May 20, 2016
Good morning. Well it rained most of the night, but the sun is shining now. It's 55F degrees right now, but it is supposed to get up to 75F degrees in a few hours. Woo Hoo!! I absolutely love Spring time.
Well, yesterday SIL Eddie, Pogo and I went shopping to find us some super bargains. We ooohed and aahed over quite a few things, but were careful shoppers. My big purchase was four large bags of mulch that were on sale for 4bags/$10. I did find a really nice suitcase, but I decided to think about that for a while.
Eddie and I both found something that we did not need but decided to buy anyway. Eddie bought a new nozzle for his garden hose, and I bought a Micromaster cooker pan for my microwave. Both items were inexpensive, and we each came away happy with our purchases.
Before we headed for home, we stopped at a nearby McDonalds for lunch. The local birds were happy to get the bread from Pogo's burger and Eddie's French fries. There were two blue jays and a couple of sparrows mixed in with the gulls. Next time I go there, I'll get extra fries for the birds.
Today I dug some photos out of my archives of a visit to a nearby pond a few years ago to see a pair of swans with their nest full of eggs. This first photo shows Mom sitting on her nest.
And here are the treasures that she is protecting and keeping warm.
Always nearby, Dad keeps watch over his family to protect them from any harm.
We're not really very different from our wildlife. One would think that Man would have more respect for our birds and animals. We wouldn't last very long without them. It takes all of us working together and respecting each other to keep our Earth alive.
My goodness, I had not planned on any sort of rant here, but I really do love nature and it hurts to see people treating our birds and animals badly. When I go to the park to watch the ducks and geese, there is always at least one mother there letting her kids throw rocks at the birds. Many days, there are even adults standing around with fishing poles (and hooks) in the water where the birds are. If these people have no respect for the birds, why can't they go somewhere else?
On a happier note, today is turning out to be such a lovely day that I think Pogo and I will spend a little time outside in the yard. It's time now for me to get dressed and find some fun mischief for us to get into. So, till Sunday, Y'all have a fantabulous weekend.
Hugs, Edna B.