Drop it like it's hot? Yup, that would be me..... after three days of cleaning up tree parts and stacking wood I am flat on my back. Moving slow or not moving at all the past few days, still think I am 25 and not 60! Felt fine, sat down to throw 25 pounds of new clay body, still felt fine. End of the session, wiped my hands on a towel and couldn't get up from my throwing stool. Oh all you potters out there, you know that lower back stab that just takes your breath away, yup. Well, this is yet another road not yet traveled and I am not liking the view! No sitting! Walking, standing or laying flat are in order. Yoga is helping and just plain throwing myself on the floor when that twinge hits. The slab roller is getting a work out.
So with all this mov'n slow time I've had time to really watch the birds. Over the last 25 years I absolutely did projects to make this yard, bird friendly.
In the last three days I kept a list on who is visiting; nuthatches, rose breasted grosbeaks, baltimore orioles, blue jays, cardinals, house finches, chickadees, robins, house wrens, white crowned sparrow, white throated sparrow, feisty chipping sparrows, gold finches, juncos, house sparrows, flickers, downy woodpeckers, hairy woodpeckers, pileated woodpeckers, undetermined warblers, the mockingbird is back and an occasional eastern bluebird. Nothing earth shattering but really fun!
I guess it's time to put the hummingbird feeders out.
The house finch gives the gold finches a run for their money at the feeder!
A pair of undetermined warblers enjoying the hot tub. High entertainment value!
I think, a white crowned sparrow......
and Neil...... I am making my peace with this guy.
He has been busy on mole duty. As a bird lover I am still on the fence over this guy.
He is allowed out with an adult. One bird and he is on lock down!
Moles........ as a gardener, that's a different story.