I walked outside with my favorite son and we stopped and listened. We watched a Blue Jay peel bark off new branches and plucked small twigs, most likely to build a nest with his mate waiting in the branches above. I have never seen a Blue Jay in the process of making his nest. We were fascinated.
Next we heard a humming sound that seemed to get louder by the nano second. A colorful Ruby Throated Hummingbird buzzed by our head to let us know he was watching us. We looked as he drank sugar water from our feeder, then zoomed out to meet his mate waiting in the Rose of Sharon bush close by.
Then we watched a large bumble bee land on the Azaleas and proceed to find all the pollen he could, and flit to another flower to do the same.
Don't be shocked....but I borrowed my daughter's camera and am now going to show you a picture.
Can you see the black spot in the middle? I am thankful I could give you this shot, but I do wish it were clearer. His colors were so deep.
My youngest daughter scrambled around under a HUGE hosta and found a frog.
Next we looked at the chickens. Can you see in the middle of the tree?
There were four chickens hiding in there. They are so silly.
Pretty soon they will be too big and I am sure a fight will break out. They are constantly battling for "queen" and so far there are no winners.
We decided to head to the garden and see what has grown in the last 12 hrs since I last
These are beans. I love how they send up tiny tendrils that curl and seek out a place to catch hold. I try to go by and gently place them on the line.
Lettuce. We had a wonderful salad last night with this lettuce and some spinach. I am sure it was extra healthy. See the little fern like plants growing in between? I guess the kids planted carrots and lettuce together. We'll see how it works.
This is a long post, but with a camera in hand there is so much to talk about. SEE??? These are some plants growing around the house. I am NOT a green thumb. In the past I have only successfully grown hostas and ferns. But I think with age I have more patience. At least with plants. Hopefully God will help me transfer that to people.
Wasn't that so much more interesting than just words? Thanks to my eldest who loaned me her camera.
My husband thought a post about all the camera's I have had in the past and what has become of them would be interesting. I couldn't really remember much, so I think I can't post on that. Maybe a post about how things get lost, children break things, and life is crazy homeschooling with four kids would be better. Or maybe one on forgive and forget and buy a new one would be good. I will have to ponder this.
thanks for reading, (and looking!!)