Hi Everyone. Happy Wednesday.
I have a few photographs to share with you tonight, and a very quick card.
Let's start off with the card.... it was for the polka dot with bling, black and white birthday card challenge, but I forgot to add it to the challenge site:-) So, I will just share it with you instead.
I have to share a couple of photographs with you taken this weekend. The weather has gone from 98 degrees down to the 40s and it has been raining a fair amount. The wetland is starting to sprout spring foliage - very quickly. The rain has been fairly consistent and quite steady, so the wetland area is really living up to its name:
This was taken from inside the kitchen door... it was too cold and wet to go outside! It's really looking fabulous and it's great to see so much green, especially after this long winter.
Let's take a look at who has been visiting the feeder:
yep... the grossbeak is back! We are so pleased.
The mallards have taken up residence in one of the little pondy areas in the wetland. They woke me up on Saturday at 5.30 and they were REALLY quacking up a storm. I went to the window and saw the fox. He was stalking them and when they flew off, he jumped into the air to try to reach the female. I didn't see what happened, because it was behind a tree. Anyway, I only saw the drake for the rest of the day and was convinced that she had become Foxy-breakfast. However, I saw her waddling around in front of the male a couple of hours later. She obviously escaped.
Later in the day, I noticed something strange sitting on the steps of the deck. Then I knew what the ducks had been quacking about so furiously. It wasn't the fox.... he was just additional stress.... the raccoon had obviously been around and stolen an egg. the empty egg shell, with just a couple of teeth puncture marks on it, was lying on our steps. Poor Mallards. it really wasn't their day!
I'll be back tomorrow with a few more photographs for you. I don't have any new cards, I still haven't been into my stamping room. It was great to get out into the fresh air and just switch off from everything this weekend. We visited a couple of nurseries, bought some plants, ordered a new elevated planter box for me to plant herbs and just generally chilled. I'm hoping to be able to get into my stamping room this coming weekend, but I will see how I feel about it. I must admit, this is the first time in all these years, that I have really parked my mojo outside the back door. Does anyone else have those times? Just not wanting to stamp?
My continued thoughts and prayers for all those families affected by the storms these last couple of weeks. The photographs of such destruction defy comprehension.
Warm hugs and prayers to those of you who need a little lift tonight, and thank you to those of you who left prayers for me. They were very much appreciated