Just a little bit ago, something caught my attention out of the corner of my eye. When I’m sitting here on the couch working on this laptop, I’m facing the living room wall and the front door. The patio doors are to my left side in the dining room.
So when there’s something moving out on the patio, I will often see the movement and turn to see what it is.
I looked up and saw a mockingbird out there.
Then before I could even get up with my camera, it was replaced with about a dozen robins.
The robins all quickly flew away together and were replaced with another flock of birds. I could not get a good photo, even though I was by then in front of the patio door.
For the life of me I can’t recall the name of these birds, though I know I’ve written about them before.
I recall a mass exodus of them in Texas once that I captured with my camera. I wasn’t as lucky here, but I got a few shots where you might be able to identify what kind of birds they are.
I will think about this all day, so if you recognize this bird, please tell me what they are.
They all took off then and headed to a distant tree. I got a photo, but the sky is overcast and they are too far away to be able to see them well, though I zoomed in as much as I could.
I wonder what this means in the laws of nature that these various types of birds are coming in in flocks all of a sudden, when there hasn’t been a lot going on for the last month or so?
Does anyone know if this precedes weather or seasonal changes?
Aside from trying to photograph birds, which is customary, I did get some chores done this week.
I cleaned out one of my two walk-in closets. It’s basically my only place for storage for decor. So when I switch something out, I typically don’t take the time to find a good place for it. I just open the door, scoot it in, and say I’ll worry about it later.
Well, later is when I can barely open the door and walk in. So getting that closet cleaned out and organized “uncluttered my mind a bit.”
I always feel so much better when I can cross a big chore off my list.
Then the other day I borrowed the leaf blower from my neighbor (it’s actually mine and I gave it to him because he has outdoor storage and I don’t) and got out on the patio and cleaned it up.
I really hadn’t done a good cleaning out there since the trees came down a few months ago. So it was surely due. Took me hours, but I was glad to have that chore done too.
Now when I get a chance and the weather is nice again, I need to get out there and cut back the dead plants. Probably should have done that first, but I didn’t.
Things were pretty for so long this year that I haven’t cleaned up the pots yet.
I certainly appreciate all the feedback I got from you all about what kind of posts you want to read. I have already started adding small home tours back to the blog, which some of you said you enjoyed.
Next in small space living I’ll have a post about a couple living in a less than 200 square foot vintage Airstream.
I like to go back and look at these small home tours myself because it’s kind of like looking at a magazine for ideas for my own home.
Don’t know if you noticed, but if you scroll down to the bottom you’ll see that I added small home tours. So they’re easy to locate now.
Above the photos you can click for more of those posts. I also added book reviews for easy perusal.