Monday, April 20, 2009

The Morning After

See the worm in her mouth? You may have to enlarge to see it, but she's working hard to feed her babies. :) The irises are starting to bloom. I have a miniature peach iris that I took a photo of-- for another day. My phlox, starting to bloom and smelling oh so heavenly...the morning after this photo, not a bloom in sight. Clean cut. So who's the culprit? The bunnies? :/ We had rain yesterday. The ground had started to dry out again and was ready for a drenching. The pollen has been thick in the air, and allergies are running riot around here. This morning is so clean and fresh, the sun shining highlights on everything it touches. Mornings after rain are just so clean and beautiful.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Birds and Blooms at Ships Landing

I love this shot of my Bleeding Heart. Of course, it wasn't obvious until I uploaded from the camera that it was going to be one of my favorite bloom shots. Isn't he a sweetie? He was gathering food for his new 'babies'; he and Momma worked so hard all day, constantly back and forth, from the yard to the bird house. They are wonderful parents. Easter Sunday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail came for a visit. (I just wish my Coralbells weren't one of their favorite dining experiences.) My first Luna Moth of the year. My friend, Flannie, came to visit and brought me this lovely bouquet. Aren't they gorgeous?? White Lilac, Azalea, Redbud, Dogwood, Daffodil, and Hemlock. She's such a sweetie. :) My hummingbirds made their first appearance on Easter Sunday afternoon. I was delighted to have them back. :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009