Birdwatching

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The risky pleasures of doing things you are prohibited from normally doing.

We keep our birds in a parrot cage. It is heavy duty metal and sits on a heavy stand.

I have pried a 15 pound cat off of it without harm to the birds. The cage got pushed up against the boxes where Riley our once fostered cat likes to sit. So he is his clever cat-ness lifted the sheet which covers the cage. This is his favorite TV program — bird-watching.

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Garden: Abundance

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Summer is coming to an end with the figs. The heat, drought and lack of water has taken it’s toll. What was on the trees is now dried but not in a good let’s rehydrate these way. My freezer is full of bags of figs. I will miss going out in the early morning to pick a few figs for breakfast. A few figs remain. I picked two yesterday. There are still a few small green ones. In this heat they may ripen. This is one thing I do love about summer, fresh fruit ripe from the trees.  It is one of my fondest memories growing up. My Aunt Irene had a lot that was 150′ wide and half the length of a city block. Her yard had lemon, apricots, quince, oranges, peaches and figs trees. My least favorite was the lemon. One, you couldn’t just pick a lemon and eat it, two it had spikey thorns.  I loved spending summer days under the canopy of those trees. 

Garden: Stephanois Floribunda Clusters

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A combination of flooding the pot with water and the warm temperatures have sent my Stephanotis into a beautiful abundance of sweet, sweet flowers.

I was sent a note from Sue in Florida who worked for a nursery. She said inside of two of the greenhouses stephanotis sent vines 300 feet around the inside top of the building. It was her job to clip the clusters of flowers and bag them for wedding bouquets and corsages. What an enriching job in so many ways.