Sunday, April 17, 2011

Out of My Rear Window 4/17/11

This week hasn't been the best.  Towards the end of the week some serious problems developed.  Nothing negative to my personal health and well-being, however.  My most sincere apologies for not visiting your blogs.  I will try to blog at least a couple of times a week, and more if I can swing it.  Visiting all of your blogs for a while might prove to be a problem for a while.  I will certainly try and visit, but might prove to be an off and on visitor.

Yesterday was very windy and rainy, but, nothing like was experienced down South.  The only thing that happened around here is that the little hanging bird waterer that you see on the lower right of the picture swung wildly in the wind, dumping all of its water in the process.  It's still windy today, so I'll wait until tomorrow to refill it.  If you plan to get one, it might be a good idea to have a regular bird bath handy also.

There were a couple of different visitors to the feeders this week.  This mallard pair has, I think, been here before.  Every Spring, they decide that the water-filled cover of my neighbor's pool would make a great swimming hole, and decide to settle in.  Who wouldn't, with water and food so close together.
And, this morning, when I looked out, I saw this Canada Goose pair eating away.  They stayed most of the morning.  I hope that they don't become regular visitors, and bring all of their relatives.  I think that they are lovely birds, but I just can't deal with the mess.  Even with just the two of them, my driveway is full of big green poo piles.
I hope that your Sunday is happy, and full of peace.

16 comments:

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

ah, louise, i am so sorry for the bad things that have occurred recently. you seem so nice and your love for nature is so much like mine, it doesn't seem fair when negative things knock on our doors...your duckies are so precious as are your geese. i have two geese that return to the pond though they choose wisely not to nest as the fox and the snapping turtles lurk too close. take care and please know that i am sending wonderful positive and peaceful energies all the way to upstate NY...:)

Woodswalker said...

Sorry to hear that troubles have found you, Louise. Hope things are looking up for you.

Liesl said...

Hi Louise,hope things are better again soon! those mallard ducks are so cute!

Samantha said...

Hope things calm down for you quickly!
I agree about the geese..one thing I clearly remember from my childhood geese is trying to avoid goose poop!

texwisgirl said...

I'll be thinking of you and sending hopes and prayers for easier days again. Truly hope all will be well.

Don't worry about dropping in on all of your blog buddies. We'll be here when you have more time again!

Gary said...

Gee Boomer and I hope you're OK. Just send the geese and the mallards up here where they belong.Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, canada.

Janet said...

Hope all is well with you soon x

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Louise! I hope you find peace this week too!

Terry said...

Hugs, Louise. I hope everything turns out OK.

Dreaming said...

Sorry to hear that you are having some hard times... but glad it isn't related to your health.
Take care!

Sheri said...

Hope your problems are quickly and positively resolved, Louise.

The green of that mallard's neck...now there's a handsome duck.

Sandy ~~~ said...

I hope everything works out...in the meantime thanks for sharing your backyard, and it's inhabitants, with me!

Tammy said...

Hope your troubles are overcome quickly and that you might have peace in the midst of them. Take care,
Tammy

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Louise!!!
Thank you for the pretty pictures.
We hope things improve each day...surely the fine weather is a time to be out and about and not behind a 'puter.
We'll be here.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Vicki Lane said...

Hoping that things get better soon! Love the close shot of the geese!

KB said...

I'm so sorry that you've run into some problems, and I hope that they are resolved soon.

I love your visitors. We never get waterfowl at our feeders so it's very fun to see.