|Lunch in the tree house|
Last summer we found a tree toad in our above-ground pool. Mr. T moved him to a tree and all was well. Now this summer we heard a particularly loud tree toad for several evenings. We knew he was quite close by but assumed he was in a tree. Finally Mr. T happened to look in the pool and there he was.
The toad was moved to a nearby tree and wasn't seen in the pool again for several weeks. But Sunday he was back there, just under the rim of the pool. So he has been moved again!
As for the tree house, our 9-year-old granddaughter had asked Grampa if he could build one out back. As you will see -- I am just going to share a bunch of pictures with captions -- he granted her request!
|Mr. T has worked in the forest industry most of his life. He hates to find nails in trees!|
|So he picked out 2 supporting trees and built the tree house around them. No nails in these trees!|
|The girl who got her wish|
|Reading in the partially built tree house|
|As work began on the roof|
|2 in the tree|
|Shows the forested location of the tree house|
|Work ongoing on the roof|
|Metal roofing (recycled) going on.|
|I blogged earlier about finding luna moths in the tree house|
|Grampa has lunch with 3 more grandkids|
|The picture window used to be in our living room. The kids loved watching the antics of squirrels as they ate.|
So that is some of our summer fun. What's been happening in your backyard this summer?