We took Henry around the place with us, feeding him goldfish crackers as we went. But boy did he enjoy Pettite's waterfalls. Right then I knew we needed more than a bird bath. We bought a couple more sets of chicks and hens for the rock garden in the front island,
I found this wonderful new plant (Pilea Moon Valley...well, ok, it's new to me and an indoor plant), Robert got some impatiens and some Drip Roses. M2T2 left and we did some returning at Kohl's and candle shopping at BBW. Then we decided to try out Lowes. And they had the loveliest selection of waterfalls. We narrowed it down to 2 and ended up with this one.
Even in this horrible heat (and it's not even the end of May yet and we are past 90 degrees), Robert started working in the garden. There was a lilac tree but it hasn't grown and what does grow, grows less each year. That was removed. There were 2 overaged, and overgrown bushes behind the house which are also now gone. And mulched in this mulch machine we own. More pepper plants and a tomato plant, were placed. I reworked my indoor succulents.
When the heat got to him, Robert came in and rested, watching some shows on what he calls the Nazi Channel. That reminded me of a funny incident at our last Friends of Domonkas Library meeting. As a Friends group we donated several thousand dollars to have new modern technology installed in the conference room and now we sponsor a movie night each month. The first one was about Nazi's and the war and our one German member threw up her hands and said in heavily German-accented English...."no more war movies. You'd think that Germany only provided movie topics!" She's so nice and cute. So whoever is sponsoring the movie in June will not be showing a war movie.
After all this work and all this heat it was relaxing to chow down with these great burgers, red-skinned potato salad, and the most amazing corn on the cob. This is the 2nd time Apples has offered such sweet corn that you'd think it was right out of the field.
Suddenly I looked up and said, Robert! There's a Robin eye-ing the waterfall. And we watched excitedly as the Mr. Robin (Gibb) hopped all around and backed off, and back up to the waterfall. He first drank from the lower portion. Then flew to the fence and preened himself. Suddenly he was back down and fearlessly not only took a bath in the water, he went behind and stuck his head under the falls and had himself a perfectly great shower. Can you spy him? I had to take these pictures through the kitchen window, screen and all. Then he flew to the top and drank from that top portion. This is going to be so much fun. I hope he tells his friends.
I am grateful I have this free country to live in, kept sacred by the blood of those who worked and continue to work to keep tyranny away from us from without...now to keep it away from within. Jill and I have talked about the fact we all have missions to perform while in mortality. We sometimes have to guess at what we are supposed to do. Other times we know immediately. And in each day we need to be watchful and vigilant so we can act when we need to act.
God Bless America and all people everywhere who choose freedom, if only within their own minds/hearts until that day when all people can be free.