Wednesday, May 20, 2009

From my front porch

I don't know if you can classify it as a porch actually. It's a bit more than a stoop though. The late afternoon sun is shining through the trees. Right now it's hit an open patch on out catalpa tree and it is rather bright, but I am not really complaining. After having weather that basically consisted of a month and a half of straight rain, I'll take a bit of bright sunlight. Just gives me a good reason to put on the Audrey shades.
For the past couple of days I have been watching a momma bird tend to a baby in our front yard. I first caught site of her feeding him in our high grass. The ground has been too saturated to mow until of late. I could see the baby stretching his neck up like they do and the momma fluttered about with bugs and worms and such.
As Ben started to mow yesterday, I ran out quickly to do a spot check of where I had last seen the mother and child but they had moved on. As I set here typing (on my new laptop which I can take outside... LOVE IT!) I can see them over in the still higher grass of the drainage ditch. He's fuzzy with feathers but likes to spread his wings. I wondered if they lost their nest somewhere in the rain storms we have had.
My nicco hydrangea is sporting many beautiful bloom heads. I am still waiting on the blushing bride. I guess she's just shy ;) I have a new climbing rose that has just started to bloom.
Today was the first day I have had off since last Wednesday. Working a full weekend makes for a rather long discouraging work week. And these days at home on nice sunny days make me miss being home all the time. Getting to be in my house alone and enjoying my clothes line. Sunny days are made for laundry. At least in my book. :)
But I am looking forward to my 3 day weekend. Its Riverfest weekend in Little Rock and Saturday will mark 11 years of wedded bliss.
As the sun dips lower, it highlights the bugs darting to and from and the birds are taking advantage of it. Guess its suppertime for all.

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