Rowe - Where the air is clean, it's so quiet at night in the winter your ears hurt from listening so intently. The nights are completely dark except for the stars - millions of them. The smells are of nature, earthy, warm. The winters may be longer, the snow deeper, the house much colder but the trade is exhaust, the sound of cars, planes landing over your house and so much light pollution that you only see the major stars. I'll take Rowe any day and some day I will be there for good.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Birds in my Garden
This year I planted some sunflowers (the giant ones) and
I had quite a few volunteers from last year. They were
a smaller, earlier variety.
Saturday morning I had quite a few new visitors.
I think the Phoebe was just waiting her turn, although she spends a lot of time on the back of these chairs.
I also had quite a flock of goldfinches on the sunflowers.
The birds are the main reason for planting them. They attract