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Re: Distractions and old friends

Amen to that Lynda - hope y'all are missing out on the real rough weather!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Lynda Young" <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 5 May 2003 09:57:28 -0500

>We worked outside all weekend weeding, mulching and planting accompanied
>by the sounds and sights of Mississippi Kites that are nesting nearby.
>There were brisk winds both days and the kites were having such fun
>playing on the breezes that I kept getting distracted watching them soar
>and plunge and catch the winds to coast along.  One really gets the
>feeling that they are up there for the sheer joy of the feeling (oh,
>don't we all wish we could fly like that!).  One pair chose to mate in
>the top of a huge old dead oak at the edge of our yard and we were so
>mesmerized by the courtship that we did not modestly avert our eyes.
>The female landed on the topmost limb and the male circled high above
>her for several minutes as they called out to each other.  Then at the
>apex of his circle, he folded his wings back and plummeted to her.  A
>magnificent sight that we got to see repeated several times.
>Also at our feeders this weekend were old friends we had not seen in
>several years.  Two male and one female Rose Breasted Grossbeaks made an
>appearance.  They won't be here long, but it is certainly nice to see
>them again.  
>I'd probably get a lot more gardening done if the birds weren't around,
>but it would not be anywhere near as enjoyable!
>zone 7 - West TN
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