Monday, July 6, 2015

Back From Vacation

Hello everyone! We just got back yesterday from visiting family and friends in North Caroline and Georgia. Family was in North Carolina and that was great because we got to swim, hang out and went to visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. We also did take out from Patrick Jane's Gourmet Pizza Bar. Thinnest crust ever and it was fabulous! After three days we headed to Cumming, Georgia to see good friends and we had a blast. We swam there as well, ate well, drank, chatted, laughed and went to the Georgia Aquarium. All in all a very necessary vacation and a good one. It takes 9 hours to drive to Raleigh and Delaware and Maryland had a bunch of traffic on the way down. Partner that with monsoon rains and well, it was fun. Atlanta was 5 1/2- 6 hours from Raleigh and we made good time. The three year old boy and 12 year old dog traveled beautifully and never once complained. Now that was a gift.

This morning I was thrilled to see all my flowers blooming like crazy. I also noticed the deer had found the hostas, the bastards, now I have to try and protect what I can. The worst thing I realized this morning was that house sparrows and evicted our bluebirds. :( I kept running outside to chase them away, but unfortunately it seems as if the bluebirds will not be back. To prevent the invasive house sparrow from thinking my yard is a haven, I removed the nesting box and stood it on the ground. Luckily no bluebird carcasses were inside, but now I have to rethink where to hang the bluebird nesting box for next year. Right now 10 of them are hovering by the box on the ground and a deer just strolled through my yard. Wildlife. Gotta work with it. Good times.

On a lighter note, here are some pictures of my blooms.

May you have a wonderful day.


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