Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Middle of the week
Well here we are at Wednesday already and I haven't posted once this week. Shame on me! I have a good excuse though. This upcoming weekend is our daughter's yearly birthday barbecue. So I have been shopping and cleaning in preparation for the big day. I am not sure if it will be a back yard affair as in previous years as mother nature isn't really co-operating. Rainy cooler weather will be here by the weekend so we may have to move the whole thing indoors. Oh well wherever it is we will still have a lot of really good fun.My mother-in-law came for a visit on Sunday afternoon. Even though it was a bit rainy we ventured out for a walk at our favorite nature preserve. These little baby swallows were being fed constantly by there mother. I couldn't help feeling sorry for her as she had four of the little ones to feed. We watched her fly back and forth feeding each one in turn. I bet she will be very glad to see them all on their own.
This year the Great Horned Owls only had one baby and we found him sitting on a tree branch. We think he is pretty much reared and on his own now. Although I do think that his parents are still nearby watching. He still has some of his downy feathers but he is looking more like an adult owl everyday.We were all a bit damp, tired and hungry on returning home so coffee, tea and cake helped to make us feel a bit better. This was a Raspberry Bakewell cake and it was delicious and so very easy to make. I think you could make it with whatever fruit is in season. It's definitely a keeper and the recipe is here if you would like to try it.
Well that's it for me for this week. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week and your weekend.
See you soon!