I've just realized that the potting shed is now 17 years old!
For those who've followed me a while, you will recall I've told many stories
of its life in the garden. . . . . . and the hours of enjoyment it has brought
me over all those years.
After repairing the door with our good neighbor's help, I did a 'Spring cleaning'
and also made a little purchase for my comfort when bird watching/photographing.
On a recent trip to Charlotte with the usual look around IKEA, I found this folding
wood chair which is now my 'perch'. I can see the feeders and bird baths
without the visiting birds, squirrels and rabbits seeing me!
View from potting shed.
American Robin : Turdus migratorius
This female came for an afternoon bathe on a very hot day
last week. I've noticed robins seem to enjoy a dip more than any
other backyard songbird.
Gray Catbird : Dumetella carolinensis
A secretive bird that the Chippewa Indians named Bird That Cries With Grief
due to its raspy call. The call sounds like a house cat's mewing, hence its
common name. It will only nest in thick shrubs and is more often
heard than seen. . . . . . except it does seem to enjoy coming to my feeders
and the birdbath!
I plan to spend some my holiday weekend out here as more rain is forecast
and this is a shelter where I can enjoy the backyard visitors.
My painted/stenciled floor has held up quite well all these years - I recall
the hours I spent on my knees completing that project.
Oh for the days of a strong back and pain-free kneeling again!!!!!
Mourning Doves : Zinaida macroura
A gentle pair enjoying their perch on the potting shed roof.
Enjoy your Memorial Day, USA and Bank Holiday, UK weekend.