Seems like yesterday my son was getting ready for his first day of High School and tomorrow is the last day of his Freshman year. What a year it has been. He told me this morning on the way to school how fast this school year has gone and he can't believe it is over already. Being in the marching band and concert band he has kept very busy with practices, long days, practices during school breaks and holidays, late nights, early mornings. Not once did I hear him complain. Late nights doing homework for his honors classes; maintaining his grades and not missing one day of school. I am a proud mother. Here's to a fun summer before it starts all over again!
Thoughts of my dad on this day. He passed away suddenly 29 years ago; four days after his 57th birthday. It is so hard to believe it has been so many years as the memories are so clear and dear to my heart. My dad was a soft spoken man, a hard worker, always going to school to learn more, he could speak 4 languages, he retired from the Navy, retired from Civil Service. He loved the outdoors. Hunting trips to Montana, fishing and hunting all over California. He was a loving and fun dad; always taking the time for his kids and family outings. I miss you dearly dad and I thank you for all the wonderful memories.
Last week was a busy one with school meetings, appointments and my husbands aunt was in town. She was in town from Austin Texas to play in the Senior Tennis Tournament in La Jolla California.. This just amazes me...they had the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's groups playing! My husbands aunt is in her 80's.....wow.....she is in such good shape and limber. She had some down time so we got to spend a day with her. We took her out for yummy Mexican food and then down to old town and down by the bay. She ended up staying with us because she won her match and had to stay an extra two days. It was such a pleasure spending time with her.
I have not been down to the waterfront in a long while. There is a special tribute to Bob Hope down near the USS MIDWAY.
My husband was out working in the yard a couple days ago and he came in to tell me about all the bird nests we have around our home. There has been an unusual amount of birds flying around our home this year. There are little birds with red tummies I have never seen around here before, there are the regular birds and the big black crows. Early in the morning and through most of the day I hear chirping from every angle of the house. The birds have made nests in the eves of our house in several places, I can see them in my neighbors tree.
My husband wanted to knock them down until he found out there were babies in the nests. But they sure are making a mess around our yard. Yes....bird poop everywhere! But the nest will stay put until the babies fly away. It appears the birds even attempted to make a nest atop our pool brush that was leaning against the house on our patio. You can see in the photo below the grass that did not stay atop the brush. Silly birds....what were they thinking?
It is nice to see all the birds and hear them chirping but it is not fun cleaning up their messes!
Have you noticed more birds in your area this year?