Mama Robin

So I think a few pictures may have gotten into my “future post” folder a bit out of order.

Why do I think that? Because I was talking about the new teen robins the other day and now here’s a picture of mother robin on her nest, still working on that first clutch that we had been worrying about.

As I write this in mid July I’ve seen hints of her second clutch peeping up from the edges of her nest. I bet they’ll be off learning to fly soon.



Spring’s Touch

We have a couple of lilac bushes around the house, and once spring finally came, so did their flowers.

At first we also thought that one of the naturally sprouting bushes where the previous owner’s pool was were nightshade, but we’re not so sure about that anymore. I think honeysuckle is the other contender on these. I suppose we’ll figure it out if it ever shows berries… and then destroy them if they do appear.


Baby Asparagus

The garden hasn’t been cooperating much this summer. It’s mostly because the weather has been weird too. We didn’t get a spring, so with Redflare’s heat sensitivity it’s harder to get out there and plant all the starts.

We did manage to plant some new asparagus roots this spring to expand our patch for the future.

It sprouted!


Mowing – Time Lapses

I’ve done some time lapse videos with shoveling, so I thought I’d give it a shot with mowing as well.

My manual mower, at the time these were taken, was out of commission so I had to use a gas one.

What’s funny is this first one you can see how the rain starts which is why I had to do the back yard another day.

As I write and schedule this, I haven’t done more time lapse of the yard. You kind of get a sense of the front and back with these.

The front yard was a bit too quick. I really should have increased the picture taking rate. It’s something I learned from when doing the back yard which is why it’s longer.

One special note is that these are both 360 videos so you’ll have to rotate the camera by dragging left or right. The best way to view both of these is to probably pause occasionally and look around by dragging on the videos rather than watching


Sleeping In

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to wish you could just go back to bed. Hopefully you had a good weekend.

Little Miss certainly had a good one. This was taken I think the next day after a sleepover (and those chaulkfest pictures). Clearly she didn’t actually get much sleep during said sleepover, but Lady Grey certainly doesn’t mind the opportunity for some cuddles.

I mean, I guess you have to give her a little credit, right? She got up out of bed and then zonked out on the couch. :p