With the sun out, Woodinville has moved onto the front lawn to bask in the late spring warmth.
He tells me that he’s not missing the Seattle rain.
Mum duck has been sitting on her nest outside our window for 3 weeks or so. Ewok (and shadow) behaved and left her in peace, but all the same, 3 weeks!
Yesterday, the nest was empty and mum, with 8 ducklings, was marching across the garden down to the pond where she commenced a swimming lesson.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of mum duck chasing Fay and Ewok across the field later that day. Traumatising.
Grandparents again, twice in a week!
The woodpecker was after the eggs, and made a real mess of the bird house in the process.
But mum and dad seemed to cope okay with the larger entrance.
and the chicks flew!
We’re grandparents at last.
Visitors from Google: this probably isn’t the post you were expecting.
Don’t worry, I’ll forget your IP address.
I’m slow. It’s taken several months to realise that living next door to a vineyard has certain, shall we say, advantages.
For almost two months the rain harvesting system was considered a failure.
Why? no rain.
Meanwhile Seattle is having unusually high amounts of spring rain.
Good move :-)
It’s only my opinion of course, but we do (still) have too many cushions. And it’s not helped much when H decides to become one for the day.