Monday, February 16, 2009

In Anticipation....

This is not what it looks like right now.  We are in the middle of a series of storms, wet, dark, leafless, flower-less, muddy storms. My yard will look like this again, it always returns and better every year.  In the mean time the beauty in my yard comes from the vast activity I have invited by hanging several bird feeders and providing food for the squirrels. My regular visitors have told all their friends, and relatives, and acquaintances, you get the idea, yes, they are everywhere! James looked out the back window this morning and said "I wonder if feeding these guys was such a good idea". The birds have been pulling our sweet pea vines down, they must be sweet, I have never seen that before, and the squirrels can be quite destructive, especially on containers of bulbs. I love watching all this activity and the energy these creatures bring to my now bleak garden, they can stay.... My mother, an avid gardener would always say "we will just have to plant enough for them and us" she was referring to the deer and rabbits, those haven't showed up here.  Yet!    


cindee said...

We are being hammered by rain here too. I love it!!(-: The flowers will be beautiful with all this rain falling!!!
I always put out plenty of food for all the critters! I plant extra flowers for them too(-:

Simplicity Cottage said...

Jacque, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment...I'm glad because now I have found your blog. I see that we have many common interests so I will be dropping by to catch up on what you've been up to. Can't wait to see your yard when everything is in bloom...c'mon Spring!



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