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From the bottom of my heart…


I’m blessed by having such great blog friends. It helps a person to get a speedy recovery. It’s a fact. Reading your sweet words and kind hopes, really infuses a great amount of energy in my mind, hence my body.  My most sincere thanks to all of you.

I love you. – H.J.


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“Very few things compare to the feeling of elation when a feat is accomplished, exactly in the manner… according to plan”


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Brownheaded Nuthatch

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Smart “Cookies”


The  heavy stormy weather from States west of Georgia added to the jet stream coming from Florida are carrying a great amount of humidity to our State. We are in Summer now usually know for being  hot but blessed with a gentle and soothing breeze…With the added humidity it feels so uncomfortable and sticky. Conditions that are not so inviting to be outdoors.

It makes a big difference to me because I care for my plants, lawns, shrubs etc. I have to be very efficient and cautious of not getting dehydrated.  The humid heat drains your energy very quickly.  Fortunately, the flow of birds coming and going continues normally at different time patterns which I learned make a lot of sense. I’m following the bird’s unintended “suggestions” (Actually I do what they do) and it works pretty good. Here is how: There are moments when large high clouds block the sun and there’s a cooler breeze that drops the temperature just a few degrees but it makes a difference…then the birds come out, for as long as the cloud moves on and the sun break out again. Cloud gone birds gone, H.J. gone! All the tricks I learn from the avian friends.


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My Visitor: Brown-headed Nuthatch

Brown – headed Nuthatch


The Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla) is a small songbird found in pine forests throughout the Southeastern United States. Bold and inquisitive, this bird is readily approachable by humans. The bird is frequently observed using a small chip of bark held in its beak as a tool to dig for insects


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Happy Days…


It has been  a few days of doing many things at home and about. To start, it was my birthday and five days later it was Tyler’s birthday.

For me it’s just like any regular day but I couldn’t stop Lucy and Tyler to bake me a cake and blow one candle at breakfast time. It was good to have only one candle on the cake otherwise if we had the real number we could’ve incurred into a unstoppable blaze!

For Tyler things were much different, he had a birthday party at school with his classroom friends. He came home with some birthday gifts and happy for he had a lot of fun. He also went out to the movies with some friends. He was happy about that too. I grilled some delicious meat for Lucy and Tyler, he loves to eat hamburgers! Lucy and I love flank steak and I grilled a mean supper delicious piece…I’m drooling on my keyboard now!

Before Tyler’s birthday I painted his room and we rearranged it with new furniture, he loves it ! He’s acting very mature now…he says! After all he’s 7 y.o. now!

Although I had a great deal of fun, doing many great things around the house and inside, I had to wear long sleeve shirts for the reason of some nasty poison oak on my right arm. I’m well now but I felt very uncomfortable while the poisoned skin was affected.

My birds have been very active because the weather has improved to a point of ideal for plants, grass, flowers, trees etc. Everything is green and colorful my shrubs are looking their best, also my trees. All these favorable changes make me happy! The bird families  in my backyard  have increased their numbers and all look full of health!

These are the birds that accompanied us during our birthdays!


 


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Hello birdies!

My birds are visiting the feeders more often and in increased numbers, especially when the sunshine breaks out between the gray clouds. I was missing their songs and the flitting around the backyard. The seed consumption has also increased, this factors indicate to me the weather might change soon! I can’t wait for Spring to be here.

The irregular weather patterns is “killing” us economically, with high energy bills this year. I imagine that you might be having the same  problem, no?


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