Wednesday, April 25, 2018
They are not my tulips but they are next door. Mine will be open in a few days. Those two who live there have their roses all trimmed back already and have a vegetable garden started.
I have yard work to do this morning. It is still cool our there but it isn’t hard to put on a coat and a stocking cap. I have some grass areas that need to be repaired and can find sod in the backyard to use. I am glad the we are having a better kind of weather. Thanks for stopping in today. Later.........
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The pussy willow took on a new look this morning as all of the pods started to open. I have never had one before and I sure didn’t expect this to happen. When I first saw it I thought was in flower bloom.
The branches that I have inside in a vase did skip this step. If they had I would have put them out side on the deck. They can’t be called a flower but they are a pretty explosion.
Anyway, I picked up a truck load of sticks off of the yard and took it to the city dump. My truck bed is a full sized one so that was a lot of pieces of wood. I didn’t get it done to perfection but I got the most of it. I worked toward exhausting stage 2 and just quit. I will probably have to start mowing up there next week. We had a horrible wind storm up there last week early and I had a section of my backyard fence laying on the ground. It would be easy to put back again but I did too much with the sticks to have energy to do that project.
Our neighbor to the northwest has his first part of a vegetable garden done. They do the lettuce and radish thing and it was late for them to get it in. I definitely will stop feeding the big bird food to keep them from being in the area. I really only remember robins were hard on new sprouting plants but I‘ll just be safe by stopping the feeding. I trimmed back an invading vine at the new place yesterday and the raking and picking up of branches so I should not be doing much walking around tomorrow or the rest of this day either. I need to get back into shape physically for spring and it will take a while. Well trudge on everyone and thanks for stopping by today.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Monday morning starts with a great set of clouds. The sun really is being covered up by the dark cloud on the right side of this photo. The shine from behind the darkness lights up the pattern of clouds.
New England bluebells are coming alive. I think a good rain would help them out or a bucked of water from me. I still have difficulty seeing this clay like soil having lived on a property with black soil all those years.
It looks like a good day for us and I will try to use it wisely. I find that it is tie to get moving now that the weather is not a major factor in outside work now. I hope everyone is doing well out there and all of you have a great day.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
The moods created by the clouds do put out a feeling of undetermined weather. The warming of the earth is taking place now in our area even though most things are really behind in their spring stages of development. Thanks for stopping by today.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
I zoomed in on her this morning, thinking she was nesting. She was not nesting. She is eating something from the spruce. It may be the ends of the pine branch. Other birds are feeding on the tree too. I had one view finder look at her smacking her beak as if she were eating peanut butter. I am sure it is a dry material and she does prefer it to what I have in my feeders.
The mourning doves are spending time on the deck while we are eating breakfast. I showed up with the camera and the one is immediately taking off from the scene. The male is larger than the female as we watched them sitting on our deck rail. There is a size difference.
I have not any patience to get a clear shot of the goldfish at this time. I do want to show how clear and clean the water it. I am also showing the one green spot that the algae eater has not cleaned. He really has done a good job of make the majority surfaces clear of the green stuff.
I am back in fourth grade learning how to root things. I think I did root a carrot head in water when I was in third grade. This was just a display of pussy willow branches among flowers but it became more. The branches appreciated having water to make them continue to grow. Now that the flower bouquet is spent the branches still look good in the glass vase by themselves.
I have been anxious to see the actual tree outside to put out leaves but my inside sticks are doing it with ease. The short buds are cute but they are also a mess as the fall off the branches and land on the counter or floor.
I was thinking this morning after seeing this mess that I am about to shut down this feeding operation. Once this batch is eaten, and they will clear it all away, I will stop it all. I want the table back and maybe in a few weeks we can sit out on the deck. There is no snow to keep them from finding their own food. It really will take them a week to clean up things but from experience I know ever piece of millet will be gone. The sunflower seed hulls do also wash away or are blown away.
I will continue to feed the thistle seed all summer. I like seeing the goldfinches hanging on the socks. The house finches do eventually just leave the go about nesting apparently in timber areas around our development.
Our days are going to now be warmer. Our normal temps are much warmer than what we are having but I do think the scales have been tipped toward the warmer temperatures. I wish everyone to have a good day today. Thanks for stopping by at my blog.
Friday, April 20, 2018
The red twig dogwood is looking good but still now new leaves have shown up yet. The statue in the back sits in the sun waiting for warmer weather.
The sun is going to shine all day today. It will be nice to see things becoming greener. We have flowering trees that should have been in bloom by now that might just start doing that. I hope everyone with cold and snow is now feeling this southerly breeze that we are having. Thanks for stopping by today.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Mr. Cardinal is crushing down the larger sized millet. Some of the smaller birds don’t like that larger sized seed so they leave it around until I have to dump it.
We sent off a birthday box for our youngest s2 year old grandson this morning. His parents really are going to have to do a garage sale to get rid of all of the toys they have. We sent some fresh new ones today for our sweet littlest guy. Recently we received some shots of Teddy eating a fudge ice cream bar. It was all over his person. This morning we got a shot of him working with stamp pads at daycare. Teddy had used his forehead and cheeks as places to press the stamps.
We are off on an adventure this afternoon and won’t be gone for lone. We are promised that spring will be here tomorrow and we will see no more snow ever this year. I bought some lawn treatment materials this morning while at the Ace hardware. I had gone for a new light bulb for our range hood but I did buy my weed and feed stuff. I wish everyone a good day today. Thanks for stopping in today.