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      Saturday, September 23, 2017


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08:12 AM - 09/23/2017

The topic: Last year

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Summer was so hot that I felt bad for the birds out front. We kept the bird feeder full, but there was no water. Well, a little thing hanging from the corner of the house, Brian kept that filled.

So, I grabbed a disposable aluminum roasting pan (I got a bunch of them at CostCo one year, worked nicely as litter boxes in the big crate). I put it on the bank out front and filled it with water. I saw mostly crows around it, but they took advantage of having fresh water on hot days.

This year, Brian moved the pan to a location that got more shade during the day. And, once again, he keeps it fresh. And the birds like it. Not so many crows this year, but we have a fair amount of pigeons. And I like to see them at the water and I'm glad we can help out the wildlife just a little.

This past week, Brian went to one of the home stores, not sure which, Home Depot or Lowe's. And he excitedly told me about a new bowl he got, just for the birds. It's thick, it's like pottery, it's probably three inches deep. It looks like a bird bath bowl. He got rid of the aluminum pan and put this in it's place, a little into the pine needles. And he filled it. It blends quite well and you have to look to see it. Much nicer than the aluminum pan.

Late yesterday afternoon, I walked outside and noticed some pigeons at it. I counted eight birds partaking of the water.

And it made me smile.

I need smiles after the past couple of months.

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lisaviolet is sixty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

In her spare time, she makes pretty things to sell in her store.

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