Such a busy time of year. What have I been up to? This post will give you a hint. It isn't only birds and flowers that are busy. I got a call from an 87 year old friend that said we needed to dash over to her place to see a 'Natural Phenomena that is happening in her garden'. So off we go to her house. We found her nearly dancing at the site of a tree frog clinging to her door.
If you have never had this little visitor I can say it is quite fun to open the blinds on your door and find one clinging with those little suction up toes.
A day or so later we get a call from another friend and she told us she had a Harris's Sparrow coming to her feeders. This is a sparrow that is rarely in our state let alone just a few miles from our home. We dashed right out there and got a few photos through the window of this handsome sparrow.
We walk Annie every morning. While she watches for moles to make a move...
We watch for new spring arrivals such as this Wood Thrush. It is always a thrill to hear the flute-like early morning concert performed by this beautiful bird.
Then yesterday we helped with the Lawrence County, IL Spring Bird Count. Gary was happy to be able to get a decent photo of this very skittish drake Wood Duck. Of course I would be skittish too if someone was often shooting at me.
So this morning when I woke, I looked out the back door to see if the Robin was still ensconced on her nest. You can see her there.
I doubt she goes any place what with three of these beautiful blue eggs to attend. The poor dear probably would have laid 4 or 5 eggs if she had been someplace where no one could bother her.
As it is I can hardly avoid the area. Annie stayed with friends yesterday for an overnighter while we were busy. She is sticking pretty close to home today.
I had to get out into the garden to see what might be going on now that all the tulips and daffodils have been cooked to well done in the heat of the days past. Alliums are taking their place in this garden. You can see the purple iris are also making a show. How did this bed get so blue/purple??
I didn't wander long. I plopped into a chair on the gazebo patio. Looking at the dappled lush is about all I will accomplish this day.
Oh, look over here. Our first Red Admiral butterfly taking advantage of the sun on a white Lilac blossom. Aaahhhhh....
Can't you just feel the warmth of that lovely spring sun.
I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. I certainly did because to top off all of this we had a delightful visit with my son and his fiance. Happiness is...