Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A bit of this and that....

I don't feed the birds in the summer...but I wanted to use up all the bird food we have left so went to get the feeder down the other day.  As I was getting it down, I noticed a wasp.  Just as I got it down, the thought struck me that I bet there was a nest.  I gently held the feeder away from me and turned it till I could see around the outside perimeter.  Nothing.

I held it out from me and gently raised the roof...there they were!  I threw the thing down too quick to talk about.  I could tell from their looks they were ready to find out what the heck was happening to them.  They swarmed out of it and flew all around the sunflowers..and the other feeder.  I was standing back a few feet and the paid no attention to me.

I came in to get the wasp spray.  By the time I got back out, they had almost all left the scene.  I did kill 2 or 3.  After that, I had to get a picture of this before tore it off.  I am not sure if they have taken up residence again...for a day or two, I saw them come back to the feeder but haven't seen one for days.
I have been doing a bit of this and that...trying to figure out how to declutter my life.  Seems like even my mind is cluttered.  And I spent at least an hour or two this evening going through my favorites...I had bookmarks I had  not looked at in years.  I had doubles of some.  I had some that were no longer good, even though they had been places I used to visit all the time.

So I rearranged, deleted, put in folders...if only life were that simple.  My house is so full of stuff, that I don't enjoy half of it.  I have books I will probably never read again, yet I just cannot part with them.  At least not yet.  I have an encylopedia set that we got when the kids were young.  I remember being so excited to get them.  And we have used them quite a bit.  But never do now...not with the internet.  So should I donate them to a charity?  Is that what you would do?