Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Bark, The Junkos, and It Could Have Been Worse

 Every few years I break down and buy some bark for the yard. I brought it home the other day and put it out in the front. Shovel-full by shovel-full I kind of shook it out across my little garden area. I didn't buy enough so of course every time I'd try to rake it you could see the dirt... so I ended up on my hands and knees spreading it out with my hands. I also bought some yellow pansies and put them in the big planter. By the time I got done and cleaned everything up I was so sore! As I slowly made my way back into the house, I remembered why I don't buy bark every year!

 We all went out to LUMI Dessert Cafe on Mother's Day and I got a Berrylicious Bingsu. It's a Korean shaved iced dessert and it was really good. It was huge, I got the small and couldn't finish it. It comes with cream that you pour over it that makes it more like an ice cream texture more than just ice. It was good.

Remember the picture I showed of the nest, when you couldn't even see the eggs because it was so deep? Well, now they fill it up quite well!

Mr. and Mrs. Junko sit out on the wires watching the nest. They chirp nonstop whenever we come or go.

 Chuck texted me at work the other day to say someone had run into ours and our neighbors mailboxes. A lady had just flown in on a red-eye and was taking her kids to school when - we think - she fell asleep, drove up on the curb and smashed into the mail boxes! Thankfully no one was hurt.

Our neighbor had their box on a metal pole and that's what stopped her. If she had kept going, she might have driven into the bricks and our big trees.

I'll give her credit because she did knock on our door and she gave Chuck all of her information. She also admitted she probably shouldn't have been driving.


ellen b. said...

Wow. That's great that the gal came and admitted what had happened. Glad she was stopped before heading onto your property!

betty said...

Wow with the damage, but thankful it wasn't more! And nice that she held herself accountable. Thankfully nothing happened seriously with children in the car! How cute with the baby birds! That dessert looked yummy! I had not heard of it before. Now I'll have to be on the lookout here to see if it is sold anywhere close to where I live.


Rebecca Jo said...

It's so amazing to me how fast baby birds grow up

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I love seeing the baby birds! So sweet! Our bluebirds are spending more time in the nest, and I'm thinking babies might be coming soon. I hope nothing disturbs the nest this time. Wow...that iced thing looks interesting! I am glad it was good. It looks good! Oh, what a mess regarding the mailboxes. Glad no one was hurt. Wow! TAke care and have a blessed rest of your week.

Jeanie said...

That bark is hard work! Well done! And I really love the babies in their nest. They're awfully sweet!