Awhile ago I wrote about the bird feeder my neighbors installed on their deck. I haven't seen too many cardinals since that day, but the feeder does get A LOT of bird visitors, and the occasional squirrel, and I'm so glad they installed it because it helps keep the birds away from my deck and my crops. Last week I watched my neighbors hosing all the bird poop off their deck, and that made me extra glad that they have the feeder, and I don't!
I so admire the many close-up pictures of birds and bugs that I see on other garden blogs. My little point-and-shoot camera plus my own limited abilities make for some slightly blurry and not very exciting bird pictures. I have noticed that the birds are getting used to seeing people (and my cat) so maybe before the end of summer I'll be able to get some better shots.
Thanks to the magic of the Inter-tubes, this post is coming to you from the future! Right now we are en route to my husband's family's farm where I've been promised a BBQ feast and all the home-grown watermelon I can eat. I hope it's as delicious as I imagine.