Yesterday we went outside. Normally I can't do heat over 80 degrees but it was only 82 and the children turned on the misters. The sunflowers above were planted by the birds... then we took over and planted a zillion more!
DD lured the hummingbirds here this year. I have tried and failed for the last 6 years! :-( It's so nice to have them here. She's got three feeders going and learned early on that you have to separate them. So now there's one in the back yard and two in the front... one being a window feeder so that I can see them from my chair. I LOVE the hummers. She's adores them. I ended up buying her a few books off of half.com to get her studying them. Then had her construct a life note book which she carries around and can write down all the important things in life. :-) She wants to be an Ornithology Major so I'm helping her out with what she needs... but we will have to see what life hands her and God wants of her.
It's great in my yard, my DH built a small bird bath into the ground right next to the bird feeder, so they are kept happy. The bees, wasps, hummers and bumblebees LOVE our place. It's so nice setting on the chair just under the mister with my face turned towards the sun and hearing all the insects and hummers buzzing around me. There's just nothing like it.
This is where we spend our time outside. This was my mothers day gift this year. They did a lot of work on the barren ground to get here. My family is the best.
Well that's enough for a first post I think. :-) Been saving it all up for a long time now. Have a super dee dooper day!!!