|crocus: should send Steve out with his superior camera but they are pretty even slightly out of focus|
|dwarf iris. Will be much more impressive when they all are in bloom. This is a plant I could not have back at the Money Pit because of squirrels. One day, I had planted almost 100 bulbs. By the end of the week, all were dug up|
Yesterday it was finally warm enough to insert some shepherd hooks, at least into a raised bed (still ice about 6 inches down in the rest of the yard). Around noon, I set up my finch feeder. Around 5:30, after an afternoon with Shanna and her kids, I noticed 3 birds on it already: a female gold finch, a male purple finch and a chickadee of indeterminate sex. Happy days! Purple finches, btw, are not purple but red. Must have been named by a color blind orthnologist. What I really want to attract are indigo buntings which in the sun are intensely blue and purple finches (on cloudy days, they appear black). I have seen them in the sun only once (and many other times on cloudy days). That will make me happy. For X-mas, I received two different hand decorated finch houses (from 2 different Moms) that have been decorating my fireplace. They will go out today. And maybe I will buy a large feeder for the larger songbirds and hope the squirrels won't make the long trek to find it.
What is the call of the indigo bunting? Po-ta-to chip.
What is the call of the cardinal? ( I did have two pairs of them at the MP) Birdie..birdie..birdie. I do love cardinals but I think they like trees. The big feeder should bring them here.
It will be warm and dry on Easter. Yay! This means I can have my Easter Egg hunt for the grandbabies outside.