Wednesday, May 14, 2008


I've had to be careful naming my posts because it seems that there are an awful lot of p0*n stars named "Sandy." So I've had to delete post titles with names like "sweet" and "summer," and there may even be others that I haven't caught yet. Sigh. I'm taking a chance with "Spring" because I'm totally not clever and can't think of anything better. If I could, I'd be winning big bucks in Pioneer Woman's photo-captioning contests, and her prizes are worth taxing the brain cells! But, here we are: no clever captions, but some wonderful signs of spring:

Two nests of brand new baby birds in the ferns hanging on our front porch.
They are House Finches and the adult males have pretty red heads and breasts:
The first peony of the season:
John's hard work in training the Clematis on the mailbox has finally paid off. The mailbox area is a work in progress. I'm going to have to move the lilies or daffodils or whatever is going on at the bottom because they can never decide whether they want to bloom, and although those pink flowering things are perennial and impossible to kill, they are only pretty like this for about two months out of the year. The rest of the time it looks like scrub grass. But you know, there's a lot to be said for perennial and impossible to kill! Our street address sign finally fell off, even though this is a new-ish mailbox, but I suppose it was for the best. It was a prime bird-pooping perch, and it frustrated the daylights out of John to have bird poop all over his pretty new mailbox. It's a lot cleaner now, and I'm sure our mail lady is thanking us.


Karen said...

I love your clematis. That and wisteria are two of my favorite climbing flowers.

Homeschool Housewife said...

I would not worry about your post names. I am just homeschoolhousewife, not exactly a sensual name and you would not believe the things that my search engine tells me people use to find me. And I honestly cannot tell you why they find me that way. Because while I keep it real I don't keep it disgustingly graphically real.

But I love the pictures of the baby birds. My kids would be amazed if that happened in our yard. And your flowers are lovely. Here we are already seeing the beginnings of summer weather. It is HOT. I miss those 3 days of Spring we had. :)