It’s good to see that the swallows have returned. I was pleased to see these Tree Swallows swooping over a shallow pond.
We have a watering station set out for the songbirds. While we enjoyed the late winter-early spring sun one afternoon, this honeybee – an unexpected yet welcome visitor – landed at the station.
It was a pleasure to welcome a new day.
It is good to be alive.
spider. This one set up shop a while ago on the side of our house, sheltering behind a downspout when necessary. I think it’s an Araneus nordmanni. We don’t mind it being here. It serves a purpose.
. . . it isn’t. I recently saw this Cicada Killer wasp not far from my feet. Being about 3 or 4 centimeters long it looked rather intimidating. Yet it was minding its own business never mind being aggressive, even not minding much when I very gently put a stick against its legs. A little research revealed that it can be a beneficial insect and is not aggressive.
It left me alone so I left it alone.
EDITED TO ADD: Apparently I neglected to include the photo of said demonic looking creature.
The first major flight of Turkey Vultures is a most welcome sign that spring is here.
A brilliant, clear morning sky is most welcome after a lengthy series of overcast, sometimes gloomy mornings.
We have experienced a lengthy dry spell – only 20.7mm of rain since June 25. We got some very welcome rain yesterday and overnight – I measured 13.7mm this morning This afternoon I measured another 9.2mm. It has fallen slowly, gently, soaking in to very dry soil, and filling the rain barrels.
Some folks might complain about rain falling through most of a summer weekend. We prefer to be grateful for this most welcome gift.
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An unpublished photo from four years ago today. An American Goldfinch visited our nyger seed feeder.
The 20+ millimeters of rain that fell over the last two days gave a welcome respite from the dry spell going back to late August. This afternoon’s sunshine was equally welcome.