Bars and birds

(Potent potable.)

M and I went to Akron yesterday to meet up with friends and have — judging by how I feel today — a little too much fun.  I’m pretty sure it was the Carrot Cake Martini at the Barley House that did me in.  It was delicious but I should know better than to mix it up, especially by bringing something sweet into the mix.  That said, it was a good dessert drink.

I think it would have helped if I’d ordered something more substantial than a salad for dinner.  I had the “Hearts of Plenty” salad.  I should have taken a picture as it was a pretty salad with the artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, beets, and corn arranged nicely on top of the salad greens.

(Watching the Cavs.)

After parting with our friends and moving to the Barley House for dinner, we hung out for a little while, watching the Cav’s game.  On the way home I played around with the camera, capturing a few abstract type things.

When we arrived home it occurred to me that I’d forgotten to harvest the asparagus so M and I walked out to the garden to pick it.  I would have left it until today but an overnight freeze was predicted and that would have ruined the spears that were ready for picking.  As I approached the garden a killdeer flew by, landing in the wildflower meadow where I thought she had a nest.  Turns out the nest was in the garden.  There were four babies huddled around one of the asparagus plants.  I’m glad I wasn’t harvesting by moonlight.  M found the babies with the flashlight while looking around for asparagus spears that might be ready to pick.

We got a photo of one this morning.  They are so cute.  Our first spring here we had a family of killdeers living in what was to become the wildflower meadow and it was entertaining to watch the babies following the parents around.  The garden is a good place for the babies since it’s fenced in and might keep the other animals away from them.

(Monday’s view of the pond.)

The much-needed rain finally moved through.  It’s cool and breezy today but expected to warm up into the 70’s over the next few days.  Nice.

(A springtime shot of the flamingos.)

As you can see above, the dandelions are doing quite well this year.

(Red-winged blackbird.)

Well, the garden chores and housework await.  I should get to it so I can spend a little time lazing around on the porch later today.