Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Babies are Gone!

Yesterday they were standing at the door of the nest, and this morning they flew the coop! My baby finches are gone. I hope they do well and grow into fine adults. Just like teenagers, they left their room messy! Poop! I don't know whether I should leave it in case they want to raise another brood or clean it up. What do you think?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Baby Finch Coming Out

I had to post this. One of the Baby Finches is testing coming out of the nest. He let me come pretty close. I didn't test him too much. I think he is getting used to me because I look in on them every day. Check here for the whole story.

This afternoon, we also had a family of Hawks calling to their baby. The baby was on the corner of our roof for a while. I tried to get a picture of him up there but he flew off. I don't know if this is the baby or not. He kept calling for several hours. Quite noisy. The picture is not the best. I had to zoom in on him.

I am getting ready to go to teach my Crazy Quilt class tonight at the Fabric Patch. I have eleven students. I will be teaching 2 more embellishing classes in the next two weeks.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A Little Help From My Buddy

Today, I was preparing for the CQ class I am teaching on Tuesday and had some help from my Buddy. He is the best boy. They don't come any sweeter. His name is Buster but I have always called him Buddy.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Back Yard Landscaping

As part of buying our house, the HOA required that we had to landscape the backyard within eight months of moving in. We have had a company working on it all week and they will be back next week to finish up. It will be really nice to have it done. I am so tired of all the dust that comes in the house every time we walk in and out of the back door!

This is a view to the right. Where the table is will be a nice big patio. Grass will be next to it on the other side. A little enclosure will be around the air conditioning units to hide them. We are thinking of planting a Dwarf Date Palm or 2 at the bottom of the hill in the corner by the fence.

This is a view to the left. Grass will be over there on the other side. We are thinking of planting a Queen Palm and/or a Sago Palm or 2 in the corner by the wall.

This is the larger side yard. I think it kind of looks like a stream bed going down the center. The soil on the left will be my vegetable and herb garden. I have tomatoes all ready to plant. The center area will have decomposing granite in it. It will supposedly be about the same color as the wall.
We may put another patio in here at a later date. Maybe a hot tub with a pergola? That will be a long way down the road.

I can't wait for it to be done so we can set our bird feeders back up and sit outside and watch them. It will be a place of peace and serenity. I can't wait! Did I say that already?