Spring is here! Time for the birds and the bees and spiders

            SPRING LEAVES

Green leaves so soft, so bright, so tender,
Emerging in the first blush of spring,
Bringing forth the newness of life,
So fragile, so frail, ever so gentle
With the first bloom of life,
Just waiting to strengthen their
Sensitive young growth into glowing
Strong armours of emerald delights,
Swaying amidst the elements of love,
Both seen and unseen, sharing with nature
The joys of being.

L. Grimley

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I decided to hang a few birdhouses in the backyard, but didn’t have the right hanger,  so in the meantime set them on top of the hot tub cover and filled them with some bird seed.  It turned out to be the perfect place for them – we could enjoy watching them while sitting in the kitchen.  And Sunny, our cat, is amazing!  She will spot a bird feeding from way in the family room, jump onto the back of the couch, leap over to the love seat, top of the love seat and down into the windowsill which is about six feet from the hot tub.  She runs as fast as a roadrunner!  Then she sits (sets?) there swishing her tail, making chattering sounds.  I’m sure the birds can see her but guess they realize they are safe as long as Sunny is behind the glass.

So far there have been two different species feeding – a pair of mourning doves and a few small grayish-brown birds with black masks (I used to know the name but can’t remember).

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While I was taking macro shots of the orange blossoms I spied this cute tiny creature – I call them jumping spiders because they take flying leaps from one place to another.  It’s a fuzzy spider and is about the size of half of your little pinky nail.
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Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday and Wordless Wednesday.

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