Hi! Today is Mom's birthday (I'm not the only geezer in this household!) so I thought that I'd let her post some flower photos on my blog. These are crocus in the flower bed next to the driveway.
And this is a photo of our first daffodils. As you can see from the date, they bloomed March 10. These ones are on the sunny side of the house.
Here are some mixed flowers: snowdrops, crocus, hellebores, and winter aconite. In the warmer parts of the yard, the snowdrops have already gone by. Mom is exasperated by the squirrels. They keep tearing up the crocus flowers. Too bad I'm retired from squirrel hunting.
Mom decided that she'd better get busy cleaning out bird houses. This is the "chickadee condo" that Dad built in 2001.
Mom cleaned out all three apartments.
These are the three nests that were removed.
This was built as a winter shelter for the birdies.
Guess who took up residence in it instead?
Over the weekend Mom noticed that a wren with nesting materials in its mouth kept flying into the yew bush out front. Mom checked it out and found a neat little nest yesterday afternoon.
I refused to pose in the posies as Jake used to do. I decided to hide in the shrubbery by the house.
Happy Birthday, Mom. I'm sorry that you have been so sad lately. I'm not very good at cheering you up.
Labels: Birdies, nests, spring flowers