Why do they choose my garden?

It is once again a really nice day, just enough warm with a strong but nice breeze. I would have loved to take a longer walk than we did but there is a limit to how many fly bites one can take during a walk and we reached it rather early. It was ok as long as we could stay in the wind though but if we stopped for more than twenty seconds we became surrounded by flies. I do hope this early fly season also means it will end early but with my luck it’ll only be prolonged instead 🙂 🙂 🙂


I don’t know why but every year the Magpies chose this garden to have their young ones, a place where there are three dogs and two cats!! Today Albin surprised one of the younglings when it was on the ground and the Magpie parents and a lot of last years young ones weren’t happy. Albin didn’t try to hurt the bird, he just sniffed at it but all hell broke loose 🙂 🙂 🙂 At first I brought him inside but then again, he doesn’t want to hurt it so why not learn the Magpies that this isn’t a good place for the small ones? So right now Albin is running between older birds who land on the ground to keep him away from the young ones 🙂 Albin will sleep good tonight 🙂 🙂


I’m participating in statistical surveys from one of our biggest and most known statistical businesses and every time I’ve done one of those surveys I get points and with those points I can choose some kind of thing. Today I got a small smoothie maker, a small mixer with other words 🙂 🙂 I haven’t tried it yet but I did buy a lot of fruit in the store today 🙂 Grapes, mango and oranges. I was thinking of buying Kiwi fruits too but forgot it when I passed them. I wonder if banana works or if it is too thick in its consistence? I have several more points to use so I’ll see if there’s anything else I might want or if I need to get more points to get what I want 🙂


Some roses just look better half-open
Than fully open.

To be honest, I think I prefer to eat the fruit as it is but I will at least try it once 🙂 Still haven’t found that cord so I guess I will have to use the scissor to cut down the beard before I start with the razor 🙂

Have a great day!


6 thoughts on “Why do they choose my garden?

  1. Hi Christer,
    Obviously the magpies think it is a perfect place to raise young magpies in spite of three dogs and two cats. Maybe the presence of dogs and cats keeps other more effective predators away. A tired Albin is a beneficial thing.

    Smoothie makers are usually strong enough to deal with bananas. Some of them can even deal with ice cubes. It might be better to use frozen pieces of fruit, though, just in case yours isn’t that hefty. I have a full scale blender that is so strong the friction from the blade can actually turn stuff into hot soup. Grinds grain, too. I’m very careful around it. 🙂

    The weather is cool and very cloudy today. Sometimes the sky drips a little, too. My phone has suddenly started giving me Rain Alerts. They pop up and say things like rain will start at 8:57AM. Usually I don’t see them until several hours later and usually there has been no rain. Good for a smile, though.

    Enjoy the day.


    1. Hi Caryn!

      I do have lots of thorny bushes and many places to hide at but both the cats and dogs find them anyway. I think they’ve left my garden after a thing that happened this morning, I’ll write about it in today’s post, because it is finally rather quiet here.

      It worked perfectly but I was more thinking of how thick the smoothie would be if I put bananas in it but then again it all depends on what more I have in it of course. I too have a big mixer but I must admit that I doubt it would be as strong as Yours 🙂 🙂

      I occasionally get thunder alerts and they usually arrives an hour after the thunder has passed 🙂 🙂 🙂 I don’t know why they keep sending them out since they always are late 🙂 🙂

      No the Magpies are back and now I’m getting really tired of them.

      Have a great day!



  2. Lovely images and especially the last one with the bee on the flower, Christer. Seems the magpies don’t have too much sense. I am running behind on blog reading and commenting so will have to read some of your recent posts later tonight. We were away last weekend for an out of state family wedding for my niece.


    1. Hi Beatrice!

      That is actually a beetle, not a bee 🙂 but it is called Bumblebee beetle 🙂

      There are a lot of places for those younglings to hide in my garden but the cats and dogs always find them anyway 🙂

      Have a great day!



  3. well, yesterday winnie cornered a mother opossum with 9 babies. that was chaotic for a while. why she would have them in my garden when it is obvious that a dog lives here. it is just stupid. i had to call the city to come and take them all away.


    1. Hi Jaz!

      Suddenly it looks rather easy with just Magpies and one chick 🙂 🙂

      I guess that Your garden, as well as mine, has so many good places to hide since there are lots of places to hide at that they think no one ever will find them in there. Still I agree, it must smell so much dog there that it would be a warning sign for any animal!

      Have a great day!



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