Sunday, April 30, 2006

Swamp Critters

Life on the swamp is busy as usual. One afternoon, Shannon and I saw racoons, rabbits, the always present squirrels and a white cat (he appeared from nowhere a few days ago and shows up from time to time, hiding under the azaleas hoping to catch a bird). One of the racoons has a bum leg and seems to feed more and shows up earlier in the evening than the others.

The Indigo Buntings are here and I think they are my favorite! They have taken over the thistle feeders overflowing to the regular feeder as well. I love their color of blue! I think I need a dress that color.
Daughter and son-in-law are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary with a trip to Hot Springs, so it has been quiet around here. The buntings are a reminder of their wedding. The reception, as I said in an earlier post, was held in our back yard and we saw the bride and groom off by throwing birdseed. To my surprise and delight, for the next few days I had a flock of Indigo Buntings feeding outside my kitchen window and I have looked forward to their return every year.
We have had rain so everything in the yard is green and the newly planted annuals along with the returning perennials are looking good. April, May and part of June are the best times for flowers in my part of the world. After that, the heat and humidity start taking toll and it is a battle just to keep things alive.
Since all is quiet, I think I will take a little afternoon nap, it's Sunday, but Monday's a comin' soon!

1 comment:

BonidaK said...

Hi, don't know if I had a Indigo Bunting in my back yard or not. It was the brightest blue bird I had ever seen and small. There was only one and it didn't stay around for long after I came out to take a look. Coleton has some abc's on the fridge and that bird was the color of his big blue letters, LOL.