Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Erie National Wildlife Refuge

I walk there a lot. There are 5 different trails in the two divisions of the refuge, 2 which i visit on a weekly basis, at least. Today I saw a doe, a lot of flowers, geese and many different songbirds. I always take the dog with me, and take the baby most of the time. He can do a 3 mile hike on my back pretty easily. Occasionally, when I stop to snap a photograph of something interesting, he gets impatient and says "Vroom" Which in this case, means "keep moving."

The wood anemonies had finished blooming. I only found signs of seed pods, and lots of other flowers. The yellow daisy-like thing is golden ragwort. The small white flower is Canadian Mayflower, and the ball-like white flowers are wild sasperilla. Ye-haw!
I also got our nearest neighbors to pose for a quick photo before I left for the hike this morning.
I can hear their babies cheeping when I go in and out the door. The birdhouse is hung, literally a foot from our door. The chickadees don't seem to mind our comings and goings at all though.

So, all in all, it was a productive day. I got the trim done, washed the car inside and out, stopped at the library to check out a few guidebook, trimmed some of the shrubs, and watched Ratatouille curled up on the couch with the baby. Good day. Time for more baby cuddling and some reading.


onecrane said...

*pokes nose over fence*

Lynn said...

Hi Tiffany. I'm not sure when you happened onto my blog, but it's nice to meet you.

It sounds like we have small plot gardening in common? I'll be reading to get to know you better.

I love oatmeal. I saw Martha Stuart brown it in a skillet in some butter before actually cooking it in liquid. Of course she added all kinds of goodies. The steel cut is supposed to be closest to natural form.

Lynn said...

Tiffany, if you would be interested in joining a blog ring, I also have a Xanga blog. It's a garden blog ring with other people too. Not just members. They're nice people.

I post pretty much the same info on both sites ~ different group of people, but equally nice!