Yup that's what I am doing now sitting back and enjoying all our hard work with the gardens , Papa is to in the evenings and weekends now that he has finished working on a friends roof , he is now working on my picket fences puttering in his shop witch he loves to do . Everything is growing and blooming well . I have been enjoying all the birds at the feeders and under the feeders to , watching the new babies learn from mum and dad how to catch bugs and peck for worms and grubs , Alvin our chipmunk has been busy collecting seed from his flat feeder to back and forth up and down the tree where he stores it all lol !
I have switched the feeders to Safflower seed to keep all the black birds off as they don't like it but all the other birds do and it gives the smaller birds a better quieter time at the feeders instead of being chased off by black birds , I still have my Nyjer feeders to for the Gold finches who have now returned from nesting already they had disappeared for a few weeks .
Talking about birds , we have this Catbird who has taken residents in our yard and all our trees , he fly's from tree to tree singing his heart out loud and proud all day and evening I do like his song even the meow sound he does from time to time lol !
So I set up my lawn chair to catch a few rays of sun , and well guess who wanted to do the same . Miggs does this every summer I first set up my law chair .
Miggs if your going to get some sun on here you have to have your hat on Missy .
So whilst Miggs was sunning with her hat on ,I went about taking more photos as she watched me . she is also looking forward to going to the groomers tomorrow for her summer doo all I have to say is Miggs are you going for a doggy day spa at Lynn's and she smiles just like this lol !
I love Pansies so I bought more perennial jump n jive they are called in different colours these are hardy littlie flowers .
Above is one of my Sage plants in the butterfly garden that is all growing well this year now that they have all been established and starting to bloom one at a time for now till they will all be in bloom together oh I cant wait .
I love this little bench Papa made a year or two ago out of left over cedar branches from our hedge we trimmed and cut way back .
After two years struggling with my driveway garden getting rid of the ever over taking Lilly of the valley I have finally got a handle on it and things are looking good and growing nicely now . I have Two rose of Sharon's in it growing , butterfly weed lots of that one of my Peony plants and these interesting Bachelor buttons .
I have also added a corner trellis with this planter on to give a bit of a different look !
Heard this one Goose flying over as he honked his way past !
Chipmunks and Birds oh my !
This is the young Dove that has been nesting in our Birch tree !
They love Safflower seed !
The Hummers and Oriels have also been busy at my nectar feeders but have also been feasting on the fly lol so still yet to get more photos of them lol .
So basically this is what's been going on when I am not here lots of my favorite things , Birds Blooms and Critters and soon to be bees and butterfly's all over all the blooms so much to enjoy and so much to photograph lol !
Last nights sun set sky !
The Barn swallows have bee busy nesting as well over in the farm just down the road and they fly over chatting away as well as sitting on the wires outside our yard and house chatting up a storm ! If they would stay still I may be able to get a few photos of them to again this year lol !
Well this was another winded post now wasn't it ? lol oh well so much to see and share .
Until next time .