Remember our housing project? One reason for the new bird houses was this situation from last summer, when the fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) built its nest on the roof of the tit's (Parus major)house.
It was OK at the beginning, they didn't seem to disturb each other. But when the fieldfare's babies were waiting for food with their peaks wide open, the poor little tit parents reacted to the sight and fed the fieldfare babies instead of flying in their own house, where their own babies were waiting. Now we think we have either tits or flycatchers (Ficedula hypoleuca) in at least three or four houses.
The white narcissi are starting to open in the garden. They smell SO nice!
The bergenia have grown high. I think I have three kinds of them: these we bought, some smaller ones from my mother and some bigger, lighter ones from my mother-in-law, all planted in our garden about 28 years ago.
On Saturday we went to visit our daughter Kaija in Turku, just a day trip. It was very therapeutic for me at least to go to a BIG fabric store with her while the men were sent to have fun in bookstores - a choice of three! - and having ice cream. I bought flannel backing and a fabric for the sashings and binding of my star quilt. Pictures will be available later!