Sunday, June 19, 2011

Yards, movies and birds, oh my!

The weekend seemed to flyyyyyyyyy by.  Did it seem that way to  you?

I spent several hours on Saturday working in the yard.  Trimming shrubs, cutting old tree branches and some not so old.  Even cleaned the patio gutter which tends to clog more than the others.

Afterwards, The Professor suggested we go see the latest Woody Allen movie, Midnight in Paris.  It was Allen at his best with a comedic fable about dreams and reality, romance, love and nostalgia.   I used to be such a fan of his until he took up with one of Mia's children and later married her.  I believe he's still married to her so I guess I should get over it.  But still.

I'm dying to see Terrence Malick's new movie Tree of Life.  Maybe next weekend.

I recovered from all the yard work by hanging out in my home office on Sunday and catching up on *blog* stuff.  There was a lot of action outside my window.  I hardly could get any work done for picking up my camera and clicking away.

Female hummingbird, Goldfinch and Red-bellied Woodpecker.
These guys are always hanging around.  
I wasn't fast enough to get the hummingbird and wasp dispute over the feeder.  
The wasp won, chasing the hummingbird away.

Of course, there is bound to be some disagreements.  I suspect the little goldfinch below is giving the hubby hell for fraternizing with the redhead.

I think what I enjoyed the most was this little Grey Catbird 
who stopped in frequently to bathe.

 Just checking it out, lady, and making sure no sharks are swimming about

Ooo la la ....  feels so good on my bottom

 Weeeeeeee .... this is so refreshing

 Just checkin' ... makin' sure that cat's not around

 Now, to dive in again ...

Lady, this just makes by day ...

Now if you can just keep that neighborhood barn cat away ... 
life would be near perfect!

OH, the simple joys in life.
Hope your weekend was filled with simple moments.
 Love to hear about them.