Took a nice walk with the dogs this morning.   I finally saw the mama woodpecker.   She’s a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.  Any time I walk by the tree her nest is in I can hear the chicks.  I believe they were newly hatched when I first heard them as their cries were rather soft and whispery.  Now they’re rather loud and boisterous.   And almost constant,  whether mama is at the nest or not.

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The nest is in this tree around to the left even with the dark spotting.  She’s in the picture but I only had my phone so you can’t see her.  I like listening to the chicks.

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The Ox-eye Daisies are everywhere.  I’m so grateful I took the time to learn my local wildflowers.   That little bit of knowledge makes me happy.

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They do so enjoy being dogs.  And isnt the green fabulous?!  Time for a mow, if it will just dry out enough.  We’ve had rain nearly every day for a while.   The days it didn’t rain were, of course,  the

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Yoga after.  Tucker decided the mat was a nice place to flop.

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Then Hobie joined in.

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Phoebe was on the floor with me too.  She gives me room though.  

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I got these little bottles because of the shape.   I decided later to mix a big batch of bug repelling oil with which to make my own sprays (a combo of citronella,  lemongrass,  rosemary , lavender , geranium,  and a little clove.  Add a bit to a 50/50 mix of water and witch haxel and you have a pretty good bug repellent) and realized this is the perfect bottle for it.   I like to swirl it in the bottle to mix.  I feel all alchemical.

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