.
A lot of my plants really took a beating in the storm from yesterday. The roses especially. There were five rose bushes here when I moved in. They were in sad shape - very neglected. I've nurtured them and pruned them and fed them and they were coming along nicely. It has been fun watching them come to life and seeing what they are. There is one beautiful yellow one; a deep dark red one; a beautiful coral one; one that I think is Double Delight (I'm pretty sure it is) and then one that hasn't bloomed yet. I'm anxious to see what color it is - I'm hoping for a white one.
Because I feed birds on all four sides of my house - I have volunteer sunflowers popping up all over. Whenever you buy sunflower seeds or read in gardening books they say sunflowers don't transplant well, but I can't stand to waste all those little plants, so I transplant them to better locations all the time (before hubby weedwhacks them or mows them down). Sometimes I have sunflowers growing in the strangest places. I like it though.
Bird activity has been absolutely wonderful for the last few days. Spring migration in Texas has to be some of the best birding in the entire country. A lot of birds fly through here on their way from Mexico and Central and South America on their way to their nesting sites further North. It is so cool. I've seen several birds that I've never seen before - it's so exciting!
And we have babies! We have baby bluebirds and baby wrens - 4 baby wrens - they are so cute. And the bluebirds are already building another nest; I think they are going to have another brood. That is so neat.
oh, and I finally got that book on Texas wildflowers while on my trip. I saw so many flowers that I couldn't identify I just finally had to have a book. I love it! It's wonderful.
I am itchy all over and super paranoid that I have creepy crawly things on me.
What started this, you might ask?
TICKS! I am so paranoid of TICKS! I HATE TICKS! Ticks, ticks, ticks - YUCK!
Since 2005, I haven't had any tick incidents......until today.
Hannah and I had gone up to visit with Pam and we helped her re-locate her stump flower pots. Hannah got to ride in the wheelbarrow and she got to ride all the way down to where the swing is. I pushed her for about half an our or so, then we decided to walk back home since her little hands were getting so cold. We took a detour into the bushes to check if we could find some wild rose starts that I could dig up, then back onto the driveway and down to the horse shed. We fed the horses and then walked up towards our house. I headed to grab the hummingbird feeders and then on my way back towards Hannah I noticed that she had a spider in her hair. I walked up closer to her and realized it was a tick in her hair! I FREAKED! I was able to smack it out of her hair and it landed on the concrete. I smashed it with a rock, there was not a drop of blood in the tick thank goodness which means it had just gotten on Hannah. I fix Hannah's hair up every day so I doubt I would miss one, but I don't want to have to deal with getting one out that has embedded itself into her. Oh, you think I'm freaked out now, boy, it will get way, way worse if I have to do that!! We're going to give her a good bath tonight to check her over and make sure she doesn't have any on her elsewhere.
I will have to find out some ways to help protect Hannah and myself from ticks this season. I sure hope it's not a "bad tick year"! We didn't seem to have a problem last year, and it was 2005 when it was the year that was so bad. Oooo-icky!
I spread out some bird seed last night since some new little birds have arrived. They are called the "Red Breasted Nuthatch". I think it's "Red Breasted Nuthatch" even though their breast color is actually more of a yellow color with a blue back/body. What makes them so special is that they hop down the tree, head down. Most birds can't do that. They are very acrobatic! I just love seeing them and I think that they are so sweet! I know I will see more as the summer comes.
Also, my Mother-In-Law filled her hummingbird feeders and today I heard, then saw the first hummer of the year! It made me so happy! I will be putting mine out soon.
What is the best ratio/recipe for
hummingbirds since I have never actually known the recipe?
I also found an area (the same area where Hannah may have picked up the tick though) that has tons of wild rose spikes that I can transplant. I am excited, so I have to get on that before it gets too far into the spring.
I checked through my garden today and things are progressing well. The crocus are still bloomed which is nice that they have lasted so long, and my hyacinths are really coming along as well.
What happens to a plant (perennial - English Daisy) when you over water it? Can you cause it to rot at the base of the plant? Somehow I manged to do that I think. I set it out to dry up a bit and accidentally left it outside on the porch all night. OOPS. I hope that it will recuperate though, so we'll just have to see. Any suggestions???
I didn't get any pictures put up yet, but will try later this evening or tomorrow.
P.S. I forgot to write this part.....lol:
I plan on planting some seeds directly in the garden soon, possibly
tomorrow or I may I will wait until Thursday when it is suppose to be
quite a bit warmer than it has been lately. I plan on planting:
1.) Malva Zebrina
2.) Sweet Peas - Spencer Giant Mixture
3.) Black-Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia Hirta
4.) Bachelor Buttons - Double Mixed Colors
5.) Mixed Poppies - I have no idea which kind they are, I just had some mixed in a bachelor button seed packet. Who, knows...
6.) Carrots - Danvers
7.) Peas - Lincoln
Are the above flowers/vegetables alright to put in the ground now, before the last frost date? Or should I be waiting. I think our last frost date is still 4 weeks away still (not quite positive, I will have to call one of our local nurseries to find out for sure).
