Thursday, June 23, 2011
Thursday's Miscellany - Flora, Fauna and Free
So far this spring it has been quite rainy and cool. After hearing from my friends down south who haven't been getting much rain and after our drought conditions last summer, I'm not complaining about it. It has however had an affect on our bee and butterfly population. Last year was pretty hot and dry and I saw more butterflies than ever before. I have yet to see a butterfly in the garden.
The robins have been busy nesting, but they are not very prolific this spring. So far around the neighborhood, I've seen quite a few nests with missing baby birds, (hopefully they fledged the nest but they seemed too young for that), and I've seen a number of eggs that didn't hatch.
I have daisies in bloom right now...
and black-eyed Susans.
The downy woodpeckers have nested nearby. From my kitchen window, I watched the father feeding peanuts to his son.
I was so excited to have my potting bench featured on one of my favorite blogs, Better After! Thank you, Lindsey!
I am busy now working on a dining table and chairs that I got FREE on Craigslist! I can't wait to get it finished!