The weather has turned at long last and spring is finally here. And there’s nothing more I’d rather do on a Saturday then spend such a day in the garden with the boys. The pretense is gardening and I will do some of that yes I will. But I’m really outside to enjoy the stream, breathe warm, fragrant air, listen to the birds sing, and enjoy the kitties rambling about the yard.
There is of course plenty to do. Cleaning out the bird baths. Weeding and transplanting. Discarding the unwelcome – and sometimes – uninvited guests (Mr. Spearmint you know who you are.) And there was plenty of help in the doing of it too.
And when the garden work was done for the day
the rest of the time was given to play.
and to watching the birds.
It was a wonderful day spent in the garden with many more to come. Now before I go, I’ll give you the latest behind us where the woods were razed. The posts are in so the next time I show you this view it will include a cedar fence.
No, it’s not the woods.
But it will do.
What beautiful shots! Especially curious about the birds! Are they humming birds?
Aw thanks so much. Yes they are hummingbirds. They come and feed everyday. (The first shot of a bird on the suet was a chickadee. )
Yes those little birds are too cute. I’d love to meet one in real life as I’ve only ever seen them in photos / videos.
I’m so glad you enjoyed them. We’re fortunate to have a number of them hang around in our yard. I never get tired of watching them.
These lovely pictures make me feel like spring really is in the air! It’s so nice to see the kitties enjoying it, too.
Yes spring is here I think. It will be in the sixties for the next few days and we’re already loving it – all of us, including those with the whiskers! 🐱 😊
I like your rainwater collection (olive) barrels. I used to have half a dozen or more of the same kind set up at a house I once owned.
They work good, especially with all the rain we get here. My husband even set ours up with a valve to drain into the stream he built.
Love your garden shed. Your kitties look they they enjoy your garden.
Thanks, I love the shed too. And the kitties really enjoy exploring in the garden and just hanging out!😊
Pleased to see you have the arrival of Spring. I suspect we will have to wait some time for that yet. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
Yes, we are into the warm weather for at least the next week and hopefully until next October!! 🙂 – well, that’s not likely 😉 but I’ll take it however long it lasts! Yours is just around the corner. 🙂
Aww! So cute! Tiger and Benji love being in the garden. I just love your stream! And the fact that your husband built it has got me thinking…🤔I wonder if a person could make one in Fresno now that the drought is officially “over” …
Thanks so much! I’m sure you could do some kind of water feature – maybe just start small. I love the stream Bob built but it wasn’t simple (at least to me.) There’s a pump in the bottom end that recirculates the water back to the top. He also installed electricity nearby to turn it on by a switch. Pretty clever I thought, It’s wonderful to have flowing water in a corner of the yard, makes me feel like I’m out camping! 🙂
True, when I first started reading your blog and I saw it I thought it really was a real stream near your house! It was when the forest was still there so it made perfect sense to me! 😋
What a wonderful place for the cats. I love the idea of a stream.
Thank you so much! The kitties love wandering around in the yard, and especially stick close by whenever I’m outside. We enjoy each other’s company! My husband built the stream and I love being able to have water flow at the flip of a switch. 🙂
What is that quirky thing against the wall in the first photo? Looks like the kind of art my daughter would love in her yard. Glad someone is having spring! Grump. Grump.
You mean the wooden man sitting on the stool?? 😉 All of the sculptures and ‘hardware’ are courtesy of my husband, who has the artistic flair. He picks up odds and ends and places them strategically around the yard. My favorite is the bike which has no seat and is purely there for interest! It’s one of my favorite things to photograph. 🙂
We each seem to have married men who haul stuff home. We have driftwood like the ones in your photos.
Yes! 😁 I used to laugh but he has a good eye and the treasures look good in our garden – though I have nixed a few!
Does he haul home interesting rocks as well as driftwood?
Yes, he likes both! 😉 The rocks worked well around the stream bed. The wood can end up anywhere. 🙂
How about pipes, pieces of fence, discarded carts, and other “I will find a use for it” items!!
I draw the line at discarded carts! 😉 🙂
Well one of his has actually been quite useful, much to my surprise.