I don’t have too much to rant about today but maybe this will
have to do……
It started on Saturday evening. I was watering my tomato vines and
heard a ruckus. I turned to look at that eyesore Quince bush that Sis
and I attempted to trim.( It seemed the more we trimmed it the
larger it became..)anyway..
Many birds who love to gather in
it were squawking and fleeing rapidly. Then a large hawk flew out of the
bush and into the sky landing in the trees above our yard. This is
something we have never seen in this part of the city. I began to hear it’s
distinct call. For days now we have seen NO BIRDS, NO SQUIRRELS
of any kind around here at any time of the day. The pine tree is silent,
the bushes are silent, the bird bath untouched.  NO SKIPPY or his little
buddies!! They all have skedaddled away for other places. DARN
I think that is just rotten that they are so scared now they all stay
far away. As far as I know I am the only house in the whole block
that had a birdbath for them to use. Sad
The large field across the way is void of squirrels
who love to frolic up and down the trees there. SILENCE. I think that is
the most strange thing of all. It had been terribly hot here,
Now it has cooled off some .. still no birds..
Most early mornings you can hear the birds chirping away and then
quiet down in the heat of the day. NOTHING. The pear tree in the
neighbors yard is usually really busy with squirrels and birds. NOTHING.
They moved on to safer places for awhile I imagine. WE watch and
wait and listen to see if the hawk is still around. I guess as long as
the neighborhood is silent… the fear and danger is still there. Disappointed
I sure do miss the critters.Sad
Our experiment with the hanging tomato planter.. welll
I think it would have been better in a container. Not nearly as
many tomatoes and they are taking so long to ripen. It is so heavy and
hangs so low it has been a hard thing to try to keep the tomatoes off
the ground. I have them on a 6 foot heavy duty shepherds hook and it
attached to a link fence, otherwise it would be hanging even LOWER.
When I see those ads on tv.. well they did some mighty pruning to keep
their tomatoes like that. I tied mine up but they still do not look anything
like the one on in the ads do. I am a first time user though, maybe other
people who have done it before know more about what they are doing
than me. They do NOT tell you to hang it HIGH. and boy bending down
to try to pick them or seeing them hang down near the ground is
rotten. So much for this rant…
Well that’s all from here.. pretty quiet in the neighborhood. We like it
that way… tomorrow is another day and you just never know though…


PS  I am totally disgusted with WORDPRESS for messing with the home page they had. The old one worked fine!


I was a caregiver for the elderly on and off for over 30 years.I am now retired and enjoying a new life. I love blogging and have kept a personal journal for 40 years. I enjoy the freedom of being creative and interacting with the millions of other bloggers in the world.I love learning the new things that the computer world has to offer. I have made friends that will last a lifetime blogging, something I never ever thought would happen. I hope you enjoy my blog,and will continue to visit me in the future.

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