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Lovely to see a handful of Greenfinches in the garden as I type - we often get Goldfinches and Chauffinches but the Greenfinches are quite rare... And Mr Tui has been for his daily bath too. We've seen him in the bird bath every day this week which is just fab. It has taken years and lots of tui friendly nectar plantings to attract these visitors to our garden.

Getting a bit sad - my lovely, kind, beautiful, capable neighbour is in her last few days here before she leaves with husband and 2 kids for UK on Saturday. They will be gone for 5 months - attending his sister's wedding in Sept and then staying on for an English Christmas with his family. When they return they will be going into a house they bought about 4 months ago closer to town, instead of renting the cottage nextdoor here, from her Dad. I will miss her SO much, and I have cried many tears already.NeutralUploaded Image

Posted at 22nd Aug 2012 - 12:46AM   Posted by Cowgirl   More Birdies! Comments: 7

Camilla's Avatar Hi Cowgirl,

What a fine fellow the Greenfinch is, lovely these birds. How lucky to have him in the gardens with you.

So sorry to hear you will be losing your lovely neighbour, is the town where neighbour is going to live very far from you Cowgirl? do hope you can still stay in touch with one another. Good neighbours like yours are very special, we are lucky to have good neighbours too.

Sending you a great big HUG dear Cowgirl.


Posted by: Camilla on 22nd Aug 2012 at 01:53AM

Cowgirl's Avatar Hi Camilla, yes she will only be about 10 mins drive away but all those improtu drinkies, cuppas, meals and visits will be a thing of the past.... I often will just wander into her place and put the kettle on if I hear her mowing the lawn or know that she is super busy with something -"here's a cup of tea - stop for 15 mins" type of thing. She was a tower of strength when Richie died too. Love her to BITS.

Posted by: Cowgirl on 22nd Aug 2012 at 03:08AM

Blackbird's Avatar What a lovely bird. I'm planning to redo some of the plantings in my very small city garden and am looking at adding flowers for hummingbirds. We have 1 type that lives in Seattle year round- hard to imagine.

The 5 months completely away will be hard for both of you but certainly harder for you. It is such a joy to have a friend so close by that you don't have to make plans to see each other but I think that you will adjust and she will still be close by. How lucky you both are to have each other.

Posted by: Blackbird on 22nd Aug 2012 at 05:22AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Oh Cowgirl I can empathise with how you feel I would be soooo upset if Lixtroll every moved.

You may be getting visitors later in the year Wildchild and her boyfriend have applied for their New Zealand visas - two years . . . so they will have time to say hello . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 22nd Aug 2012 at 09:22AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Great picture of a beautiful bird.
Re your nice neighbour - sad, but perhaps someone equally congenial will move in and then you will have two good friends.
We did this to our last neighbours - upped sticks after 13 years and they expressed disappointment when we left but then a couple much nicer than us bought the house and they were all very happy. Laughing

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 22nd Aug 2012 at 09:50AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar He's lovely CG.
I wonder why the southern hemisphere has more irridescent birds then we do...must be some reason.

At least your neighbour isn't moving far and I'm sure your new one will be just as nice.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 22nd Aug 2012 at 10:26AM

Withy Brook's Avatar Here's hoping that your new neighbour will be a friend too, Cowgirl. It was a lovely relationship that you had together.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 22nd Aug 2012 at 11:00AM

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