Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Happy World Donkey Day!

Here, Ruby shows off the smart and useful trick that she taught herself, while Gracie tries to help.

Happy World Donkey Day to all!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Garden Party

I wish that I had everything looking great for a Garden Party! So much to be done in the perennial gardens, and the yard. The vegetable garden won’t be dry for quite awhile, although we do have some lettuce varieties, onions and kale up and growing slowly. The good news is we have plenty of moisture.

Plenty. Of moisture. What an odd sight we saw on our Friday, May 3rd trip to Sedalia, MO – snow in May! And enough for a snow plow…

So this week we are re-welcoming Spring with open arms. It’s back in the 70’s today with sunshine.. perfection. It’s back to our regularly scheduled yard and garden work, and of course.. birdwatching.

Here’s a 30 second or so glimpse of some of our regular Spring visitors.

I love it when I can capture two very different sizes and colors in close proximity.
Red-headed Woodpecker and Indigo Bunting




Loving the Baltimore Orioles! Their happy calls, the brilliant color, and their sweet addiction to grape jelly.


Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak (new – recycled feeder made by Mr. W – it’s a big hit!)

What birds can you spot in this two-minute slow motion video?

Off to accomplish some mundane chores, then I’m having my own garden (clean-up) party! What’s everyone up to today?


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