Thursday, June 25, 2009

The bird house

Pictured is the bird house that my granddaughter and grandson Alex help me put up on Sunday. It looks lonely with out birds, but I am happy to report that this morning I saw a bird at the door. On further investigation I saw grass or straw in it. I will try to capture the birds with my camera, but they move fast.
We did put up the bird house in the wrong direction for us to see the birds from inside our house, but the birds do not seem to care.
Because of our recent heat of upper 80's to mid 90's with high humidity my daughter and I have begun walking Maggie at 5:00 AM. Pennie is training for New Orleans making sure that we walk at least a mile. There is a mile walk there between events. For the first two days we walked we had to add distance to our usual walk. Today we discovered that what we had thought was a mile going around the soccer field two or three times did not come near to a mile.
Report on gardening. My up side down tomato plant has two tomatoes. I have transplanted my grown from seed tomatoes to a large pot and put them outside. My hanging strawberry plant has flowers. The weeds have grown very well. I weeded the front garden after Maggie's walk., also I watered all my flowers.

5 comments:

Thom said...

Glad to hear the birds are starting to go to their new home. I just think it takes them some time to get use to it. Wow...the heat...I can see why you walk Maggie so early. Congrats on the tomato...I'll be anxious to see a picture :) Aloha

Nessa said...

Your bird house is so cute. It is so much fun watching the birds. You plants sound like they are doing great.

The weeds in my garden are spectacular.

Melli said...

Ohhhhh I LIKE your birdhouse! That's what I don't have! I don't have ANY birdhouses! I need some! Surely I do... LOL that you faced it the wrong way! Now the birds have their privacy...

I have the funniest antics going on in my yard these days! In an ATTEMPT to keep the squirrels out of the flat bird feeder, I've been sprinking peanuts (in the shell) throughout the front yard! Now I have the blue jays and the squirrels haggling over the peanuts, and the outdoor cat keeping watch over it all - occasionally attempting a capture! She does catch birds - but to my knowledge she has never gotten a SQUIRREL yet! Of course, they also have Jewl to contend with! They spend a lot of time going up and down the front trees! LOL!

quilly said...

Sounds like you are enjoying your yard despite the heat! I hope you catch a pic of the birds, but I will understand if you don't. I spent yesterday trying to photograph a couple and they just aren't very cooperative!

The Old Fart said...

You are going to have a fine family of feathered neighbours for the summer. Take care of you walking in the heat, Early morning sounds like a good plan.