Hawk Lunch

I watched this Cooper's Hawk--maybe the one I've been watching for years--hang out and have lunch on my fence the other day. It sat in the rain for a while until beginning to chow down. I cannot identify its prey, but I am really hoping it is the rabbit that ate all of my kale!

My Garden Shed Is the Scariest Place on Earth

That is only a slight exaggeration. Two words: spider crickets.

I will not call myself lazy, since I nearly single-handedly transformed a lifeless lawn to a garden, but let's just say that the garden shed has not been a priority. It's state is embarrassing, and that's why I am posting the photo. Oh, and this is after an initial cleanup!

Since I am running out of real estate for planting anyway, I figure this will be the year I get this place in order. Look for the "after" image by the end of the summer!