Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Friday, May 17, 2013

A Very Happy Mother’s Day

I’d like to wish a belated Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in blog land. For the first time in several years, I was able to have both of my children with me on Mother’s Day. As an added bonus, our future daughter-in-law Cathryn was also in attendance.

Korey and Cathryn were in town because Korey was in a wedding of one of his good friends from childhood. They came in Friday afternoon and had to go back to Omaha on Sunday because Cathryn had final exams this week and Korey had to work. Their route home took them near our park, so they were able to stop by for two hours on their way home.

Eric’s job requires him to be on call every other weekend. Luckily, he was not on call for Mother’s Day so he was also able to come to the park. We had a short but fun visit. In fact, I was having such a good time I forgot all about taking a picture.

After Korey and Cathryn left, Kevin, Eric and I joined my mom, her friend Richard and my brother and his wife for dinner at a restaurant. It was a great day for visiting with family!

As is typical for Wisconsin, it seems we went from winter right into summer. This week has been beautiful with temperatures in the low 80s. I finally broke down and turned the air on for a few hours yesterday. We don’t have any shade on our site. As much as I love having the windows open, that sun can sure heat things up in here quickly.

The birdfeeders have been a very busy place. We’ve had two new visitors this year. The first was a Rose Breasted Grosbeak. It was only here for two days, and I haven’t seen it since. I’m wondering if it was just passing through on its trip north. What a beautiful bird.


The second new bird is a White Breasted Nuthatch. There have been several of them visiting the birdfeeder. They never sit still for very long, so it has been hard getting a picture.


The Orioles and Goldfinch are also regular visitors. I really enjoy watching the shenanigans of all of the birds at the feeders.



Because it was such a cold spring, flowers are just starting to bloom. I really enjoy seeing the tulips in people’s yards when I go for my walks. There’s something about red tulips that makes me very happy :)  Most people consider dandelions an obnoxious weed, but don’t they look pretty next to the red tulips?


The crabapple trees have burst into bloom this week. Breathtaking!


There are many wild plum trees growing around the perimeter of our park. They have also burst into bloom this week. Not only are they pretty, but they smell wonderful. One of these trees is right outside our back window.

P1140383A robin has made its nest in the crook of the tree. I’m amazed how brave the mother robin is. I got quite close to take the picture, but she wouldn’t leave her nest. Don’t worry, I won’t be bothering her again. I can’t wait to see the little babies.


Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!