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Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Woods is Starting To Bloom

When I first approached the woods this morning, I found the honeysuckle vines on the front birdhouses starting to open up. Funny how one hot day can make things bloom. The little bird house is hidden behind this vine. I went to trim away some of the vine to make easier access for the birds and was promptly scolded by a wren. She just chattered away at me and flew to the branch just above the house. Those little birds are so aggressive, when their property is touched. I left it the way she wanted it and went on my way. I have planted wildflower seeds every fall, since I moved here. Last year I decided to just let it go natural. Many of the flowers didn't come back, but there are enough to make it pretty. The birds like it just as it is...so that's fine with me.

St. Francis is starting to be hidden behind those big Hostas. I have one in front of our azalea that will have to be moved in the fall...I found a spot on the edge of the woods for it this morning. It's two shades of bright green-yellow and should show up.My little bird, Tweety is buried in front of St. Francis. Audra always goes to that spot and asks about birds and heaven.

I love this tranquil spot. There are no feeders in the woods, because I really want the birds to come up to the house to feed. I feel that I will get more this way.

The hummingbird feeders were both emptied a couple of times. I knew that we didn't have that many birds visiting. The big one, a gift from my daughter, is the favorite. As it seems...it's the favorite of the squirrels too. When I went to investigate the empty feeder...there was tell tale evidence there. The sticky feeder was covered with hairs from some furry little creature. I think it's the squirrel that is emptying it. So, I thought about it and then figured out a way to keep them from doing this again. I took a shepherds hook on the deck and fastened it with two bungee cords. Now the feeder hangs in toward the deck and is a little bit far for a squirrel to reach. I'm waiting for him now. A few minutes ago, I saw my first Red Poll at the feeder. How exciting to see a new bird.



Margie's Musings said...

Sure looks pretty, Balisha!

Zoey said...

Hi Balisha,
I love your little tranquil areas in the woods.

I guess the mother bird must have liked the bush near her next. She probably likes it more hidden.

Lona said...

The Honeysuckle is blooming here to and it smells so divine. Your woodland bed looks so pretty and peaceful Balisha.Very inviting to all those little critters. Have a wonderful weekend!