Managed a warm day off work today to stain and preserve the deck, not a pleasant job and especially not for a chap with old knees … but now it’s done and we can enjoy the summer with the job behind us.

Meanwhile, the flowers and critters of the week have been these … especially pleasing was to have finally tracked down the nest cavity of the Hairy Woodpecker who has been calling and tapping away.  It’s in the big paper birch tree to the front of the house.