It was another weekend of working in the yard. We filled a dumpster and finally got the last garbage pile off the front lawn. We have been focusing on the south gable also known as Tom's side. He's our neighbor and if he only knew how much we care about what he cares about, he would be very honored. Our house needs some work, OK it needs a lot of work and we think our neighbors know we are doing our best to fix it up and not be such an eyesore. And some simple yard work helps a big long way. This is Tom's side after some raking and cleaning. The star magnolia is in full bloom and this pic was taken right at sunset and the house doesn't look half bad.
I had a little too much time on my hands and drew up the changes to come in Photoshop.
There will be a new door, one window will go away because that is where the tub will go and we are replacing the little rounded attic vents for windows. We are also painting the house and finishing the trim. All in good time. All in good time.
So this guy lives in our laundry room. We are going to get a have-a-heart trap and evict him pretty soon cause he makes a bit of a racket in there, but I've been alright with him so far. But the other day we caught him in the act just being a little too greedy. Or he's got his calender all wrong and is stocking up for winter.
I mean can you stuff more seed in there buddy! Relax and leave some for BIRDS. Being that it's BIRD SEED. Cheeky bugger. Plenty of pun intended.
A new favorite sparrow - the chipper! He's a tiny little fella.
This pretty little lady is a female cowbird. You wouldn't know she's the Medea of birds by looking at her.
When it comes to Grackles we are making it up as we go along. Like is this guy a gal? Why is your head green all of a sudden?
Aaaahhhh, what a nice surprise! A red azalea growing right next to our patio.
Oh my lord and word. This knot weed sh*t is giving a whole new meaning to "grow like a weed."
It's a full on alien take over in our back yard. These suckers have grown a foot and a half in 4 days. Grrrrrrr....
We have no way of killing them, the root system is so crazy intricate that napalm seems to be the only solution.
For now we kick them. Clip them. Stomp them. Spray them and hoe them. Just so we don't have to look at them.
Lovely spring colors in Blue Jay land.