This week’s theme is “for the birds”. As I was sitting in my newly arranged patio area I noticed a number of colorful little birds in the trees. Of course every time I grabbed my camera they disappeared but with patience I was able to get a few shots.
This one sat still for quite awhile (in bird time anyway) and I was able to get a few photos.
Here is one getting a drink from our dripping irrigation pipes. (We have a container underneath to catch the drips and we dump the water into our potted plants.)
And finally a little red number, very pretty.
Keep Your Focus!
It was a relief to flip the calendar to March. With 16 days 80° or warmer it is nice to see the word Spring on the calendar. Every time I looked at February I thought I was on the wrong month since it felt more like April!
I walked the dog this morning about 9:30. It was warm enough not to wear a jacket and a light layer of cloud cover kept the sun from feeling too harsh.
Lots of bird song and buzzing bees in the air.
The trees are still bare but that meant I could see this bird (right in the center).
Turns out it is really hard to get a picture of a bee but can you see the two blurs?
Not too many flowers out yet but I found a few.
Love these little daisy like flowers right next to the walkway to the school.
The blossoms on the lemon tree smell wonderful.
I did my winter pruning of the rose bush in January and it has leafed out wonderfully, I even have a few buds. Rose bushes aren’t supposed to do well here in pots but I keep it in the shade during the summer afternoons and just let it get a bit of early morning sun during the worst of the heat.
I have had this chrysanthemum for four years now! I keep it in the shade all summer and somehow it survives the heat.
It is too wonderful having a bit of year around green in the neighborhood. I wonder how much water these bushes use?
I think they kind of look like hershey kisses.
HAPPY ALMOST SPRING EVERYONE!