Happy Memorial Day!
For those of you outside the USA, this is the day we remember and honor the men and women who have served our country in the military.
Valley Springs is remembering 8 yr old Leila Fowler who was murdered in early May. Her 12 yr old half-brother is in jail accused of the crime. Purple was her favorite color..
|Fence at Leila's school|
|School sign wrapped in purple ribbons - her favorite color|
I have 2 weekends of things to share with you .. last weekend the 18th I was up there and here is what the baby birds looked like... they have their feathers coming in and they were all big! The parents are amazing, constantly feeding them... all 6 were doing well.
But this weekend the box was empty including the nest material... I think they flew away, at least I hope they did. Their parents were back looking to make more babies so I moved the bird house to a tree and nailed it up. I have a bunch of these bird houses that my dad made me for my birthday two years ago, but this is the first one that has been used. I went around to the others to secure them higher up and found that they were being used, but by woodpeckers to store their acorns. Probably 40 in each one!
|Watch out - something is stalking you!|
|No - it is just Casey supervising again..|
|This is my front steps with all the dwarf mexican evening primroses. Tough desert flowers.|
|Sunflowers in the veggie garden are doing well|
|Those roses are tough! No water, no care, but look at that color!|
|Classic farmhouse with the big roof eaves and wrap- around porch to fight the heat. And a grape vine.|