Where did the weekend go? I was so busy on the weekend that I didn't even get a post up for Mother's Day. I hope all the mothers out there had a wonderful day and were duly celebrated.
We had a fabulous meal at our son and his wife's, along with her parents and grandmother. Jenn made a seafood chowder that was SO delicious. I suggested she needs to try out for the next Masterchef Canada. She really is a great cook! We had a wonderful visit and the weather was mostly sunny and even humid for the first time this season. Our daughter, Jennifer, Face Timed me when I got home and we chatted for quite a while. I was able to show her the backyard and deck as I was sitting outside. Don't you just love technology?!
Talk about presentation! Yummy.
We bought some spruce trees to plant along the backyard as a wind and snow break. They will take a long time to grow and do any good before we see it but we need something after all the drifting we had this past winter. I also bought a lilac bush which hasn't been planted yet. I have an idea for the back lawn. I think we need to build a raised bed garden with a stone wall around it. We have a lot of lawn back there and it would be nice to have a focal point to look at. It could also act as a wind break. So, my plan is to plant the lilac and that cute green spruce on the left in the photo and transplant a couple of perennial shrubs in this new raised bed. I wonder when this will be accomplished. It had better be soon I think.
Tree Swallows having a close encounter.
The Tree Swallows won the 'house lottery' on the weekend. There were half a dozen or more of them flying around the past week looking for the house to be put up. Of course, they've also been eating bugs while doing their acrobatics which is great! On Saturday a pair finally decided to set up house keeping in the house and have started nest building. A chickadee was checking out the house on Friday too but it lost out. I haven't seen a Bluebird at all so Swallows it is. I bought another birdhouse that Murray has to install yet so maybe we'll get another nesting pair in it.
I've had the hummingbird feeders out for 10 days and finally I saw one come this afternoon after I had changed the water in them. I'm not sure how many are here but this one keeps coming back. I believe it's a female.
This cute Goldfinch and his friend landed on the deck railing at suppertime.
We are getting much needed rain tonight and tomorrow but the long Victoria Day holiday weekend is looking quite nice and warm. I feel terrible for those of you in the US that have to deal with tornados and warnings. It must be very stressful for you and I pray you will all be safe.
Have a great week my friends. I will be back soon.