Friday, May 15, 2009

It's wild freakin' kingdom out there

It's the last day of school in the regular semester. The students are moving out. The traffic is terrible because of it. There are parents parked all over the place moving stuff out. The bars have barricades on the sides of the road just waiting for the partiers later. On the up side, the campus will soon be ours again!

For the past two weeks we have been having a fight with the redwing blackbirds in our backyard. Again. We are winning so far this year. All of their nests have been knocked down by us as they are being built, which really makes the birds mad.

The neighbors have a robins nest on their light by the back door:

If you look real close at the picture, you can see Mrs. Robin in her nest. At least robins don't swoop at you when you get near their nests. I got pretty close to take this picture.

The lilacs are blooming really pretty in our yard now.

Here is a volunteer pansy from the pansies that Paulette had hanging on the fence last year:

On the knitting front, I am now on row 3 of the border of my shawl. The rows are reaaaaaallllly long. It takes about an hour and a half to finish one. There are only 14, thank God.

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