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Sunday, May 16, 2010

They’re Back

Today was a day for the birds—returning birds that is.  Every year on or about May 13, the beautiful little lazuli buntings reappear.  Some years we have dozens all summer, some years only a few stick around all summer.  And, Michael saw a hummingbird in the garage and had a time getting him to leave the garage.  

After our walk, I fixed fried chicken and deviled eggs, we loaded the car with picnic, us and Emmi and took off—it was such a beautiful, beautiful, warm day.  It is amazing how grateful we are for these nice warm days after days and days of gloom and snow.

Our destination was Neihart where our friends Nancy and Royal own the Neihart Inconvenience Store.  Named “inconvenience” store because Royal says it is damn inconvenient for him to run it!  Nancy was manning the store today, Royal was back home on the ranch ditching hay fields.  We had a nice visit an purchased a couple things before heading back over the hill.  Neihart is located near the ski resort of Showdown and last week when we got 10 inches of snow, Neihart got almost 6 FEET!!!!  The snow was still very much in evidence—probably 3-4 feet in places.  There were some ladies having coffee in the store who said they were snowed in unable to get out of their houses for 3 days!

We stopped in Big Timber on the way back picking up milkshakes and went out to visit with Nat for a while, now we are home with our feet propped up listening to the birds chatter outside—it is so nice to be able to have the doors open at 7:30 at night. 

Hey whats up there Hey, what’s up there??Grouse on deck This is a nice deck, at least it was before that fast little black dog chased me off!

lazuli bunting Lazuli BuntingSweet Emmi almost1One happy little dog.


  1. It's always so nice to see the spring song birds coming back & hearing their songs. Lots of tweetering in the trees & around the feeders. Maybe we could trade you some Red Breasted Grosbeaks for some Lazuli Buntings. I think Fed Ex has a Spring bird exchange program going on right now...........ya right:))

  2. Oohh that bunting is just adorable! The birds have come to our feeders in droves too... along with the mosquitos! Spring is here, the lilacs are blooming and I see signs of new life everywhere.

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard


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