MALE BALTIMORE ORIOLE
NOTICE HOW THIS FEMALE ROSE BREASTED GROSBEAK HAS HER RIGHT FOOT WRAPPED AROUND THE SUET FEEDER WIRE
Figured it was as good a day as any to haul our electric power washer out & get my own water flying around. We have a 5 year old wooden deck connecting our sunroom with our porch & due to the many Pine trees overhead the deck is not subject to a lot of sunlight, therefore we have a mold build up on the pressure treated decking!!
A TOUCH OF BLUE IN THE GREEN THIS MORNING
At Home Hardware Kelly picked up a 4 liter jug of 'Wood Shield' which is a wood restorer, cleaner & brightener. Had to brush the solution into the wood with a long handled stiff bristle brush. Waited 10 minutes & hosed it off with the pressure washer. I was skeptical about the outcome but once it dried, the moss was gone. The whole process took a couple hours this morning. Next step is to cover the cleaned wood with a semi transparent stain. Haven’t decided on a color yet. Maybe Fuscia....D'ya think:))
More Baltimore Orioles & Indigo Buntings in our yard this morning so was able to get a few more photos. I know the bird folks don’t mind all the bird photos lately but hope other people are patient with birds, birds, birds. It's just that time of year when we have so many Spring songbirds here.
THE BLURRED OBJECT IN THE FOREGROUND IS ANOTHER BIRD FLYING THROUGH THE PHOTO I WAS TAKING OF THE ORIOLE. MAYBE A MOURNING DOVE OR A FEMALE GROSBEAK
We decided a month or so ago that we would rather give our 5 free copies of Microsoft’s Streets & Trips to some fellow RV’ers rather than having a contest thingy. Many folks we know already have Microsoft Streets & Trips so we centered on a few couples we knew who didn’t. One copy went to McNeal Arizona, others to Idaho, Montana & Vancouver Island. The final copy we delivered today in Grand Bend, Ontario after at the local Tim Hortons coffee shop. We had never met fellow RV’ers Linda & Ken Clark before but we had corresponded via email over the winter. Ken & Linda, new RV’ers, purchased their 2006 39’ Winnebago late last Autumn at the same place in Grand Bend we bought our Damon Challenger 4 years ago. Ron, at FOUR SEASONS PERFORMANCE had told them about the Bayfield Bunch so we had some common ground conversation right off the bat. We all heartily agreed how truly fortunate we were to have met & bought our rigs from Ron. Just a super great guy.
JEEPING OURSELVES TO GRAND BEND THIS AFTERNOON
As with any other RV couple we have met, Linda & Ken turned out to be very a friendly & easy to talk to couple. They made their first RV trip this past winter & headed off to Florida. Said they wanted to get a few miles under their belts before tackling the American Southwest:)) Being typical RV folks we sat & talked for 2 hours straight. Lots of stories, comparisons & sharing of RV information. I’m sure we will see Linda & Ken again……..somewhere down the road.
TWO MALE INDIGO BUNTINGS IN OUR YARD THIS AFTERNOON
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A guy walks into a store with a duck on his head. The clerk says "My that's an awful looking growth you have there." The man says, "That's not a growth... that's my duck." The clerk replys, "I was talking to the duck!!"
Customer: How much is that duck?
Shopkeeper: Ten dollars.
Customer: Okay, could you please send me the bill?
Shopkeeper: I'm sorry, but you'll have to take the whole bird.
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