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RE: Distractions and old friends

That hope springs eternal and no wonder you are a gardener!


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of David Franzman
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2003 9:03 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Distractions and old friends

Completely agree with you Lynda.  Sometimes I think I garden half for 
myself and half for the birds.  When I'm very, very lucky I still have 
dreams that I'm flying.  I flap my arms and take off vertically.  It's 
not as easy now  though.  I think because I've gained some weight.  I 
love those dreams.  What does that tell you Dr. Theresa?


Lynda Young wrote:

>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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