Monday, September 28, 2009

Yesterday was sunny and warm. Simply a beautiful day. Not much wind so we decided to cover the chickens greenhouse area with new plastic before the weather got too cold. We started off with a bit of a fuss as I usually do these things myself but himself wanted to get involved. It got to the point where I told him to find something else to do and leave me to it, lol. Then I started feeling bad about the whole thing and so bit my tongue and we managed to get it finished without incident. It's an awkward job at best so I'm delighted that it's finished and now can tick it off my list of to do's. Today promises to be another warm sunny day although it's not daylight yet as I write this so not sure that the weather prediction will be right. I expect it will be another day in the garden.

The reason I'm a bit frantic to get this all done is because this coming weekend I'll be going to my daughters in the city to spend two and a half weeks looking after her house and cats while she's on holiday in Ontario. I have two bags already half packed with "things to do" stuff along with some books to read while there. I had a dream last night that I forgot to pack my camera. I was in an awful state, lol. So this morning I wrote a note in big letters with a marker and put it on top of one of the suitcases, reminding me of things to take.

Just looking out the window, the sky is starting to show some light. Looks like a nice day. Almost time to let the chickens out and fill bird feeders.

Jays, usually four pair hang around most days.







The bird pictures were taken after supper last night so the bird feeders are almost empty after all day.

Woodie.

This Bee Balm is still hanging in there.

Poppy.


Sedum. This lot I really just dumped in this spot a few years ago as I couldn't find a place to plant it. As you can see it's done very well.


The second gateway into another part of the garden. Leaves are starting to fall now as you can see from the ground.


Not a good bee picture but I do like the flower.


Another work day.

9 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

Love your blue jays. I have lots to do before the weather turns real cold but always leave it until almost too late.

House/cat sitting in the city sounds interesting.
Marnie

Cicero Sings said...

A good thing winter is around the corner and we can REST!

Ali said...

I love the jays. Gorgeous colours, even if they are big ol' bullies. I hope you enjoy your "city break"!

Ali

oldcrow61 said...

Marnie, Yes, this house sitting is going to be interesting. I expect the four cats will keep me busy, lol.

Cicero, it will be good to rest I can tell you. Don't really want to see winter though. Not a winter person.

Ali, what a shame your husband is allergic to cats. The jays are beautiful, I must admit.

Pete said...

nice pics oc.

forger the camera - faint

Janine said...

Have fun in the city OC. Lovely shots of the jays. Yours always seem sleek and fat, ours look very scruffy, especially this time of year when a lot of them moult the feathers on their heads.

Tricia said...

Glad you got some pictures OC - I do like your blue jays and lovely pics of them as usual.

Pleased to hear you survived the "shared" task! ;)and I'm sure the four cats will keep you company very well.

ShySongbird said...

A lovely post with lots of interest and great photos. That Poppy is beautiful! I would love to have a woodpecker in the garden and the Blue Jays are so pretty.

Kelly said...

...your bluejays are gorgeous, but oh my gosh...I LOVE that garden gate. It is beautiful with the surround vines and flowers...