We are enjoying some of the most beautiful days of the year right now.
And, just to make it even more like heaven, it's daisy time.
The property here, that hasn't been dug up by some loud and annoying machine, is covered with them.
My mom always called them 'the happy flower'.
Then I heard Meg Ryan call them that in 'You've Got Mail' and I almost cried.
As you can see, Mr. Wilson is right at home and still likes to watch me flit here and there from his perch.
And when the grandittles visit he heads to the garage and sits way up on top of the storage bins and watches with much delight.
We have birds nesting in many houses right now.
It is wonderful to listen to them in the morning when they are most active and flying back and forth from the nests.
We have mostly house wrens and they just happen to be my favorite to listen to.
I know the chickadees are nesting somewhere but it's not here. We have maybe a handful still eating their seed here. I always miss them so much at this time but will enjoy their wee ones when they return to the feeders.
We have blue-jays and doves nesting in the trees but far too high up for photos.
He's the cutest little jigger. And he loves his Wilson's box. :)
Annie is not crazy about him but that's probably because she is a torti with cat-titude and he's all feet and energy and often too much in her face.
Things will get better with time.
Meanwhile, he will tear up and down the stairs and shred his toys to pieces.
We love him to bits.
Simon's friend watching the grands play.
"My, they do run fast."
We have so many chipmunks here this year that you can't go a few feet without spotting one. Simon is still under the pump but shares his den now.
No little ones to report yet.
My sister and traveling niece visited on Sunday.
Yes, we took a selfie. lol
Work continues on the house and out-door work never seems to end.
A bob-cat arrives soon to move piles of dirt to a spot where we will design a berm at the back of the property. We want to add height and interest to the landscape.
There we will place many of the large rocks that were dug out from the foundation of the house.
I hope our 'vision' works. :)
It will be nice someday to just relax and enjoy the fruits of our labour.
The daisies are short-lived but their little faces bring back happy memories of days gone by here at the farm.
One of God's gifts, for sure.
'Til next time.