The sun has deigned to make an appearance today, but dark clouds are on the horizon so not looking great for any long term sunshine. I took advantage of the break in the rain to check the peonies and lo and behold a couple more bloomed and one about to,. Alas, the largest bed of peonies I have, with maybe 20 plants, each with ten or more buds, not a one even ready to bloom.
New addition to the bird feeders – a morning dove. The safflower tube is now empty, as is the blended seed so I’m headed out to shop. I’m torn about where to buy the seed – I bought the first batch at a mom and pop bird store, where I feel my allegiance should be, but yowsa, his prices were crazy high for seed. There’s a grain store in Bedford Hills and I may stop in there, or run to another shop on Railroad Avenue that I know carries good seed. All three mom and pop stores so I’m not running to any chain, but a few cents here and there is worth looking around, especially considering how fast the birds are consuming the food.
And while I’m out, I’m going to spend another $1.00 for tonight’s Mega Million drawing which I think is now at or close to $200mm. That’ll buy a whole lot of bird seed!