Male Eastern bluebird
Last week I ventured out from my home to the local AT HOME store.
I've been searching for new lanterns for the fig tree - the red ones were falling
apart and had to go! For a change I was looking for blue - we have blue chair
cushions on the porch, blue hydrangeas, and currently bluebells, all around us.
Spotting these three good sized metal ones with glass sides, easy open door
for candles, and not too pricey ($14.99 ea.) I grabbed them quickly and had them
hanging a few hours later.
This female comes to the suet often - robins usually don't do this.
Our 'Peter Rabbit' has been seen a lot this week. He's really large and
quite handsome............and hopefully nibbling nothing but our grass!
This morning I was surprised by this visitor whom we haven't seen
since last Fall. . . . . . . . . . . Chippy, the little chipmunk, was busy cleaning
up under the bird feeders.
Happy to see this delightful little creature again after his long hibernation.
We are having an 88F day here - far too warm for me, especially along
with the heavy clouds of yellow oak and pine pollen coating everything
Our chimney sweep is due shortly - no more fires on the hearth until
next winter - then I plan to go shopping for my Boston hanging ferns for
front porch - which is more fun than spring cleaning house which will have to
be tackled soon.
We planted three new azaleas and one hydrangea in the back garden this week.
Meanwhile, still awaiting the full blooming of our older, now very large,
George Tabor pink azaleas - should be any day soon, and with some rain
expected tomorrow and Friday we are looking forward to a pretty
garden weekend ahead.