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With a new bloom from the Keepsake Mountain Laurel

More rain due today but nothing serious. That will give the last baby robin time to grow more adult feathers. Mom is watching and waiting for her last fledgling to take off in flight.

Yesterday, while I was pressure washing the back of the house I saw a startling sight: the first fledgling had flown down to the steps of the deck. It had mostly adult feathers but on each side of it’s head it had it’s baby feathers sticking out like it was as startled to see me as I was him/her!

When the nest is finally empty (there is one hiding in there right now)

we can finishing cutting down the last Black River Birch and maybe the okra will get enough sun to believe that it’s time to grow.

The Stella d’Oro Lillies seem to like their new location

and the Coral Drift was nicely protected from last night’s high winds by the (soon to no longer be) huge Box Wood Blobs

Everything out in the veggie garden seems to have survived quite well. The peas are flowering, hopefully we’ll have pods to show soon and the nursery tomato plants have green tomatoes already. My home started seedlings are finally past to second leaf set stage and will shoot up with warm weather. Some day, yes.


About Mary Beth

I am fascinated by changing patterns and colored threads. I sew garments and am teaching myself to machine knit. Since selling the building that housed my workrooms, The Stitchery, I'm searching for a place to set up the knitting machines again. There must be room here somewhere!

4 responses »

  1. Even baby birds ca have a bad hair day!
    I had my first cherry tomatoes this week. Yum.

  2. Landscaping good. Baby birds, mamma birds and trees good. Okra? I don’t think so. Save the tree, lose the okra…I’m just saying…..

    • Hi Patsijean, you haven’t commented here in a long long time. It’s good to hear from you.

      It is sad to see these beautiful Black River Birch trees go but they are a lot of work: they droop like willow trees and had to be trimmed up all the time. Their roots are too high above ground and can’t be mowed over.

      There’s still one left in the front yard and it is hosting 4 baby robins in one nest!!! Amazing that no one has fallen out yet. They’ll soon be flying off, too.

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