Looks like Londoners already have their attitudes strapped on as
they get ready to host the Olympics. The above tote bag poking fun at us fat American’s is already being sold at http://maiden.bigcartel.com/. Maybe some tea and crumpets will do American’s some good while they are visiting, but come on London, you guys aren’t that far behind when it comes to the number of obese people you have. You just can’t take not being number one can you? Well for this year let it be known that at least we beat your ass in the eating competition.
We have two big tinted windows in our living room and one in our
bathroom. During the day we can see out but no one can see in. The birds have a difficult time with this and are always flying into the windows. I even hung a small feeder with suction cups on one of the windows so the birds can see that there is something there but it doesn’t seem to help.
Typically we will hear a large thud and then the kids will run to
the window to give me the status of the birds. “He’s still breathing Mommy” is a good sign; “he’s taking a nap” isn’t so good. Among the causalities this year we have seen: Robins, Doves, Crows and Sparrows. Dead birds are creepy and even though I never touch them with my hands I still wash them excessively when I’m done.
For those that die we have a sad procedure that we follow. I scoop the bird up with a stick and a butterfly net and we march to the backyard. On the other side of our privacy fence is a group of giant trees, the
perfect resting place for dead birds.
As I fling the dead bird over the fence, McKenzie yells out, “Rest in
peace” and it’s all over. I’ve never looked on the other side of the fence to
see how big the pile is but I have bad dreams about large piles of dead birds spilling over the fence and into our yard.
I was asked to join the “board” for Riverside Gardens and I gracefully accepted. That means I will attend a meeting once per month where we
decide on fund raisers and what projects to work on. This has been the worst year ever for gardening with the drought, deer and weeds but I must say that mine isn’t looking too bad. I was also invited to attend an ice-cream social with some big shot international gardening club this Thursday night. What does one wear to a gardening club ice-cream social? It sounds pretty stuck up and prissy to me but I’ll go just for you. If nothing else it should be some good blog material.
Have a good day!