I got to work this morning only to find the area carpeted in police, state trooper, DPS and Game Warden vehicles. Seems we were in the middle of a major drug bust!!! They had Grand Jury indictments against 45 individuals. By 11:30AM, they had rounded up and arrested 34. 5 of the out of the housing complex. By 3:00PM, they had arrested 4 more. Good for the law enforcement in our area! Means work for us as we’ll be doing evictions, but….it’s great to have the drugs gone. YEAH! We watched them circling our area all day. Was quite a show.
The morning started off good. I looked outside to check the temperature, and the water fountain was lined with Cedar Waxwings! It’s been 2 years since we’ve seen a good sized flock of these little jewels. This is a gorgeous crested, masked berry eater! Photo from Wikipedia. One year, they were in the backyard for 2 days. They cleaned most of the berries off of a stand of 6 hackberry trees. I understand they’re quite partial to fruit tree blooms and freshly set fruits.
The temps stayed in the upper 60s with sunshine today. I’m hoping it will be the same for the weekend so I can finish planting the onions, rose bushes and day lilies. It’s been too cold or too wet…and now, Ernie has a bummed up knee, so I’ll be digging and planting alone. Here are some of the lily bulbs. My favorites are the Ice Carnival…bright whites with greenish throats. Really pretty. My goal is to eventually have several beds full of lilies, cosmos, daisies and zinnias.