Sunday, November 2, 2008
To the north of our house are a pair of narrow cement slabs with cement steps at the far end of one. This was obviously where a mobile home had been parked some time in the past. The previous tenants had planted 3 varieties of sunflowers in the dirt in between, thereby turning a white elephant of an architectural feature into a rather nice flower bed. We enjoyed the big yellow, sun-like heads, the medium brown-maroon ones, and the dainty pale yellow ones, but now they are uniformly dead and grey.
We're seeing more and more bird and animal activity in that area. Cardinals, blue jays, downy woodpeckers, squirrels, and chipmunks come to chow down on the seeds and entertain both us and the cats. Ghost sits on the shelf by the window making kitty-wants-to-hunt "Aaak-aaaak-aaaaaak!" noises when she sees something or mournful Daddy-I-want! meows if she doesn't.