At last a blue sky day ~ what a treat!
I spent this gorgeous day mostly in the rose garden. It's amazing how many (3) wheelbarrow loads of weeds can accumulate during the rainy weather. I even weeded behind the shed and placed some red cedar shavings along the pathway. Seeing Nikki's beautiful roses on her website in California encouraged me to start a rose garden of my own a couple of years ago. Of course it's nowhere near the bountifulness or beauteous nature of Nikki's, but it is exciting for me. Flighty wished Nikki a happy birthday on his blog, and I send my best wishes as well ~ here are some freshly baked cookies and a couple of roses from today. Happy Birthday Nikki ~ I hope you are enjoying your trip!
Yesterday afternoon while I was looking around the back garden, I was nearly dive bombed by a couple of hummingbirds. There is a vast number of honeysuckle blossoms at the back of the property ~ plenty for everyone! However, apparently that's not how the hummers look at it. There was room for one, and one only. They were so quick it was difficult to capture a photo, so this is the best I could do. At first I could hardly find them through the foliage when I downloaded the photos. On the photo at the top left, the hummingbird's expression seems to show its determination!
Today, while weeding, I saw dragonflies, butterflies, and lots of wasps! I steered clear of the wasps; the dragonflies didn't land anywhere near me, but I did manage to catch a Swallowtail butterfly stopping for a sip!
...and...if you wish to see a diary and some terrific photos and video of baby blue tit birds in a nest box getting ready to fledge, check out Shirlsgardenwatch!