Rain, rain come and stay. . . . . . we love having you
for a day!
Yesterday's near perfect weather provided quite good conditions for mowing
the grass and tidying up a bit around the front garden.
Pollen still a problem as it was breezy - evening was spent sneezing - but fortunately
we don't seem incapacitated by serious allergies as are so many during this season.
Our fixer-upper guy had a medical problem and hasn't shown up yet, hopefully
he's going to arrive tomorrow and start on the cottage repairs.
Today it's raining which has helped dampen down the pollen. You can see it here
on the cushions - no point in cleaning them off until perhaps next weekend when most
of the pollen should be done with. After today the weather will be sunny and dry for
Did you see my little nesting box in the above photos?
I told you some weeks back that the Carolina chickadees were cleaning out
the box. Later they brought in new twigs and such, now there are apparently
eggs being kept warm - both male and female incubate - and we see this pair
coming and going with food as this one was yesterday in the sunshine.
Baby chickadees soon hopefully!
Our two jasmines on the porch posts are already in bud, new growth is rampant
and will soon require pruning weekly so we can get in the front door!
Everywhere is looking quite lush and lovely. That middle tree behind the bird
feeder - which needs filling again - is our Celeste fig which hopefully will bring us a
good harvest again in late Summer.
We live on a cul-de-sac and are fortunate there is no house directly across from us,
just the small wooded area where the foxes and hawks hang out.
In so many ways we are lucky to live here, and it looks like we too will be
hanging out here for a while longer!!!