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Chester L. W. Spaniel.
Guess what? It's actually warm out! I mean summer-day warm! Almost 80º! My ghostwriter put her warm coat on when she got ready to go out in the yard. But as soon as she stepped outside, she turned around and threw her coat back into the house. Wow!
The pear tree is in full bloom. As we gazed up into the blossoms, we saw this:
A baby grackle! These little gargoyles have the ugliest faces, and continuously make an annoying sound, like "chark chark chark chark chark chark …" so their parents don't forget where they are. As soon as I got near, the parent grackles started dive bombing me and calling me a jerk jerk jerk jerk jerk jerk jerk jerk, as I sniffed around the yard.
|Sheesh! What rude birdies!|
As you might know, grackles make gigantic slimy poops, usually all over the cars, lawn furniture, windows, and anything your humans might like to have outside. Dad just got our doggie statues of Old Charisma and Miss Ginger out of storage. By the next day, they were covered with grackle goop! We'll all be glad when those nasty grackles move on!
Earlier today, we spotted a baby robin in the birch tree. (It's not a good shot since we had to look up through the window screen.) But he sat there for a long time waiting as the mother would come and go with juicy worms to feed him. This is probably Romeo Feathersworth from the nest in the yew bushes. By the way, there is still that one unhatched egg in there. So I think it's safe, or sad, to say Romeo is an only child.
We'll be sure to keep you posted on our local birdie drama!
Meanwhile, here are a few pictures of our flowers:
The tiny light blue flowers are called forget-me-nots. They are biannual plants. They start as a seed that grows into a small leafy plant during the first summer. The next year, they grow real bushy and have lots of flowers. These then go to seed and die. When ghostwriter pulls up the dead plants, she is sure to shake out all the seeds for the next crop to grow. We have them growing all over the yard.
In other news, I got a new chewy bone! Hooray!
Oh, here's a bit of news from the nursing home where ghostwriter works. Oma is still covid negative, and she's doing well. As you might know, my ghostwriter has been working a lot of extra days lately. She says that whenever she goes in, there are presents from people in the community in appreciation of the hard work the nursing home staff is doing right now. One day a local catering service provided delicious boxed lunches. Other days there was pizza, or gift bags full of little snacks and treats, or trays of cookies, donuts, or fruit from scout troops, businesses, church groups, and even the residents' families. On the bulletin board are lots of cards and letters from families and friends saying thank you too. Isn't that nice?