My 92 year old father lives with me. I bought him a rose
today. He loves roses
. After dinner, he was up like a shot. I said "What are you doing?" He said...."I've got to get that rose
So off we went out to the garden. While I was waiting for him, I looked out to the area we were going to plant
and realized that a bird family has moved into my bird house. They are the first tennants this house has had. So as we made our way down to this spot, Dad says " Now just ignore the bird house like it's not there. Don't even look at it". I said "Why?"...He said "Because they may abandon the nest".
We planted the rose
and came back up to the patio and sat and watched the happy couple stuffing the house with cedar chips and twigs. I'm not sure what kind of bird. It may be a wren but it is rather large for that. It is brown with a stripe running down it's head. Tail up.
So we just sat and enjoyed a few minutes of peace and quiet and all of a sudden some California Quail arrived to skim the grass of bugs. And finally just before we came in, a woodpecker arrived and had a look around.
Not bad for a 1/2 hour. The garden is alive and well it seems.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.