It's been raining most of today. We went to a yard sale this morning and we both came away with a couple of books each. Then, as we were going by the greenhouses I figured I might as well pick up a few more annuals plus some tomato plants. Still can't put any of the annuals I've bought over this past few weeks in the ground or pots yet. The danger of frost is still real although they say that there is a full moon in about a week so after that it should be safe.
We still haven't painted the house yet but I'm getting anxious to get it done and over with now. A picture of the colours. Unfortunately the picture doesn't show them as they really are. What looks like black is really a very dark brownish/purple and what looks like yellow is really a creamy colour. And the red is not that dark and red looking. We might just try to get two women in the area who do odd jobs to give us a hand. We're still thinking about that. Then a friend suggested that we throw a party and give everyone a paint brush, lol.
So many birds coming back and forth to the feeders and lots of bird song in early morning and at dusk. The grey jays must be nesting nearby as they've been back and forth as well and I hadn't seen them since last year. I might have told this story before.....when I first brought Roger here, one day he was sitting on the deck having a sandwich for lunch. I was inside for some reason when he comes running in yelling that I wouldn't believe him but a Woodpecker had jumped on his arm and was tearing off bits of the sandwich he was holding in his hand. I, of course, didn't think it was a Woodpecker so I went back outside with him. There it is, he said. I had to laugh, it was a Grey Jay. They are so friendly and will hop on your hand to take food from your palm.
I was outside early a couple of evenings ago hoping to find some bugs to take pictures of, no luck! I did see something fly up in one of the trees and on further inspection, saw that it was a grouse.
Blue jay on bird bath.