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The birds of summer are busy. I have baby blues on the trails, Wrens singing in the yard, and on the trails, lots of Gold Finches at the feeders, woodpeckers visiting daily, and all kinds of Chipping Sparrows, along with White-Crowned Sparrows. There is plenty of birdwatching to keep one busy. I also get to enjoy Hummingbirds, so far I have three to four. I love this time of year, and hope we can get some warm weather soon.
I love those summer flowers, but this weather has not been good for summer flowers. I realize that it is hard to keep them watered in the heat of July, and I have cut back, but still like a pop of color now and then. Do all of you have your flowers in the pots and in the ground? I have mulched all the beds, trimmed all the shrubs, power washed the front porch. My house was really dirty on the north side and has some dirty spots on other sides which I cannot reach. However, I did get the porch and north side of the house has been cleaned. I have the back deck to get scrubbed and cleaned up and then I will be ready to have some nice summer weather, and get the swimming pool started and ready. So much work, no time to enjoy it.
Do any of you find that you spend all of this time getting things ready, and then never have time to sit a bit and take in the scenery? I find this all the time, and am trying to take more time to stop and smell the roses. Keeping the trails mowed, the yard work done, the flowers and garden all tended, and the small garden weeded and ready, and if you tend to clean house, then there’s that.
I have one old bird book that I purchased at an antique shop, as I had had one of my mother’s a long time ago, and my two little love to look at it and pick out birds that they recognize; wrens, hummingbirds, geese, ducks and all of the others in between. Everyone needs a good bird book at their window to help identify all of those different sparrows there are out there. I also love watching all the woodpeckers. So much color and size there. All of God’s creatures great and small… until next time, good birdwatching.