There are so many opportunities in Margaret's Garden for exceptional pictures that I really would like to take advantage of it. This year there are many more birds than last year. I am sure there will be a lot of pictures I want to capture. I have already seen more blue birds (Eastern Mountain), Gold finch and Robbins than I have before. I am very glad of it too, as last year there were so few birds and butterflies that Margaret and I were very much afraid for them. Had they died due to illness, poisons, or been driven away in search of better feeding and nesting areas?
Last year the person living behind us had sold all of their hard wood and the beautiful trees were cut, leaving a barren hill from which the wonderful layers of rotted leaves and top soil washed away as soon a the first summer rains came. It is so sad. The hill looks just as it must feel. This surely will hurt the little creatures and drive them to other, safer areas.
Now we await the butterflies and bees to see how they may have fared the ravages of man and nature.