Neighbors East of us, whom we had never met . . .
(We had met their three dogs though that yip and bark
each time we walk into the woods behind our house.)
Neighbors pulled into our driveway late yesterday
and asked if we had seen two of their dogs . . .
They scooted out I guess when the chain link gate was opened . . .
They were so distressed, we felt terrible
and told them we would look for them while on our evening walks.
(Jack knows . . . my worse fear ever that that could happen to us with Snickers.)
Fast forward to this morning, I was out walking Snickers
and this little red truck pulls up beside me
and the VERY happy neighbor says,
"I found them!"
There they were shivering and looking a bit guilty in the front seat of the truck,
two "wandering, scruffy, schnauzers," who were found more than two miles away.
I guess they were just sitting there in a front lawn next to each other when he saw them.
I wish I had some pictures to show you . . . I will try and get some.
(Busy days for us, we are getting ready for a family reunion gathering here on Sunday.)
Masses of Pine Siskin flew in to the thistle feeder yesterday
. The feeder is just off to a corner of the screened in porch,
wrong place for picture taking.
So I scrunched myself up over the kitchen sink to try and get some pictures.
At first I thought they were sparrows but I brought out my
trusty Peterson Field Guide to Birds,and read up on the Pine Siskin.
This often used book was 1976 birthday gift from my mom.,
Her written signature is on the inside cover.
The faint yellow subtle streak and other markings
convinced me that I had Pine Siskin visitors.
The more petite size was a "telling point" too.
It is such fun watching them and listening to "their tweeting and twitter."
I have filled the thistle feeder twice in the past twenty four hours
as well as filling the other thistle feeder near the front of the house.
The temperatures turned very cool on Tuesday, we were in the 40-50 range,
maybe that is why the sudden visit.
Here are some quick unedited photos for you.
Moments like this make me very happy . . .
doggies back home, singing birds, springtime days.
Hummers are back too!
Happy Springtime My Friends