Here are some current photos – from the past few days. Our Iris are getting going about 3 weeks later than when they bloomed last year. It has been a very wet spring and much cooler than last year.
I really enjoy the variety of color, texture and height of the Iris family of plants. Each summer, after they are done blooming, I’ve been moving a few of them to new locations to make sure they look good with their neighbor flowers and colors. We have quite a few lupine, columbine and poppy plants that I’m mixing in. Gardening- – what a fun hobby!!
One of the first things I noticed in the garden this morning were thin spider webs. There were many single lines and then I came upon this beautiful one- a spiral orb web. It was highlighted in the dew which made it easy to see. I didn’t see the spider though.
My early peach colored Iris- yeah!
The Iris and Columbine next to each other.
This is a close-up of Columbine. They come in several colors and several heights: from white to pale yellow to pinks and fairly dark purple. There are also a varieties that have two tones. The next two photos are also Columbines…
We have a few feeders out by the garden….
and this male Black-Headed Grosbeak visited us today. We haven’t notice the female yet. This week is the first we’ve seen him this year. In contrast with the yellow Evening Grosbeak, these birds seem to be more solitary and don’t spend very much time at the feeders.
This is a photo of Willie taking a bath.
This is a photo of Pete and Frank checking things out. Frank is the leader, Pete is the follower.
Yet to be named chicken, one of the girls.
Elvis, the Rooster- [all the Roosters are named Elvis].