Garden Journal 5/12/20

Each spring there seems to be new birds visiting every single day. Over the last few weeks we have seen orioles, woodpeckers, catbirds, goldfinch, cardinals, a pheasant, turkey, geese, hummingbirds and more.

I put out some oranges, grape jelly, suet, bird seed and hummingbird nectar for my little visitors. Definitely a highlight during these crazy times with more time at home.

Woodpecker on bird feeders.
Baltimore Oriole on bird feeder.

We have seen a lot more goldfinch this year.

Male Goldfinch in an apple tree.
Baltimore Oriole on a bird feeder.
A male Goldfinch in an apple tree.
Male and female goldfinch pair.
How cute is this pair?!?

I just love watching hummingbirds. We have two that are fighting over this feeder already so I ordered a few more feeders online.

Hummingbird on a feeder.

Over the last few days I’ve set the camera out so it’s easier to grab and snap a few photos when I see something neat. The clouds have been pretty cool recently.

Farm view with clouds.
Farm view with clouds.
Farm view with clouds.
Bee on redbud tree.
Can you spot the bee on this redbud tree?

I love it when the sun is shining with dark storm clouds behind. The contrast makes for really great photos. This is the view from our front yard looking even more magical in this amazing light.

Farm view with dark clouds and sunlight.
Farm view with dark clouds and sunlight.
Farm view with dark clouds and sunlight.
Farm view with dark clouds and sunlight.

And then here are just a few things blooming in the garden.

Bleeding hearts blooming in the spring.
Bleeding heart.
Snow on the mountain perennial plant.
Candytuft.

This lazy group loves to lay in the sun in the yard.

Rouen ducks laying in the grass.

I hope you are finding more time in the garden this year! Happy Gardening.

– Melissa

2 Comments Add yours

  1. susurrus says:

    The storm cloud series is glorious. 🙂

  2. Beautiful pictures!

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