Tuesday morning I spent raking leaves and cleaning up around the trailer. There is a tree right behind the trailer and it has been dropping leaves continually since we arrived. But now all the leaves are down. So I started tackling this job. The yard is about the same size as the yard back in Strathroy. I stopped around noon. No need to get all the work done in one day!!!! So I grabbed my book and headed over to the library for the afternoon. Read a little, watch the feeders out the window, read a little, watch a little. And what did I see? Best bird was a female Painted Bunting. I saw it 3 times. Never stuck around for long. And I didn’t have my camera with me. Dang!!!!
So Wednesday morning (today) I went back and this time I took my camera. Spent just about the whole morning there. One of the park residents dropped in with a couple more feeder and ask me to put them up for her. We talked for a bit and the Bunting showed up and before I could get my camera ready, it flew off. Didn’t see it again after that.
Wednesday afternoon, I got into more raking. Finished the raking and now I have about 5 piles of leaves to bag up tomorrow. Like I said……………I am trying to spread this work thing out.
I want to do a little landscaping around the trailer, too. There is room to put some flowers and/or plants between the trailer and road. Some of the places are very nicely landscaped. Others have none. I want to plant things that will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. I want to put in a water drip also to attract birds.
Last night, it almost got down to freezing. 3 C when I got up this morning. And later this week (Friday), a high of 8 C and rain is forecast. I realize that this is not cold at all compared to what friends back in Strathroy are experiencing. And certainly thinking about them.
Went and refilled our water jugs this evening. 5 (1 gallon) plastic jugs. $1.00 This water is used for drinking, coffee, etc. The water connected to the trailer we use for washing dishes, showering, etc. I will try to remember to take some pictures of the place and post them here.