We recently enjoyed our annual “campout” at Grandpa Andy’s, aka “the patch.” Two of Andy’s four kids had other commitments, so we were short our usual gang. Still, we had nine adults, five kids, and six dogs ripping around over the 4th of July long week-end.
After everyone left, I went on a photo-shoot to take in the quiet. In our front yard. Seems the Brownheaded Cowbird eggs had hatched and were keeping the Eastern Bluebirds very busy. Those cowbirds are pretty tricky, leaving their young for someone else to feed.
I felt like I could sympathize.
First course on its way.
“More, more, we want more!”
Second course coming right up.
“Okay already! Let me get it in there.”
Tags: birds, summer
Christmas, 2010. Our Wisconsin family gave us a long, square box to unwrap. It contained a woven hammock.
Today we strung it up between two oak trees in our front yard.
Andy was the first to take a nap in it.
He said, “It’s an anti-productivity device.”
Gus took one look at me lying in the “anti-productivity device” and promptly flew through the air to join me. Without flipping it!
Gus looks like he’d just as soon have the hammock to himself!