ONE OF MY FAVORITE FILE PICS FROM A SWAMP NEARBY
Well, my new bird station was a big bust:(( The two feeders in it were totally empty this morning with birdseed scattered all over the platform & on the ground. One of the feeders had been moved so I suspect the work of a Raccoon & not Squirrels. It was done in the night & that is the time of the Raccoon. So far I have not seen a single Squirrel on the new structure. However, I was so discouraged it was all I could do to keep myself from taking the whole bird station down & just forgetting about the whole thing. I did remove both bird feeders today though.
BOTH THESE BIRD FEEDERS WERE EMPTY THIS MORNING WITH SEEDS SCATTERED FAR & WIDE. SQUIRRELS ARE BAD ENOUGH BUT RACCOONS ARE FAR WORSE
We do have a couple Squirrel proof feeders up but I like the bird station idea because I enjoy watching the birds just hanging out on the platform. The Mourning Doves especially like sitting there for long periods of time. Right now the Squirrels are cleaning up all the seeds on the ground & the Grackles are scooping up what has been spilled on the bird station platform. Kelly said to leave the station standing so guess that is what I will do for now.
Little Cora was needing a Jeep fix this morning so the two of us took a spin up to Goderich for breakfast & split a single Burrito at McDonalds. We sure miss the big guys:((
KELLY SNAPPED THIS PIC A COUPLE EARLY MORNINGS AGO & ALTHOUGH I HAD JUST GOT UP I THINK I AM ASLEEP AT THE COMPUTER ALREADY. YEP, I'M IN MY JAMMIES WITH MY FAVORITE BLANKY ON MY LEGS & MY VERY MUCH MOST FAVORITIST LITTLE MOTORMOUSE ON MY LAP:))
Since Max & Checkers are gone we have not been doing our morning walks like we used to. Cora doesn't seem interested in walking without her two Pals anymore & I must admit we haven't felt much like walking either. I have not been going for a walk at nights like I used to when Max was here either. The doggy guys were always our prime reason for walks & without them we seem to have lost our motivation, our purpose & our spirit. Guess this is all just going to take some time.
Looks like we have ourselves a fine weather weekend coming up for Bayfield's annual Sail & Canvas Days. There will be lots of sailboats on the lake tomorrow so I will see if I can catch myself a few photos. There will be a lot of people in town for all the arts & crafts on main street & if I can steel my nerves against the crowds I may wade into the masses with camera in hand. Then again I may just remain here in the beauty & quietness of our own little jungle in the Pine forest:))
An old sea captain was sitting on a bench near the wharf when a young man walked up and sat down. The young man had spiked hair and each spike was a different color.... green, red, orange, blue, and yellow.
After a while the young man noticed that the captain was staring at him.
"What's the matter old timer, never done anything wild in your life?
The old captain replied, "Got drunk once and married a parrot. I was just wondering if you were my son!"
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