Saturday, June 3, 2023

Saturday Critters #494

 I am not sure I would believe this story if it had not happened to me.
It all started back when I found 2 Mute Swans at a lake we sometimes visit.
One on a nest, the other in the water keeping watch. 
I spoke to each of the swans and made sure they could see me.
I did this because swans, just like elephants, never forget you.
 They are highly intelligent, have sharp vision and impeccable hearing.
I wanted to be sure they got to know me and to test the theory that they would remember me.
I have been visiting the cygnets since they were born, and I even saw them their first day in the water.
I felt like mom and dad remembered me each time I would visit.
On May 26th when I went to visit, they were not in their usual spot, but all the way across the lake.

Imagine my surprise when they immediately swam more than 500 feet across the lake
bringing the cygnets to see me.
I am certain they remembered me as soon as they saw me at the edge of the lake.

They had 8 babies, only 5 are left...I can't imagine how hard that must be for the proud parents.
Still, it was a very special visit!

Sharing today's images with Eileen at 
Viewing Nature With Eileen 
for Saturday Critters

Friday, June 2, 2023

What's Going On...

Our skies have been impacted by the fires in Nova Scotia, Canada...
they have been gray, smokey and the air quality poor.
I am sending warm thoughts to those in Canada who are really impacted by these terrible fires. 

 They opened the pool yesterday, I love this time of year, but fall is still my favorite season.

I am still working on my blanket, it seems like it is moving a bit slowly.
Since breaking my wrist, I cannot knit for any length of time without taking a break.
I have done a few small projects in-between, but quite frankly, the blanket should be done by now.

We had our first corn on the cob of the season and it was quite amazing.

The hubs painted the bench I have by my front door, I washed the pillows and it looks so much better.
I am not sure anyone has ever "relaxed" on this bench, as I always say 
"it's just for looking at"!

It looks great by the front door, the pillows match my "hello" sign.

The deck is all set up, I need to get a more complete picture...
- next time -
These are our favorite chairs, under the awning...
I replaced the rug, you can see it peaking out.

The last 
Black Swallowtail Butterfly 
from winter has emerged.
I cleaned all the cages, well the hubs really did that,
and I am ready for this season.

The book club has chosen this read for this month.
I did not read last months book, I am hanging my head in shame,
but I will not be slacking this month.
I called the library, 
they put it on hold for me, 
I need to pick it up asap as I am a slow reader.

The Summer Bucket List is done