The warm and the rainy days help the garden to progress very quickly. Flora and Fauna are flourishing. Our Meyer Lemon tree has a lot of flower buds; and we have a first blossom. The tomatoes are growing fast. Planting them on a good layer of compost did the trick. The peach tree is full with fruits. I can’t wait for July to come, so I can harvest them.
Salvia “Hot Lips”
First Meyer Lemon blossom of this season
Pink Evening Primrose
The tomatoes are in bloom in the greenhouse.
We’ve got some big tomato plants, already.
I love the succulents, Kevin gave me for our Anniversary! ❤
Green Onion Globe
A little Bewick’s Wren made its home in the nestbox outside of Katelynn’s window. She loves it, when the wren wakes her up with a beautiful song every morning. The Blue Jays are very pleased, how the raised beds come along. The birds did their part of growing the beds as well. Lots of seeds turned into seedlings. In Summer, they will enjoy a Sunflower “jungle”.
We have a Bewick’s Wren building a nest in the birdhouse in front of Katelynn’s bedroom window.
The Blue Jay is happy with the garden.
The Northern Mockingbird sits on the fence and sings the most beautiful songs of Spring.
The bird feeders are always refilled in our backyard.
Today, we had quite a few guests at in the trees and at the feeders. Everyone ate plenty of food to store more fats. Winter is not over, yet. Friday morning suppose to be in the mid 20s (-4°C). Here are today’s photos of our feathered and mammal friends:
Usually it is not easy to get a photo of Mr. & Mrs Cardinal together. Today I was lucky.
“Are you ready for the cold front? It seems like, you are practicing getting into a feathery ball, again.”
“Hey Max, I was just talking to your wife about the upcoming cold front. How is everything?”
Randy is back!
“When I eat enough seeds, that will keep me warm until the cold front passes, later this week.”
Katelynn had to stay home, yesterday. The darn tummy bug is going around in her school. And I must have caught it from her. This morning, I sat for some fresh air on the deck. In the meantime, I watched the birds and the squirrels get their meals. Even when I didn’t feel well, I still grabbed my camera and captured some photos of the Bewick’s Wren, a House Sparrow, and a Mourning Dove. It was gray-in-gray, due to overcast. But in the afternoon, the sky cleared up. And we had a blue sky with lots of sunshine.
Bewick’s Wren I
Bewick’s Wren II
Female House Sparrow in our Peach Tree
Lots of feathered friends came over in our yard, all day. The feeders got emptied so quick, that I had to refill them twice. Next to the Blue Jays and the Northern Cardinals, we had a Bewick’s Wren, an American Goldfinch, two Black-capped Chickadees, White-winged Doves, Mourning Doves, Black-eyed Juncos, House Sparrows and a Red-bellied Woodpecker. A couple of squirrels ran to the feeder to grab some of the peanuts, before they jumped over the fence and into the neighbor’s tree. Yeah, I have that feeling that they didn’t like the Turkey Vulture circling over our house. A nice squirrel or bird snack had been fantastic for the big predator. But not on my watch, today. There’s plenty of mice and rats in the neighborhood. They taste as good as any rodent meat. 😉
The Turkey Vulture was soaring over our trees and house. A tasty squirrel or bird snack had been nice.
More peanuts for the Blue Jays
When our neighbor finds out, that “Woody” is interested in the siding on his house, he won’t be happy.
The White-winged Doves and the House Sparrows share their late lunch together.