We've been very busy preparing for the summer months. I enjoy supervising the work around the house. The gardens are weeded then soft new mulch, on which I will have my cat naps in the sun, is laid on the ground. Chris also plants flowers in clay pots and she never forgets to prepare the sugared water for the arrival of the humming birds. It's a happy and lively time.
Yesterday, we were working in the garden when we heard a loud call from a Pileated woodpecker. It was so loud and unusual that Chris got up and looked towards the birdfeeder where the sound was coming from. Was Rachel in trouble? Then we both smiled as we looked at each other. Everything was wonderful, Ruadan had come back for a visit!There he was, holding on to the rope that secures the roof of the birdfeeder with one leg and reaching sideways for some peanut butter suit. This is how Ruadan had learned to balance himself when Rachel was desperately trying to teach him how to land on the birdfeeder's roof. Ruadan's visit made our day!
(visit the web pages to see Rachel and her son Ruadan)