Tuesday, May 15, 2012


This is what I've been doing lately. We had five little bluebirds in the backyard birdhouse, and they just fledged today Fortunately I was in the kitchen and saw the first one fly onto our deck right outside the back door. He sat there as if to say, "have you seen my Mama?". His siblings soon fledged, too, flying off in all different directions. It's a good thing their parents are good at rounding them up! Now we can enjoy our deck again. Dear husband was able to mow that part of the yard again, too, thank goodness! We're going to go sit on the deck and have a glass of wine tonight to celebrate!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Has it really been that long?

Well....I guess it has been that long. It's spring now and we don't need a fire in the wood stove so often now. In fact, we've had some days that were more like summer than spring...one day in the upper 80s...that's summery enough for me!
But my cherry trees have been in full bloom this week. We had a drizzly day earlier and some of the blossoms are dropping now, making a beautiful pink carpet underneath. Fortunately I got these photos before that began. We're supposed to get some much needed *real* rain this weekend and that will take the rest of the blossoms down, but I'll have these photos to enjoy anyway.