Also how on earth do you find out exactly which zone your in? I have tried, and tried to figure it out with the zone maps, but they never show close enough on my area. We live in a sliver of color difference compared to the next zone over. It's hard to explain, but it is just overly difficult to figure it out.
Today was only a birdwatching day for me - not feeling up to any gardening, although it was a very nice day today. Sometimes I just like to make a note of what birds I am seeing in my garden. This is what I saw today:
I also saw a new bird for me - an Eastern Kingbird - I have never seen one of those before, so that was pretty exciting. He didn't actually come into my yard or come to the feeders; he's an insect eater, not a seed eater and was sitting on a fence and snapping up insects from the pasture.
I recently had hubby put up a new post-style plant stand for me right next to the bird bath. I put two potted vincas on it. I know the birds don't care if there are flowers there or not, but I like it and they like the new perch. They land on the top of the post, check the situation out and then fly down to the birdbath. It's kind of cute. I also have a couple of potted azaelas sitting beneath the birdbath. The silly little wren likes to take his bath in the saucer that catches the water beneath the planter. It's very comical.
Today when the hummingbird came to the feeder, he took one sip and flew away. That's my clue that it needed to be changed. Sugar water can turn pretty quickly when the weather is warm like it has been here. So I took down all the hummer feeders and put in fresh sugar water. In the meantime, the little hummer went to the irises that are blooming under the pecan tree for his nectar. I sure wish I had gotten a picture of that. It was so cute.
Oh the sun is blessing us today. The plants in the garden seem to be signing in unison with the birds. I am hearing a lot of bird calls I am not familiar with, we must be getting some migrating birds through. My finches are starting to get their color back...nice to see the yellows and reds. Most of our summer birds are back already.
I really wish there was a "facebook" or "gardenguides" for birds. I would like to make some of them my friends and refuse others. Some of them are such a nuisance, make big messes and drive other birds away. Alas mother nature doesn't seem to play by the technology rules...
More tulips are open today, and I heard that the Tulip Festival in Skagit County, just north of us finally has a bunch of tulips open, so it should be busy there this weekend, although it will be very muddy. If anyone is ever traveling to W Washington this time of the year, it really is a site to see.
I have a couple of things to do this morning, but then I am off to the garden this afternoon and tomorrow. I have guests coming on Saturday, and want to make sure the dandelions are under control. Don't want the guests to miss the real flowers blooming for the weeds.
Happy gardening to all!
I promised I would post the bird feeder that I had worked on all weekend and it's finally done. I just love how it turned out and it's over the top enough to let everyone know who made it lol! Anyway, here it is, the peacock--
Sitting here on my deck in the nice spring sunshine is so bittersweet. I got most of the weeds pulled this weekend and the garden looks good. Although by midweek we will be back to below normal temperatures and rain. I guess the motto of enjoy it while it is here is very true today.
As I sit here my mason bees are emerging from their box and butterflies are flying around. A chorus of birds are singing in the trees. Really it is an almost perfect day.
Today I went to the Washington Park Jonquil Festival in Arkansas with my friend Ann and her three adorable nieces. It was not quite what I expected. True, there were lots of jonquils, but most were past their prime and were not the focus of the festival anyway. It was mostly an arts and crafts fair. But that's okay, it was fun - I saw a lot of fun things and I bought a another bird feeder which I need like another hole in the head. But this is a suet log - and I've wanted one of those for a long, long time. It's a log with plugs drilled into it that you fill with suet, hang from a tree and wait for the birds and it came with a supply of suet, too. I hung it up right away when I got home. No takers yet, but birds are always a little leery of something new, so it may take them a few days. Anyway, I just love it!
There was another feeder there that I wanted also, but like I said, I don't need another feeder, but it was sooooooo cute and so GREEN (recycled). They had taken old tires, cut them into the shape of a sunflower, put screen in the center where the hole is attached a couple of chains and viola! a sunflower bird feeder - so cute - so original. I wish I'd thought to take a picture, but of course I didn't. And I don't know why I didn't buy one because I absolutely loved it and he was doing the most business of any of the vendors there. Very brisk business. And he traveled all the way from Branson, MO, too.
What a drastic change in the weather (again)!. Yesterday's high was only 35 degrees and today's high only 40. Too cold for me outside - I just worked with my seedlings indoors. I did go out and fill my bird feeders today in between rain showers. They were pretty empty; the birds were happy that I did that. It's supposed to stop raining and start warming up again after today - I have a few things to plant, so I hope so. The rain and wind have really done a number on my daffy's and hyacinths. They were standing up so tall and pretty, now they are just too heavy to stand up straight. Hopefully when they dry out, they'll perk back up.
I'm not sure I've gotten the hang of this blogging thing yet. I've written several entries, but they don't seem to show up here. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or if it's just the program. I've seen oher blogs where they mention similar problems and usually I'm pretty computer literate, so not sure what the problem is. Anyway, I'll give it one more go . . . .
