I have been quite busy in the garden this week, the weather has been perfect for lots of weeding, and pruning, and rearranging things. Throughout the week, the birds have really started to visit the feeders, yesterday the birds that live along the water in the trees behind our yard were full of song, it sounded like hundreds of birds had arrived. Then the goldfinch arrived at the feeders in large numbers as they do every mid spring. This year I added a new feeder to one of my garden beds, and I spent quite a while sitting on the patio enjoying their visit. I love how bright yellow goldfinch are this time of year!
After they noticed the new feeder more and more arrived, between all three feeders in the garden we had no less than 35 birds at a time! They nearly emptied all three feeders by the end of the day!
We also have happy little bird families in the bird houses, Mom and Dad have been back and forth feeding their little ones who you can hear chirping away in the bird house. We have also had visits from the Red Wings, and Robbins, and I have spotted a few birds of prey as well (probably drawn in by all the finch), and last week we heard a screech owl! So bird watching is becoming quite the sport around here. :)
In addition to all the gardening and bird watching, I have quite a photo project on my hands. This week we got my mother moved into her new home, and I was excited to offer to organize her old photos. It has been quite the sleuthing project to determine the who, what, and where of each photo. It is a good reminder to label those photos, including the digital variety, I am hoping to organize my own a little better after I am done with these. I am first breaking them down by decade, then by year, then scanning them onto my computer so I can send copies to my sisters and of course so I can have my own copies, and maybe put together a few photos albums.
I absolutely love seeing all the really old photos- This is a picture of my great uncle and his navigator home on leave from World War 2, he was a B-17 pilot and flew multiple bombing missions earned two distinguished flying crosses and a purple heart. I find it very interesting to look back in history.
Here is a picture of my mother and her brother ready for school back in the fifties- so cute!
Here they are as teens taking care of their horses in 1969.
Here is another picture of my mother in 1966, so pretty, and very fun to see the different fashions!
There are also plenty of pictures of me as a child, here are me and my sister back in the late 70's, I loved riding around on my bike, such fun memories.
So that is what I have been up to this week, I am hoping to finish organizing these photos in time to get back to finishing my fairy tale posts that I am eager to complete!
I hope everyone is enjoying their spring! Thanks for reading!