|My first outing was to Madera Canyon where I watched two Coatis roaming around their patch for food|
|Nova "helps" me organize a trip. Knock on wood. I'm hoping it happens.|
|a juvenile Bridled Titmouse begs the parent to feed them|
|Lesser Nighthawks are quite visible now at sunset. We had one fly over the garden recently.|
A lot of the action has been also happening at home. I've been purchasing more oranges and seed for ONE station under our oak trees in the courtyard. You can see the plants getting "excited" for the rain events. The humidity in the air is wonderfully nasty for humans but the plants love it! It looks like they are almost glowing green as if they were giving a sigh of relief. And after getting beat up by the sun for nearly 2 months, they immediately perk up with that glorious first nitrogen rich rain!
|a view of the beautiful monsoon sunset from our side garden|
|A first for our patch!!!!!! A Bullock's Oriole visits our feeder!!!! It was so exciting!|
|This has been a good year for our Broad-billed Hummingbirds. We've had lots of nesting happening. I keep putting in their orange jubilee plants and keep the feeders full. They stick around all year on our property.|
This room surprised me with different challenges. The vinyl material I used did not want to stay up on the ceiling unlike the other room. There were cuts in the ceiling for electric additions. And notice that there is an area of the vertical wall that needs to be re-painted. As I began the art of redesign, I cleared the area for a blank slate.
I watched so many DIY projects on Youtube and did a lot of reading. The glue did not work. I used tacks to keep the thin planks up on the ceiling and quickly realized I was going to need a staple gun to make this project work. Plus the tack method, which worked in the other room, did NOT work in this room. And it killed my thumbs.
Each day I did little by little. My body would get tired and then I knew it was time to stop. I wasn't going anywhere so I didn't force myself.
As the ceiling was being completed my photography began to come in. So I started placing the work in different areas to get a feel for the coast.
Like a jigsaw puzzle, I began to sort out all the pieces and details.