Monday, September 25, 2017

Catching Up

Well I, Sweet William The Scot, got to catch you up on what happened with the baby birds we acquired by buying a bird house at Lowe's and getting down the road only to find out the house was occupied with babies.  If you remember we tried to get the store to take them back with no luck.
Sitting on my new driveway and thinking this sure looks different.

The first one to fly off was Flappy just as Lee was taking this picture but sadly his life ended that day.  We had one of those sideways sheet rains and Lee saw him trying to make it back to the nest but by the time she got to him the rain had washed him down to the drain and he had taken in to much water.
We had two for the next several weeks.  Little, on the left, was always singing but sadly his singing stopped one hour before he died.  Lee had him in her hand he kept stretching like he had a tummy ache then he died.  He never got his fledgling feathers.
Now we had only Spikey.  We knew he was lonely so we kept him with us all the time.  If we went out on the porch he sat with us.  If I was looking out the door he was sitting with me looking out.  Well we had him for over a month then he flew away.
But he still comes back.  Some evenings when we are sitting on the porch he comes in and sits on the basket handle.  He has never gotten the ability to make a good landing.  He flies then runs as he lands sometimes running into things.  We don't see his species around here much.  We have noticed the hummingbirds have befriended him and he sits with them but cannot keep up with them flying.  We worry what he will do when winter comes.  He eats the seeds off of our cone plants we notice.  He never leaves for more than a day or two.

Spikey has followed us in the door a couple of times.  So when Lee saw a birdcage out for the garbage last week she stopped and put it in the car.  If he has a hard time he can stay with us this winter.
Our prayer for him is that he can find some of his kind who could teach him what he needs to know to survive and not be lonely.
But he will always have us.

Our tall Phlox had beautiful heads this year.
We had Petunias in pink, purple and blue this year that got really big and grew out of the bed.
Our  Elephant Ear (Colocasia) were just starting here.  They got to be over five feet tall.
Our Needle and Thread plants all had flowers, we would see Spikey sitting on them when they were in bloom.
Our Knock Out Roses really took off in the Spring.
We have lost over $100 in flowers in having a new cement driveway poured.

Will has had a hard Summer but seems to be improving.  The vet is of the thought his white spots and two stone hard lymph nodes and malaise could have been the result of an insect like a poison spider bite.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot