Thursday, June 26, 2008

Some Really Nice Days

It has been incredibly beautiful for the last few days. Nice and warm, but not humid. We have had some new wild life come around. The robin's nest on our deck is now boasting 4 new babies. We have had fun watching the parents come and go with food. Man! Are they ever busy. Yesterday the babies started to peep like crazy. Just little noises. I imagine in a couple of days they will be making plenty of noise.
Connor was here with us for about days. As we were walking the dog , we spotted a great blue heron down the ponds. Something scared it, it took off. Connor was just amazed at it in flight. "Honey, that was awesome." We had seen it a couple of years ago, so I guess it comes back every year. Yesterday we got some shots of the muskrats that inhabit the ponds, also. The ground hog has been out and about. Posing for some pics as you will see. The hummers are very hungry, as are the finches. It's fun to watch the squirrels try to get at the finch food. We have it hanging from a wire coat hanger, and he can't get to it. He even tries to hang upside-down. To no avail.
I took Connor up to the pool the other day. He had a great time. I thought he would have been cold, but he stayed as long as we let him. We went to play bingo that night, but he was so tired from swimming and walking and the good old outdoors, he wanted to come home. I had won a game, so home we came. The night before we had made ice cream. He wanted chocolate this time. We put in some peanut butter chips, and boy was it good. It makes enough for 2 nights.Yummy!!
I have been making some of my tote bags for the yearly flea market here at camp. I have 6 new ones so far, and Robin says I have about 6 at home. Of course, I will be selling my necklaces for C.A.R.E. along with some other things. Tom is going down to Tom and Jenn's to help paint. They have put up new walls in 3 or 4 rooms, and everyone is going to help paint. I'll try to make some gas money. Sunday Tom and Connor are taking Tom to a baseball game up in Binghamton. It's his Fathers' Day gift. The Mets have a minor league team there. It'll be just me and Jax.
Speaking of Jax, he is really part of the family now. He gets along really well with George (Robin's dog). He loves Connor, and vise versa. Playing ball is his favorite game. He loves everyone. We are planning to start trying to go places without him. He has a problem when we leave him. We'll see how he does. Not knowing his history or what he went though before we adopted him, is kind of hard. He was fine when we left him with George and went out for dinner. Maybe by now he knows we will come back to him. I hope.
Tom will post some pics, and that will be enough for today. It's an inside day. Rainy off and on. That's OK. It's good for the flowers and tomatoes.


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