Over the back fence, a mock orange tree...
Over the side fence, neighbour's white hydrangea
On my deck, hanging basket ~
and my Iceberg rose
Now, back to the robins ~ caught in a quiet moment ~
But look what else was going on!! I was so excited to finally capture this on video and still photo ~
Meanwhile, in the Grapricot tree (The grape vine intermingled with the apricot tree brances)...there were the cutest little fledging chickadees.
Here's one snuggled in a perfect cradle ~
Every so often, I'd get back to gardening and when I looked up ~
and over in the conifers ~
I spotted a hummingbird at a red rose, and then at the honeysuckle ~ of course it moved so fast, that by the time I was ready with the camera, it had buzzed off! I did manage to get some strange shots of one, though ~
Sitting on a branch in the Grapricot tree (about a third of the size of the chickadee)
Through a space between the fence ~
and checking out some geranium petals on a tree ~ (how did they get there?)
As the day wore on, and I was having a break on the deck, I noticed that some birds were fluffed out at the bottom of the garden ~ the hottest driest spot ~ robins and a young flicker I think ~
It was a glorious day and I felt so grateful that I was able to share and enjoy the back garden with these lovely birds ~ and, of course, I did stop to smell the roses! My new header is 'Folklore' and the fragrance is divine!