Last year and again this year Mr and Mrs Swallow have built their nest on our verandah. Yesterday was the first time out of the nest for these 3 youngsters.
Mum and Dad kept flying around and encouraging them to take flight but they were quite happy to perch close to home. I guess they will soon progress out to the clothsline and return each evening as did the 4 babies last year.
While occasionally checking on the young family, I prepared 3 stitcheries for sewing at night, made some half square triangles and turned them into 7 pinwheels. 2 have been sewn to block 10 of Because I Said So and I'm busy adding some applique before the remaining 5 are sewn on to complete month 6/block 10. I also have month 7/block 11 ready to embroider.
My poor roses were feeling quite neglected and I have pruned them rather late this year. Here's the first Double Delight bud full of promise.