Now I know that I'm dating myself by making reference to an ancient movie, but hopefully it's enough of a classic for people to know what I'm talking about.
The front of the Stepchild Garden, along the street, has a long mixed border that includes lots of different hollies. As a result (I think) of this cold and wet winter, they are just overloaded with berries. I think they are just beautiful, and clearly, so do the robins and cedar waxwings!
Yesterday's warm weather brought with it every robin and cedar wax wubg that is in the metro-Atlanta area, who have decided that the hollies are their new home (at least until the berries are stripped). Sadie the Dog and I have been banished to the street for our walks, and it's beginning to feel like we live in Venice with the pigeons!
Frank (an avid classic movie fan) looked out the window yesterday morning, and asked, "Are there supposed to be hundreds of birds on the lawn?"........he never dares ask about something he doesn't understand in the garden, since he doesn't want to offend me if it's part of the design.......
Hopefully the birds will eat their fill soon, since tomorrow is the first day in weeks I'll been able to work in the Stepchild Garden. Perhaps I'll wear a raincoat.