The Stork's Nest

July 2011

Entry Garden

July 3rd, 2011

It has been so satisfying to see our entry garden in bloom!

We have several hummingbird feeders.
This one is right by our screened-in porch
so we can watch these tiny birds come
to feed at the feeder.

Hummingbirds are not a bit shy! You can
sit right under the feeder and they come
anyway, although we have never seen
more than one at a time...they divebomb
each other if two are there at the same time.

More Building a Waterfall

All the adults were hard at work on the
waterfall this very hot weekend.

Abby seems to always be ready
to pose for the camera.

The boys, however, seemed to prefer
the cooling waters of the lake!

Abby and Christopher at the
top of the waterfall.

We made good progress today...but still not done.

Summer Birthday Celebration

Our daughter, Rene' (45)
Our grandson, Trevor (18)
Our granddaughter, Abby (5)

Waiting for presents to be opened: Jeremy, Trevor, Ray, Abby and Kyle

Though 18, Trevor still loves a squirt gun.

But he also appreciates a computer
program to help him design webpages.

Birthdays are excited when you are 5!

Abby is obsessed with Justin Bieber!

As usual, kids still love to play with the packaging as much as the gift!

And finally...the cake!

Fireworks over the Lake

The grand finale of the evening!

More Work on the Waterfall

July 24th, 2011

We half buried large stones throughout the rock garden to make them look
like they were there naturally and planted ferns and other woodsy plants
around the rocks.

And finally the last drop...into the lake. We are anxious to see if this will
be enough flow to keep the water open over the winter.



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