And in the front yard. One of the best things to happen in the past week was having three magnolia blossoms open at the same time. Just astonishingly beautiful. I spent a lot of time on the porch just looking at them!
Everytime I went in and out the front door all spring long, I talked to the magnolia tree about the fact that there hadn’t been many blossoms placed where I could see them in recent years. I was delighted to see, when bud time arrived, that nearly 20 were on branches right at porch level. Thanks, Magnolia!
It seems to me the crickets and locusts started a bit earlier this year – somewhere around July 10. Not a full summer concert yet, but coming along.
I got to see one of the downy woodpeckers feeding its mate from the suet holder recently. Another astonishing treat! And then there was the dragon cloud up in the sky, clear as could be.
The bad news is that a small walnut tree, which must have gotten a bit top heavy, had its top knocked off during a storm last week. There was just a bare pole sticking up. So I got out my newly purchased saw and cut it down, thanking the tree for what it had given, and promising to use its wood well.
Pretty quiet out there right this minute – the mourning doves are feeding on the patio, the squirrels are enjoying the peanuts, the blue jays are having their daily discussion and the tomatoes are turning red.
All is well.