I love spring! This past weekend was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Sunday, I slept in – 6am - well, it’s two hours later than usual. Then I sat on the back deck sipping coffee and watching the birds. We had several new visitors and a few old friends who returned. I was watching the GIANT red headed woodpecker thinking about the old Heckle and Jeckle coloring book I had at my grandmothers – I thought those crows were funny! When all of a sudden, I was buzzed and, a few seconds later, I was buzzed again. One of our hummingbirds had returned and was DEMANDING that I put out the feeders – no problem’O! I was excited to have him back!
While hanging the hummingbird feeder, I noticed the House Wren was back. She was busy building a nest in our deck fan! This is an accident waiting to happen! So, I removed her house.
When I removed her house this time, I put some pieces of wood around the base of the fan so she wouldn’t try to rebuild.
I really like this House Wren and I would love for her to nest in our backyard so I decided to fix her a house.
old house no one wanted…
a little paint… a few flowers…
a little clear coat…
and the flowers on the front glow in the dark! Front porch lights!
Next, I cut the yard and took a nap in the hammock. It was so nice listening to the birds. I woke up to my husband running the table saw… Nap over! I decided to weed the flowerbed and LOOK what I found!
I’ve had a BIG morning and I’m hungry… I go inside to fix something to eat and see that my mom has called and she is on her way over. Guess what she’s bringing me! More flowers She is bringing Buttercups from Aunt Miller’s house and Purple Irises from her house. I love getting flowers and plants from my family especially the family members who taught me how to care for plants in the first place. We planted the flowers in the front flowerbeds.
Other than basketball, the last thing we looked at today was the baby blue birds!! We have at least 3 sets of babies during the summer months – they are SO cute.
I love the spring!!! Everything is coming to life. The flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and there are always things to do… I hope you take the time to enjoy God’s creations with someone you love!
The babies are all grown up and ready to leave the nest. In fact, they left shortly after we took this picture!