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Friday, April 10, 2009

Wild Life or wildlife?

A couple of weeks ago I came home from exercising to find two cardinals in my yard.  I am a big bird lover.  They are so fun to watch.  I immediately got out my new 'squirrel proof' bird feeder, filled it up and put it in my front yard.  I have to put it in the front yard because hawks have started nesting in the trees behind my house.  I love to watch the hawks and think it is very cool to have them near but they do tend to discourage the little pretty birds.  I took this photo from my deck.  I made a photo postcard of the twin hawks that were here a few years ago.  If you look at my postcard slideshow you can see them. (Oops!  I haven't added it yet but it will be there soon.)
My cats love watching my new squirrel (bird) feeder.  I moved a file cabinet and chair over near the window so they can just lounge and enjoy the show.  Here is what they see most often, the creative, fat, happy squirrels hanging on the feeder.

The poor little birds are left to scrounge up seeds on the ground.

Or wait despondently on the nearby sidewalk.

Occasionally my cute little dog goes out to oversee all the activity.  

For some reason the squirrels and birds all tend to scatter when he goes outside.  I think he just wanted to play.  His name is Mocha Chip.  He was named for a blizzard at Dairy Queen!  Isn't he a sweetie.  I'm making him a new bed this weekend because in all my room arrangements I took his favorite resting spot out of my sewing space.  It was an old couch, I am talking old for a couch, it was older than my daughter who has graduated from college and been working for a few years.  I recovered it at one point just to see if I could do it and I don't think it turned out too bad.  I'll post a photo of his new 'couch' when I get it finished.  Hopefully it will turn out.
Here are the cats watching all the activity outside.  Keeps them from lounging around on my fabric! Have a creative day. Janet

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