As the sun shines bright through the front room blinds, I just know it is going to be a good day!
I know it is hard to see this cheerful robin in the top of our old oak tree, but if you play the short clip you will surely hear his joyous song. Robins are sitting atop most of our trees, facing the sunrise and gazing at snow capped Mt. Hood in the distance.
This burbler and small alpine pond is just outside our bedroom. Because of the gentle flow over the rock, it's a favorite place for delicate hummingbirds to bath.
Oops, better let my helper back in!
There's evidence that birds are looking for nesting spots. Black-cap chickadees nested in this home last summer. We added a large twig inside the box as a ladder for the little ones to exit. I see there are some large twigs scattered around and on top of the home; I guess some bird thinks the hole is larger than it really is!
There's a light frost this early morning. The frosted, colored mosses on this rock remind me of underwater coral reefs.
The pink buds of the almond tree will be open by tomorrow!
English heather is in full bloom. Our honey bees love it! They will be here this afternoon in the warm sun; too cold this morning for them. I added my own bees :o)
Fifteen yards (a large dump truck) of mushroom compost is being delivered tomorrow. Then the "work" starts. Glen is so excited about shovelling it! Go figure. I'm excited about taking these signs down and placing them where they belong in the beds for this year's garden.
Cotton, our 11 month yellow lab, feels it is her duty to chew and defrost the ice off of all the bird baths. The birdies thank her with un-ending entertainment throughout the day.
Bags of seed potatoes await planting...after Glen shovels the compost into the beds!
It's hard to pull me away from yard duty, but my painting awaits. Today I am painting fun kitchen and tea settings. I may have to add a bird into the mix somehow. You know that is Portland's saying, don't you? "Just add a bird to it!"
Perfect in beauty, God shines forth. Psalm 50:2
Have a beautiful day!