My Jack-O-Lantern's stint in my rooftop garden ended early this season as he had to be brought inside due to my preparing my place for a hurricane who became known as Super Storm Sandy.
Moreover, there was no room for him at the inn (my indoor succulent garden), so he was forced into an early hiatus; but he promised to return next year, if I shared a few more photo-ops of the pleasure he derived from watching my visiting mourning doves and house finches. I told him that I was not sure who'd see this entry as I normally do not post on Wednesday, but he insisted!
Moreover, this sweet Jack-O-Lantern is aware of the sorrow brought on by the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, and he said if he had to leave early, he wanted to make sure, dear reader, to leave you something to make you smile! He assumes you will derive pleasure from seeing the mourning doves's and house finches's experiences with a feeder. In the finches case (the little red guy), settled for the scraps that fell to the table whilst the mourning doves worked their beaks off!
ADDENDUM: Long since the publication of this posting, I have published two volumes in a book series, Words In Our Beak.
The stories are told from the perspective of Cam, a female cardinal. Volume Two of the series includes pertinent info re prepping a garden for storms like Super Storm Sandy.
Here's the purchase info:
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2q75g8e