Design - "I Love the USA"
Chart - "Red White and Blue"
Fabric - 28 count Light Mocha Cashel
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 4 July 2016
Completed - 5 July 2016
Another older chart - I'm into simple patriot stitches I guess.
The other morning Parvati was quite convinced there was a chipmunk in the woodpile.
She kept watch for a good 30 minutes.
I watched the swallows mob a Cooper's Hawk.
If you enlarge the photo you can see the swallow on the left edge.
There were half a dozen swallows and they successful drove off the hawk.
This is the time of year for newly fledged birds.
They are often extra-fluffy and not terribly attractive like this Black-headed Grosbeak.
They still aren't the best fliers either!
Last Wednesday I was thrilled to have a female Bullock's Oriole come by.
Now I've seen a first year male, a mature male, and a female Bullock's Oriole.
She is pretty it a quiet way - about the same size as the Black-headed Grosbeaks, but slimmer.
I wonder if there is a nest somewhere close by.
You won't tell me, will you?