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RE: Distractions and old friends


Pam - We made it through just fine, but I am a little concerned about
Zem - hope she checks in soon.  It got pretty dicey in her area, I
think.

Lynda
Zone 7 - West TN

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Pamela J. Evans
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2003 10:28 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Distractions and old friends


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

---------- 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!
> 
>Lynda
>zone 7 - West TN
>
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Kemp TX/zone 8A



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