It's been a busy week, and I haven't stitched the entire time. No, wait, I did stitch a bit on Monday evening for about 1/2 hour. I haven't posted a progress picture lately as there really hasn't been much change since last time I posted a picture.
Just as I was going to stitch tonight my professor for that project I'm doing called me, and thus my stitching plans were out the window. I ended up edited that 107 page long project, and reprinting the whole thing. I will be so, so glad when this thing is completely done.
I wanted to share a few more yard photos. First of all, about a week ago I noticed a very odd bird at one of our backyard feeders. I'd never seen one like it before, ever! He looked so different than the usual assortment of sparrows at our feeder, and he was much larger. Yesterday morning he returned, and here is his photo:
Another blurry view, so you can see the pattern on its side:
Through some internet and book 'research' I found out that he's a Black-headed Grosbeak, and he winters in Mexico and returns to this area in the summer. I sure hope I see him again!
Tonight after our overnight company went home we sat outside on our deck and enjoyed some reading while sipping on a cool soda. We were amazed that this brave mourning dove ate within about three feet of our ottomans:
My husband went inside to get more soda, and look what showed up on the telephone pole near our back fence:
Yes, it's an Acorn Woodpecker! I've heard him in the morning, but I've never before seen his bright red cap. Actually I must say that I've never seen him before at all, I've only heard him.
A few minutes later, we saw this hummingbird enjoying our orange clock vine that's now blooming:
Finally, here's a few of our backyard plants that make me smile. I love seeing the yard come alive with color in the spring!
These are the geraniums we planted in pots on Sunday to help celebrate the near completion of that huge school project that's bogging me down:
Another view of some of our potted plants from the corner yard:
And finally, here's the first lilac bloom on a shrub we planted just over a year ago. It's amazing to see a lilac in our yard, as they're not that common where we live. My husband is from the midwest and grew up with these wonderful purple springtime blossoms:
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