Monday, May 27, 2013

Backyard feeding stations

Not the best picture, since it was taken from inside, but this is what I must deal with daily. The birds must share the seeds with the squirrels. I actually don't mind the sharing, I just dislike the hogging of the feeders by said squirrels. They are flexible and stealthy little rodents, though very cute and fun to watch. So my only option is to spread the seeds and feeders out to various areas of the landscape, hoping no one monopolizes all of the feeding stations. So far, everyone seems happy. I must bring all feeders in at night because of raccoons. They empty everything, even the hummingbird feeders!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Where's the warmth?

Okay, it's now May, and time for warmth and sunshine along with all of the outdoor activities that take place this time of year. But instead, today was cool, overcast, and a chilly breeze kept me from enjoying much time outside. Now don't get me wrong. I'm not a fan of 90's in May. But it barely got out of the 50's, and I do enjoy the 70's for my outdoor time! I'm still hoping the warm air comes soon----but for now, rain is forecast over the next few days. Sigh.