Saturday, May 29, 2010


Seven Little Mouths

There are two hard-working bluebirds in our backyard. They are working non-stop to feed seven, hungry mouths.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


New Arrivals

During the weekly nest check I discovered the eggs have hatched. Not sure if there are six or seems to be a little tucked in more than the other.

Friday, May 21, 2010


"Grape" Iris

I'm not sure what type of irises these are, but they smell like grapes...I love them! In the past years it seems that there's always been a late snow - just when they are opening. I lucked out this year.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010



I don't catch them often, but this morning's sunrise was BEAUTIFUL!

Monday, May 17, 2010



Well, the first iris of the season have bloomed. They are on the front of the house - where it's warmer. The purple ones that smell like grap should be opening within the next few days.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Still Seven

Did my weekly check-in on the bluebird box...still seven eggs. The tree swallows don't have any eggs yet, but the nest was about twice the size as last week.

We have had to clean out a few finch nests from the gutter under the deck.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Is it Really May?

Well, it's league...but I don't think we'll be playing golf today. We got just about an inch.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


We Have Eggs

With the crazy weather we've been having, I have waited to check-in on the bluebirds. Today when I came up to the box, I tapped and out came the mother. I took off the top and snapped a photo...7 eggs!! Very excited to see how many hatch.