Monday, May 02, 2011

Monday morning~ sunny~no wind~45 degrees~!

It's Monday morning and it's bright and beautiful outside.. This morning at 7 a.m. I had a Baltimore Oriole visit my window.. Took the screen off the one window in my bedroom this winter and this morning I woke to a tap tap tap on the window.. I looked and it was the Oriole telling me he was back and he needed some Grape Jelly.. He was so bright orange and I was all excited.. I got dressed quickly and rushed downstairs and right out the door to the shed to get my oriole feeder..went into the house and got it washed up and cleaned.. I put gobs of Grape Jelly on the feeder and then I had one last orange in the fridge and I split it in two.. took it outside and there he was "Mr.Oriole" whistling at me.. He followed me out to the place where I had the feeder hanging last year..He hardly waited for me to put the feeder on the shephard's hook ~ he almost landed on my hand trying to get to the food.. I was breathless~ with excitement.. Have never gotten that close to one of these colorful birds before.. These are the times I wish I had a camera mounted on my head and take pictures.. Came back into the house and got the other feeder ready for him and it's now hanging out by my garden I can see it from where I'm sitting here.. I have two male orioles and I look to have more because last spring they had 2 batches of baby birds. Got my hummingbird feeders out also and I will be complete with the birds that come here every year. So far no sightings of hummers.. I love those little guys... so fun to watch.. My biggest joy would be to find a nest of those tiny birds.. THe nest is about the size of a thimble.. so it would be hard to see..
This morning besides the excitement of the Orioles,, I am washing clothes and getting my things packed to go to Sweden on Friday afternoon.. I'm ready~! WIth all this spring excitement of my birds I'm really hesitent on leaving the house.. But I'm sure all these birds will be here when I return.. The temperature and weather in Sweden is just like here.. Early spring,, temp's in the 50's. sunny days with rain periodically. It feels so good to have the sun here for 2 whole days now.. Brightens things up and cheers one's soul.. I'll be so glad to be on the plane...on Friday.. Everything packed and if one forgot something ~ oh well> too bad.. I have my camera, and my gps packed.. Going to see if I can find a cache while I am in Sweden.. Geocaching is all over the world...
At 3p.m. I'll go to Central City and pick up Ben from daycare.. I'm going to miss him like crazy.. HE stopped by yesterday with his dad.. The camper that belongs to Cory was behind our shed. He came to pick it up.. Ben told me "Daddy and I are going to clean up the camper and were going camping in two weeks.. " I thought that was wonderful... It's one of those fold out campers and it's going to be needing a lot of scrubbing and freshing up because it hasnt been used in a couple years.. Hope it's not too infested with mice... Dog gone ~ mice can be so distructive. I'm sure Cory and his Mom and Ben will be busy getting it ready... Ben could hardly wait for Cory to get it hitched to the big red truck... It had two flat tires and while Cory got air in them Dave took Ben on a ride with the John Deere A... He let Ben drive it ~! Ben thought he was big stuff getting to drive it around the field in the back of the house... There is 20 acres behind the house for them to drive that tractor all over the place.. Ben had lots of fun~! His grin was from ear to ear...~! When he saw the trailer connected to the truck Ben was ready to leave. So Dave and Ben parked the John Deere inside the shed and he was off and running to the truck.. HE was ready to go with Cory to get it home. It was fun to see him for a little bit~! He loves camping , and I'm sure this summer Cory will teach him how to fish..
News was good to hear this morning as Osuma Bin Laden was killed a week ago , but just reported last night.. Lots of celebrating...and rightfully so...
Lots to do today~! Best get busy.. Have a great and tiggeriffic day~! It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood~! ta ta for now from Iowa~:)

2 comments:

rex22lbs said...

Heading out to put my oranges and hummingbird feeders up now. Glad they came back!

Tracy said...

I enjoyed reading about your birding adventures...I just had a hummingbird approache our seed feeder the other day as if to say, 'hey, get my food out right now!' well, of course I do what I am told but haven't seen him in a few days...
I've never seen a Baltimore oriole on my feeder :(