As our garden transformed last fall from actively growing into dormant and dying, we left many stems and other material in place instead of tidying up all of the dead stuff.
A few days ago this Baltimore Oriole was a benefactor of our decision, peeling fibers off of this Butterfly Bush stem for its mates’ nest.
I believe we will continue gardening in this wildlife friendly way.
A willow tree in bloom.
Not every tree, bush, perennial, annual, bursts into spectacular bloom. I appreciate subtle displays.
Spring is truly here: First sighting this year of a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. It’s been a miserable few days to be a hummingbird – chilly, damp and at times rainy. I’m very happy to be able to help out.
A carols its’ welcome to the new day.
I love hearing birdsong on a spring morning.
A Manitoba Maples’ twigs and flowers draw a very open lacework curtain across the sky.
The first major flight of Turkey Vultures is a most welcome sign that spring is here.
A Redbud tree burst into so much colour it was almost impossible to focus on one set of flowers.