The Mr and I saw our first firefly Friday evening as we walked to the front of the house across the greenway. This must mean summer is here. It sure felt warm and sultry enough for a summer night. Anyone else seeings flashes of light signaling a romantic rondevu at dusk?
Today a family of Robins took over the backyard. Two adults taking turns watching three fledglings learn to feed themself and grow into independent juveniles. Two of the young robins wandered about often disappearing but staying within calling distance, pecking at insects and hiding beneath shrubs and between plants.
Only one refused to leave moms side( or maybe dads I can't really tell them apart) . It followed her closely everywhere she went, cheeping continously with mouth open wide. The harried parent dutifully fed the little guy seemingly understanding a slower developement and a touch of separation anxiety.
Two squirrels were raiding the strawberries very early in the am. We are going to have to keep the berries picked as they ripen if we are to beat the critters to a harvest. Planting some in containers didn't deter the squirrels. If anything they took it as a challenge. The berries are medium to small in size, sweet and flavorful. Who can blame them them for wanting a share?