Saturday, June 09, 2012

A brief tour

Between the watering and the pea picking, I managed to get a few photos snapped.

First off, new cedar beds awaiting relocation to the garden, courtesy of my SO.

Then there were the strawberries, in need of protection from the robins.

SO to the rescue again.

Next, some lawn ornaments. This metal butterfly was a gift from my son for Mother's Day.

This pink flamingo guarding the rhubarb is one of four that my dad purchased from the original factory.

This Buddha head is from Joann's, purchased several years ago and just now finding its way outside.

This Buddha was found more recently, at Tuesday Morning.

It provides a handy perch for Mr. Chipmunk, fresh from an engagement raiding the scabiosa for seeds.

There are a lot of baby birds in my backyard this year. I have enjoyed watching the young ones learn to fly, be fed by their parents, and in this case, learn to take baths.

And finally, a wren has deemed the wren house to be nest-worthy. We shall see if his nest attracts a mate.

More later. I promise.


Jason said...

Good luck protecting those strawberries. A pink flamingo from the original factory, huh? Does that make it more valuable for collectors?

Abby said...

LOL! I can't imagine anyone collecting pink flamingos - except maybe me, but only to embarrass my kids. Re the factory purchase, my dad was a chemist in the plastic industry and the town we lived in dubbed itself the "Plastic Capital of the World" at one time. I made my request for factory fresh flamingos because I know my dad would get a kick out of fulfilling it.