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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sunny days and Wild life out back

Wednesday a.m.

Going to enjoy the sunshine the next few days. No rain expected until the weekend, but it will be in the 90s and humid.
Standing out on the back porch yesterday morning I was watching a couple of hummingbirds at the feeders and a pair of cardinals eating some seed. And out of the woods came two turkey hens with their little chicks. It’s the first we’ve seen the hens this year. Was kind of wondering if they ended up on someone’s dinner table during the winter. Tried to get picture of them but they spook too easily and run off into the forest.  We also have about four pairs of doves that show up regularly.
Also have been seeing a doe and her fawn. Something is out back eating almost every time I look out.
Saw some fire flies for the first time this year a couple of nights ago. Sure are fun to watch.
Our last years petunias continue to grow bigger and bloom. Everyone I talk to says they are amazed they survived the winter.
We have a new member of our family – our first great grand daughter. Wow when did we get that old? Mother and baby are doing great. We needed something good and new life this year.
The Driver continues to improve but slowly. I don’t think either of us expected it to be this hard. Or take this long to recover. [guess we aren't 40 any more] Seems like there are more “not so good” days then there are “good days.” He says he wouldn’t wish this surgery on his worst enemy. We had an appointment with the heart surgeon last week and got the “alls well” from him so won’t be seeing him again. This afternoon we have to go to Bloomington to see the cardiologist (I’ve never met her.) Have lots of questions for her. Tomorrow will be four weeks since the surgery. Hell of a way to lose weight – but his appetite is finally beginning to return a little. For awhile nothing looked or tasted good to him.
Downtown the tourists are back in droves. Last weekend was the Studio and Garden tour. Its free and you can visit a lot of the artists working in their studios. Very interesting. And the weather cooperated great this year. No rain and not blistering hot.

1 comment:

  1. Glad things are going well for Bill. Isn't it wonderful to see all of the wildlife? We live next to state land and there is still a lot of woods mixed in with the homes. I have seen deer walking down our street, a fox with cubs under the shed across the street, a raccoon come up the drive, a skunk waddle thru the wooded lot next to us, and lots of birds at the feeders. So much better than the big city. Except for the bears that occasionally come thru and knock down bird feeders!