A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked.
The sun is shining so there little reason to stay inside. We’ve been eating our meals outside, sitting, reading, bird watching and tending the garden the last little while. The sun showed itself when I needed it the most. I’ve been decompressing from a family visit and getting ready for a much anticipated visit with friends.
I’ve been getting to know the Steller’s Jays a lot better. To the point where I’m recognising and naming the ones that are near by most often. They see me outside and I hear “shack shack shack” while they fly over for seed and a peanut.
My favourite is one my dad named Jughead. He’s larger than the others and has streaks of white/grey/blueish on his crest. Reminds me of my own growing grey streaks… He comes so close now and will sit near to preen.
We’re building a new bird feeder where we removed a bush with the purpose of even better birding in mind.
I’ve been tending my garden and planting some more seeds. I already have peas, garbanzo beans and (2 kinds of) beets growing and planted (2 kinds of) kale, chard and garlic chives recently. I’ve also put in some flowers that hopefully the deer will detest. My tomatoes are now potted waiting for even warmer weather and the other seedlings are almost ready to go out.
I hope you all are enjoying the sun as much as we are. It’s hard to imagine it’s not sunny everywhere when it’s sunny here in the City of Rainbows. We’re heading out on the boat tomorrow and I still need to catch up with all the blogging I have planned.
Happy Mother’s Day!