my home with the bats, birds, bees. We noticed a beautiful couple flying overhead yesterday. A pair of swallows were looking for a good nesting place. They looked our rooftop over pretty well, and decided they just love the penthouse. The penthouse was created last year by a very stubborn architect of the woodpecker family. I tried to discourage him with shouting and projectile objects, but he managed to make a hole in the eaves about the size of a baseball, and now the swallow family is moving in. Yesterday Kevin and I got this great idea to hang a plastic owl decoy right near the entrance. That discouraged the swallows yesterday, but today they have changed their mind. The space between the owl's eyes at the top of his head seems to provide an excellent perch, a lookout where they love to sit. Now the swallows are more determined than ever to nest there. What to do next? Every year we have a battle with someone over the ownership of this log building, and I don't want to share!