What a beautiful day we had in Mid-Missouri Wednesday. This shot was taken out of my kitchen window and shows the maple tree leafing out. And look at that gorgeous sky! And, yes, I did get out of the kitchen and went outside.
I zoomed in on some of the Redbud trees down by the creek on our back
The Goldfinches are enjoying their new feeder. It has a few more perches and feeding spots than the old one. There are usually a dozen or more fighting for a spot. The little Goldfinches are a delight to watch and are a favorite of mine. I love their color and the yellow has really popped the last few days on the males.
I liked this photo of the Goldfinch coming in for a landing. And at the other feeder is, I believe, a Red-bellied Woodpecker. Not sure what the bird on the opposite side is.
The pair of geese that we had at the pond for a few weeks have disappeared. I was really hoping they would raise some little ones this year, but something must have scared them off. We have a Blue Heron that has returned for the summer. He has been here the past few years. I'm assuming it's the same one, but who knows? I haven't gotten a good clear photo of him yet.
It's a busy time of year. I've been busy going through stuff and trying to make myself get rid of things I don't need or can't use. Hubby has gotten in quite a bit of overtime with the wind and storms the past week or so. His job always seems to put a wrench in some of our plans, but we're used to that happening. We still haven't started on the bathroom project yet. I'm still waiting on a sofa and we have some fruit trees and shrubs yet to buy and plant. Also, I've ordered some more Knockout roses.
Our garden is tilled and ready for some planting although it is still a little early for some things. We will see who wins the garden war this year...the weather, the deer, or us. We usually plant our tomatoes and green peppers by the house where the deer so far have left them alone.
I have plans for the inside and outside. We'll see how many get done or even started on. But 'tis good to have plans, I think. I love to have something to look forward to and if it doesn't all get done....well, there's always next year!
Until next time...