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Friday, June 10, 2011

Popping, Peeking and Sneaking

Last night the heat and humidity exited the area leaving us with a cool night, soft breezes and a beautiful sunny morning. One thing the weather did accomplish for us this week is some growth in the garden. Seeds are popping up, roses are blooming and everything else appears to be thriving. (as always, click on the photos below for closer views)

Pink climbing roses bursting into bloom
Tiny nasturtiums popping up

We have been watching the sparrow families tending to their young. Four pairs have all built nests in our birdhouses and it is getting noisy with the demanding voices of the babies. Sadly, the starlings and grackles stole some of the young; undaunted the parents started new families.

Peeking out
Father on guard
And yes, there is the usual sneaky visitor. Can you see him in the photo below?

Stealthy invader

Plans for the weekend: a visit to a lavender farm, trip to the movies to see "Super 8", more planting, and enjoying a quick visit from daughter Raethan and her fiance. Sending out wishes for a great weekend for all.


Jessie said...

I love the little roofs on your bird houses! We have nasturtiums coming up too, so bright sren't they - lovely!xx

Danni said...

I love all the wildlife amongst the plant life in your yard. The sneaky invader is hilarious and not as sneaky as he thinks!

Anonymous said...

First the heat and then the rain made the flowers exploding over here, but the evening is rather cold right now and I´m thinking of starting a fire in the stove :-)

I have both house sparrows and starlings nesting under the tiles of my cottage :-) But I don´t have any bird houses in my trees because of all cats that live here, they would never leave those poor birds alone I´m afraid.

Have a great day!

mxtodis123 said...

We've many little nests in the trees here, and I love waking up to the sounds of the little birdies singing.

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Robin, love all the pictures ;o) "Father on guard", so cute! Did you make that bird house? It's really funky ;o) I thought the sneaky visitor, might have been Johnny! LOL! One can dream ;o) Have a wonderful weekend!

Mina said...

What wonderful nature lives in your yard! Even the sneaky invader, :-)