Once upon a time there was a lady who loved to feed the birds and watch them play. She kept her feeders nice and clean and there was always lots of seed for the birds to eat. One day she was looking out at her garden and noticed that there were no birds around the feeders. She went out to see what was wrong and alas the feeders were completely empty. How can this be she thought. I just filled them up last evening. She went to get more seed and filled them nice and full so she could watch the birds. A little later she went once more to the window and still there were no birds but then she saw a movement. There in one of the feeders sat a small gray squirrel eating all the seed. She tried to sh-h-ssh him away but he just looked at her as if she had said nothing at all. Again she tried to sh-h-ssh him away but he continued to ignore her. She went to get something to scare him away when a second squirrel joined the first and they began to play around the feeder and eat all the seed. With each attempt to scare them away their reactions got worse and worse until they were baring teeth and threatening to bite. In spite of her efforts she could not get the squirrels to leave. So finally she lowered one of the feeders close to the ground for them and has now adopted Sam and Samantha--the squirrels from H*ll. :)
Here are a few more photos of my garden. My lilacs are fully blooming and smell so wonderful. I just love them. My roses are also blooming and look great. I have been spending much time outside these last few weeks and it has been very hard work. But the result is so worth it.