Doubled up

It’s been busy around here lately.  Cleaning and getting rid of stuff.  Every year our development has a community yard sale and last weekend was it.  Last year was the first time I participated in several years.  Too much work for very little return.

Last year Mr. Aitch and I hauled all our leftover stuff/junk to the basement where it sat all winter.

My neighbor asked me if I wanted her to add my things to hers and she would take care of the setting up and selling.  I told her to keep any money from my sales.

She insisted that I keep my money.  I made a grand total of…

…$12.

Not a great day for an outside yard sale. The weather consisted of clouds, sun, sprinkles, thunder, rain, and humidity.  Lots of humidity.

Late in the afternoon another thunderstorm rolled through and left us not one but a double rainbow!

Not a bad photo using my iPad!  The colors did get more brilliant but the top one disappeared.  Did you know the colors are inverted in the top double rainbow?

 

Robin redbreast

I went out to get the oil changed in my car the other day and when I got back, Mr. Aitch told me that he or rather the house was being attacked by a very persistent robin.

First, the robin would knock on the front door.  Then go to the door to the deck and do the “shave-and-a-hair-cut two-bits” rapping.  It was driving Mr. Aitch crazy!

I witnessed the knocking on the front door soon after I got home so I investigated the door.

The #@*% bird had done his business all over my hanging basket/door decor.  I immediately took it down along with the hook that held it thinking that would keep the bird from attacking the door window.

Not a chance.

So I sent my brother, sister, and sister-in-law the following text:

 

Then I sent an explanation that we were also enjoying a wine, cheese, ham and cracker lunch…

 

 

 

…and the following picture:

So far it’s working.  And no bird droppings on the king of the jungle guarding our front door.

The neighbors…again

Mr. Aitch and I have been enjoying our neighbors again.

We love watching this feathered couple outside our window.

Usually, the female eats from the feeder…

…preparing the meal…

…while the male sits or hops on the ground picking up any seeds she happens to knock off the suet cake.

But sometimes he gets a chance at the feeder, too.

Our neighbors

The back half of our property is wooded and abuts another much larger wooded area.  We have a new couple living somewhere back there who comes to our house to eat several times a day.

Two pileated woodpeckers.  A female.

And a male.

The one with the red “mustache” is the male.

They both visit our suet cake bird feeder several times a day though the female is the one that usually hangs out on the feeder which is about five-inches square so you can see how large she is. 

The male usually stays on a nearby tree or on the ground under the feeder catching and seeds that fall.  We just love watching them.