It's been a busy week. I'm pleased with the amount I've gotten done in the garden, still more to do of course, isn't there always! Things are popping up all over and according to my mother who knows about these things, the garden is two to three weeks ahead this year. We didn't have as much snow this winter as we usually do and we've also been having a lot of warmer days than usual.
It seems that most of the birds have paired off. A lot of them come as a couple. Interesting to watch them chase each other about. Two squirrels as well so guess they are probably nesting nearby. The crows are back and forth more than usual. They are usually waiting in the morning for me to come out with their food. Yesterday I was outside watching two of them and one was making the strangest noise. I'd never heard anything like it before. Almost a thrilling sound but not quite, I simply can't describe it. Then the other crow would groom the head of the one making the strange sounds.
We went to the library yesterday afternoon and on returning home we saw two grouse on the property, male and female and the male was drumming. We were very close to them before they saw us and flew off into the woods.
Clean up week is coming up so we've also been busy taking stuff we want to get rid of down to the road for pick up. The weather has been wet this past two days but I'm hoping to get that all finished by early next week. And....we've gotten word that the bears are out and about now. This means being watchful when outside.
Iris's popping up.
A little bit of colour starting to show up.
Chick a dee.
Got to go, I can hear the crows outside asking each other what's making her inside late with breakfast.