We got home from Indiana where we delivered our young friends, Sasha, Nina and Jake to their grandparents, and discovered we had a new feathered baby. The first baby quail hatched and it is soooo tiny - as you can see it fits in a teaspoon!The little guy can really make a racket when he peeps but we've made a little 'nest' that he can climb under like Mommy's wings and then we just hear content quiet peeps.
Our trip to Indiana was great. It was a beautiful drive through Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. The corn was fantastic throughout all those states - and with all the rain, the states are all green and lush. The kids travelled very well and thanks to Mom we had the help of a portable DVD player when boredom set in and the noise volume got too high. They were so excited to see Grandma Ann and Grandpa Jim who live in a charming cottage on the edge of a park. It is a perfect kid environment with great bike paths and a community pool and water slide a block away. We miss the kids but look forward to next summer with them. Here are a few of the beautiful flowers surrounding Grandma Ann and Grandpa Jim's cottage.
Blackeyed Susan's along the creek bank; above left is Tardiva Hydrangea