A busy bee in the blooming lavender on a Sunday morning.
Today I moved fourteen fluffy chicks from the incubator to the brooder. I am no longer an incubator virgin. I would say that I had a positive initiation experience.
We’ve had a goose couple hanging around here for more than a month now. I’m assuming that they have a nest somewhere close. The behavior of the male goose when another goose couple showed up, perhaps looking for a suitable place to nest also, confirmed my suspicions. He’s not having it. It took him about two minutes to run them off. There is apparently only room for one couple between the two ponds.
One of my favorite times of day is just before sunrise. I am usually already up as the light begins steel away the night and birds start singing in anticipation of the day. Some mornings there is also a moonset, beautiful in its own way.
It’s time to get to work weeding, but it’s good to stop and appreciate a beautiful spring morning…
Today I spent a couple hours raking up leaves that I had left spread out over my kitchen garden for the winter. The area is partly sunny but mostly shady in the summer time. There was bright green ground cover underneath all those dry brown leaves, and lambs ear too, and bearded iris leaves emerging from the ground. I have a little rake that I use to clear my garden where I know I have delicate plants growing. Mr. Mims planted some Jacob’s Ladder in the same area, and I picked carefully around the area where I have a little ring of stones to mark the spot. It was a nice surprise to see the plant emerge again, and the pretty purple flowers getting ready to bloom.
When I shot this video there was wind, and crows calling, and an airplane flying overhead that sounds a little like a Jimi Hendrix slide accompanying the nearby wind chimes while the flowers do their dance…