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Thursday, May 9, 2013
An Update and the Birds in My Yard
An update....Tim (still in ICU) was up in a chair yesterday and the speech therapist gave him some exercises to do after giving him some swallow tests.He needs this to be able to eat and drink and talk of course. He asked for his cell phone and a root beer :) Renee was given brochures for rehab hospitals for his ambulatory and speech problems. I guess that these are the first important things that need to be taken care of before they tackle anything else. Thank you for your comments and continuing prayers. I know that they are working.
Today is gloomy here...a little rainy. It's the way that Mother Nature takes care of us older ones....she gives us nice days and we work our bodies so hard in our gardens, and then the day of rain comes, so we can come inside and rest. The lawns are so lush right now. They came to mow yesterday and had to mow the huge backyard two times. You might never know that we had a drought last year. Just a few patches of bare ground are showing...and they will soon fill in.
I always take down the bird feeder from the front in the summer, but this year we will leave it there. It hangs inches away from the window in our computer room Joe and I both have computers and both keep an eye on the feeder for new birds. Very interesting Sparrows, Scarlet Tanagers, Cardinals, Finches of many kinds (gold and red), and Wrens have been our visitors this morning. The Juncos are gone and the Wrens are back. I put the Oriole feeder up yesterday...I hear their beautiful sound in the woods...though they haven't come to the feeder yet as I can tell. The Blackbirds are present with their funny songs(?) They will be around until their nesting is done. Doves are here...not sure if they have a nest in our tree we call Blue and then there is our chipmunk buddy...it seems he is on the feeder when ever it is empty of birds. So cute...with chubby cheeks full of sunflower seeds. Scrambling to get his cheeks filled to the brim before getting chased away by some bird. I checked my website that shows bird migration and the Hummingbirds have been seen in many of our neighboring towns..so up the feeders went to welcome them back.
You know, I could do this bird watching and tending all day and never get bored. I have to make myself do my housework and now I find that there is a new spring in my step.... to get that done...so I can go outside again;