Monday, 14 June 2021

Summer is creeping towards us

I am amazed with plants like the hops vine. It has reached the roof. I continue to pick about 50 LDD caterpillars off of it each day to preserve it. The reptile tongs are terrific, now that the caterpillars have spiny things that can give one a rash.

I put out the kiddie pool, but I have a leak. I'll see if I can find a repair kit. I fill it a little each day, so as not to drain the well. It gives it a chance to warm up, as the well water is about 4 C.

🌩We had lightning last night, moderate temperatures, but no rain. I keep hoping.

Sitting on the back deck, I was watching a pair of red-eyed vireo have been playing in the lilac tree. In and out, chases back and forth from the shrubs to the trees. It is delightful!

red-eyed vireo from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

I like their nests. They weave birch through it.

I managed the baby crow noises on tape!


In the frontyard, a sparrow pair on the spruce tree. I had a bit if trouble finding it! 



I'll leave with a laugh. I realized my mistake in putting the trailcam in front of the flags. I was hoping to catch the doe, but I moved it as it'd waste batteries!

flagging from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Tom said...

...after a long wait summer comes quickly.

Anvilcloud said...

We've had thunder this morning but no rain. Sigh.

Yamini MacLean said...

hari Om
... loved that last little glimpse - I was standing back in your yard with you!!! YAM xx

Christine said...

love your bird photos.

RedPat said...

So many caterpillars! A friend grew hops in his yard one summer and it trailed around the whole yard!

Nancy J said...

Lovely tall grasses waving in front of the flags. Down here, we can buy rolls of super tape, that will repair anything and keep water in. the brand is " Flex Tape" and comes in clear and black, I have a bucket with a huge split, taped it, and not a drip of water goes out.

DeniseinVA said...

Fun to see the videos and your photos. I hope you can get the leak fixed.

Kay said...

I'm wondering if those are the same caterpillars that are invading Maine. Apparently the Maine caterpillars cause a painful rash and if the spikes are inhaled can cause a lung infection.

William Kendall said...

We had passing lightning in the night, and actual rain today.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely pictures of the birds, and that nest is amazing.

Here in the UK we've had some sunny days but they are now warning of thunderstorms for the end of the week!

Take care, my good wishes.

All the best Jan