2020 Life Logs, Day 174: Free and Easy Day
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Weather: Mostly Sunny; High 80, Low 67 Degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
It was a free and easy day. The Goldpebbles were busy with various activities this afternoon, so I stayed home and just watched the day roll by. I did wash and wax my car and I vacuumed out the inside. Peter and Karen Baranowski came by to drop off groceries for the aunties and Karen invited me to come to her house around 4 pm to check out all of their new landscaping. I love one of their new trees called a Harry Lauder Red Walking Stick. It has fabulous dark red leaves and a trunk and branches that twist and turn like a corkscrew. It is interesting in the summer with the leaves on, but I can’t wait to see it in the winter with no leaves.
The new landscaping all looks great, but the highlight of the visit was sitting with Karen on the their porch and watching the amazing array of bird life at the feeders—woodpeckers, downy and red-headed; finches—yellow and purple, red-winged blackbirds, chickadees, cardinals, mourning doves, juncos, a Baltimore oriole I missed, but Karen saw, and the most beautiful little hummingbirds. With rabbits hopping along under the trees surrounding one of the feeders, it looked like a scene from a Beatrix Potter book. My only regret was that I didn’t have my camera with me. I took a few photos with my phone, but it is not great at distances. With or without photos, it was a delightful time.