All of my growing things are looking really good....including the birds. Here's the mourning dove nest. The babies have gotten so big that Mama can only cover one of the babies anymore and the other little one is sitting right in front of her.
I planted a yellow yarrow plant (for attracting butterflies) by my "lawn boulder." The robins love sitting on top of this rock (as evidenced by their "calling card").
My delphinium is just starting to bloom. Love those pretty blue flowers!
Yesterday a sub-adult male purple martin stopped by my place. He sat on the TV antenna for quite a while, then would fly down by the gourds, but never attempted to go inside. I'm running out of time for this season to attract a nesting pair. In 2004, I had a pair show up on June 13th, so I haven't given up hope yet.
One of my co-workers and her husband have a huge martin colony and were recently featured in an article in our local newspaper. She stopped by today to tell me they have 140 eggs and babies are already starting to hatch. She invited me to stop over and see them some day after work. (NOTE TO SELF: don't forget your camera--this would be another great idea for a blog post!)