Went to the Texarkana Home and Garden Show today. Texarkana is a SMALL town and it was a SMALL show held at the fairgrounds. Although the title said Home and GARDEN show, it really was a home show and very little Garden. Since we are renting right now until we decide if we want to stay in Texas, I really wasn't interested in all the security systems, home equity loans, mortgages, carpet cleaning, remodeling, etc. So I was a tad bit disappointed. But I did find out about some local nurseries and I will plan to visit them in the near future.
The weather has taken a drastic turn - it was over 80 degrees both yesterday and today. Lows in the 40's at night. Hard to believe that just last week we had a hard enough frost to solidly feeze the water in all my birdbaths and to damage the hydrangea that I just bought. It's not dead, but definitely damaged. I had to prune it back quite a bit. Live and learn - I guess.
Back home in Seattle they are getting SNOW today that's what my friends there are telling me. And here I am getting my beds ready for planting. What a difference 2300 miles makes! LOL!
Oh, the bluebirds have taken up residence in one of the bluebird houses. They started building a nest yesterday. And today after the homeshow I walked the footpath around the lake at the fairgrounds. I saw two mallards courting two females - very funny and then a male mockingbird courting a female. And he was very, very full of himself. Strutting around and puffing up his chest and fluffing up his feathers. It was really comical. I took a ton of pictures, but I haven't figured out how to post them on here yet . . . next time maybe or maybe this time. My back yard.
Another frost and the hydrangea I bought the other day bit the dust. It's not dead, but it definitely has frost damage. It will survive, but will not flower this year since hydrangea flowers on last years wood and I'm going to have to do some pruning to cut off all the damage. I know better than to leave nursery grown plants outdoors when there's danger of a frost - I just wasn't thinking. But I'll try to save it. I brought all the bedding plants in, but I just didn't think about the hydrangea. Lesson learned I guess.
A friend of mine gave me a whimsical bird feeder in the shape of a southern style porch swing. It's painted bright pink. Everyone knows I am an avid bird watcher/bird feeder. I have 23 birdfeeders in the yard right now and that's BEFORE I put out all the hummingbird feeders. I also have bird houses and I just put up two new blue bird houses. No activity there yet, but there are two wrens who are building a nest in a decorative bird house I have mounted inside the carport. I've never had any birds build a nest in this birdhouse before - it's kind of cute. These two wrens have been sheltering there all winter and now they are building a nest. The only problem with that is that it's right outside the carport door and they tend to dive at us when we go in and out that door!
I have a basket of pecans sitting in the yard left over from last fall. I'm trying to entice the squirrels to "come and get 'em." I miss my squirrels from my Seattle backyard. I had 12 regulars there and I enjoyed their antics and their attempts to get into the birdfeeders. It was so comical. The squirrels are very different here. They are bigger and colored differently. I guess these are fox squirrels and I had Eastern Gray squirrels in Seattle. Every once in a while I see a familiar gray squirrel here, but not often.
The other night as I sat by the living room window reading, a possum ambled by my window - I could have reached out and touched him he was so close to me. I can't figure out how he got in here. I am surrounded by a cow pasture on three sides and my yard is completely fenced in. But maybe he was lured by the pecans. I know that in the morning, something ha been eating the pecans, there was a neat little pile of pecan shells next to the basket when I checked it the next day.
Anchorage was beautiful. We had wonderful 79 degree weather and no rain. We were told it was the best week all summer. It is a beautiful town and we had such a good time. We went on a glacier trip and got to see a glacier caving. It was awesome and they are so beautiful and blue. I will post a picture tonight. Now I am at work. We went to the wild life preserve and saw all the Alaska big animals up close and personal. We even saw a moose and her baby along the side of the road at the airport. We stopped and took pictures. She didn't seem to mind and they are huge. I was fascinated by all the planes they have there. It is like eveyone has a plane instead of a boat or car. We also went to see Momma Mia and it was great. I laughed so hard and cried. I will see it again and then buy it and watch it more. At the end we all clapped. I would have loved to see the play. We stayed in a great Bed and Breakfast place called the " Artic Fox" and it was very nice and spacious. We had a 2 bedroom 2 bath room with a full kitchen and living room. They served a great breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 everyday and you went when you felt like it. The place was very busy and very clean. We even had a huge patio to lounge on in the sun. We also had a BBQ. We went gold panning too. It was all such fun and 4 days was not enough we only got to see the out skirts of anchorage for about 40 miles to Seward. I got some great pictures.
The little birds had flown the coop when I got back. At least the nest was empty. Maybe next year they will come back and nest.
My vacation started today and I leave for Alaska in the morning. I posted another picture of the birds. They are gettin so big. I will be gone for 6 days so I won't get another picture till next week unless my daughter takes some.
I found out that it is going to be national sisters day on Sunday and I will be with my sisters. I am so excited about this trip. One of the excursions we are going to take is to pan for gold. I think that sounds great and maybe go into a glacier or ice cave. I am sure I will tell you all about it and post a few pictures. I shall take hundreds though. We tend to have a very good time together. Everyone have a great evening and the rain finally came and I love it.