I have been watching mother woodpecker and her baby, who btw is as big as she is, eating out of our feeders this week. I have wanted to get a few pictures and yesterday morning an opportunity presented itself even though I had to shoot through the glass doors. Mom is the one on the left with the red on her head. These are hairy woodpeckers. Notice baby is a bit fuzzier.
Son and DIL have had a new swimming pool put in out back of their house. Things aren't finished yet but they were able to get into the water the other night and wanted us to come over and take a looksy. It's going to be really nice when it's all finished. The fence is going up this week and they should have the Tiki shack done also. The cover that goes over the pool is amazing. You have to unlock it with a key and it slides open and out of the way. It's a safety cover and 14 people can actually stand on it and it will hold them up. They are going to great lengths to make sure this is safe with little ones around. I'll show you the 'before' and when it's done I'll post the 'after'. The Tiki shack holds the pump, a changing room and a mini kitchen. There will be a bar across the front so the kids can sit there and have their lunch.
The heater isn't hooked up yet so the water is still rather cold! Poor D's lips were purple!
Since these were taken the cement has been stained and pressed and now looks like granite. The slide will go in as soon as the cement cures. They will have many years of fun with this. We had one at our previous house when Son was growing up and it was wonderful. I always knew where he and his friends were and they had such a good time swimming.
We have been having lots of rain but today there is some sun and it's 85*. I need to go out and put some plant food on my petunias, they just aren't filling out like they should be so maybe that will give them a boost.
I just put the boys in as it was getting buggy out there. They will go back out again after supper when it's cooler and less buggy. T rode Nick yesterday with me leading them. He is much bigger then Kipper and much younger so has lots of get up and go. I just don't want him to get up and go with her on his back! Ever since she rode the big horse, Sissy, at her lesson last week she wants to ride a horse not a pony!
Nancy over at Olive Leaf Ministries is having a give away! Now she won't divulge any of the details just yet but assures us that this is going to be a good one with numerous prizes! Go on over and sign up! :o)