Saturday, on our way to a family graduation party, we stopped off at a local open space to see if the Yellow-headed Blackbirds had come back for the summer yet.
And there they were! They are such beautiful birds, and have a very loud and noticeable call, too!
|Mike's photo with his fancy camera!
On Monday, we were wanting to go for a hike somewhere, but seeing that storms and hail were in the forecast for the afternoon, it needed to be somewhere fairly close. We ended up at a beautiful (paved) trail that follows along the Poudre River, west of Fort Collins.
Lots of big trees and bushes along the river make for great bird habitat, and we saw some birds that were new for us, which we always like!
But the coolest view was this one -
Hope you can see it - right in the middle - it's a Golden Eagle nest! Huge! This photo was taken from across the river, looking way up.
Meanwhile, back at home, my Columbine are starting to bloom!
I'm always so happy to see them, and wish they lasted all year.
We enjoyed this movie on Netflix the other night.
Morgan Freeman is especially good in it!
And I've finished up the neutral border on this hexie tablerunner that I've been working on forever!
I think I'm ready to finish it off, but have to decide how. It measures about 33.5 x 14. Should I baste it with batting and backing, and quilt it before trimming the edges straight for the binding? Since it's all hand-pieced, I'm planning to hand quilt it. I want to use the same Grunge Dot fabric that makes the neutral border for the binding so that it extends that color.
Hope you're having a great week! I'm joining in with LeeAnna and the other "I Like Thursday" bloggers at Not Afraid of Color today. Thanks for visiting!